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Zurich NA Alternative Markets, Captives Internship Summer 2021 in Schaumburg, Illinois

Alternative Markets, Captives Internship Summer 2021


Zurich is currently looking for an Intern to support our Alternative Markets, Captives team for Summer of 2021. This position will be out of our Schaumburg office.

Alternative Markets is a distinct business – comprised of Direct Markets, Programs, Group Captives and Crop – that capitalizes on its unique operating and distribution models to effectively deliver products and services that meet its customers’ needs. The goal of Alternative Markets is to drive sustainable, profitable growth through strong relationships with its distributors and through its deep focus on the customer.

This intern will work under immediate supervision and perform requested tasks alongside professionals who perform these roles. Generally, this position is part of a summer program with an assigned mentor.

Primary project you will work on:

  • Become versed in our Captive space and support team where needed to include learning the basics of the underwriting and file documentation process

You will learn:

  • How to underwrite and price an insurance risk in a captive setting

  • Project and Change Management

  • Working with different technology

  • Gain deeper understanding of insurance knowledge

  • Fundamental Operations

  • Organizational skills

Other development opportunities:

  • People skills to include influencing others and change management

  • Leadership

  • Communication skills in a business environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Insurance, Risk Management, Finance or Math related degree

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2021

  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior)

  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)

  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S indefinitely

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical

  • Excellent Organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Problem solving skills in customer focused environment

  • Quick Learner

  • Collaborative

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently as needed

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.

EOE Disability / Vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/12/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200004R2

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.