Zurich NA Data Science Intern (Predictive Analytics, Jersey City) in New York, New York

Zurich is currently looking for a Data Science Intern to join the Predictive Analytics Team to work out of our North American head-quarters in Jersey City, NJ.

Zurich’s predictive analytics derives insights from a wide range of proprietary and external aggregated data to identify future risks and inform strategic decision-making. Our methods provide a deeper and broader analysis of catastrophic damage and hard-to-predict events — those of low frequency but high severity. Proactive solutions can also help organizations reduce their total cost of risk and create more effective strategies.

As a Data Science Intern, you will:

  • Work with a project team to solve business problems. Examples of what we do include: build models to set the appropriate price for various insurance products, predict claims that will cost over $100,000, detect fraud and predict crop yields for crop insurance
  • Improve and gain understanding of predictive analytics techniques such as,data mining, deep learning and other machine learning modeling methodologies
  • Use Python, R, SQL languages as well as Jupyter, ArcGIS, H2O, Spark and Github tools
  • Learn from our summer training program covering insurance basics and advanced machine learning methods
  • We have a collaborative and inquisitive environment where you can apply educational knowledge to create insights to impact change for current business problems while gaining mentorship and hands-on training from experienced data scientists.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2018
  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant STEM degree.
  • Current enrollment in a graduate level program
  • Demonstrated project experience including the use of statistical techniques such as regression, generalized linear modeling (GLM), econometrics, machine learning, decision trees, clustering, and neural networks
  • Ability to apply statistical methodology to solve business problems
  • Problem solving skills including identification of issues and offering solutions
  • Experience with programming and data tools such as R, Python, Hadoop, ArcGIS, H20, Spark, Github, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; experience summarizing and presenting information in a way that provides clarity and interest
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in support of project and team goals

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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**Title:** *Data Science Intern (Predictive Analytics, Jersey City)*

**Location:** *New Jersey-Jersey City*

**Other Locations:** *United States-New York-New York*

**Requisition ID:** *1700073M*