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Corporate Strategy Internship (Summer 2023)


Zurich North America (ZNA) is looking for an intern to join its Corporate Strategy team in Schaumburg, Illinois for the summer of 2023. As a Corporate Strategy Intern, you will support the development and execution of ZNA’s strategic and operational agenda.


The interns will each have a primary summer project based on business needs. Previous projects have included: Strategic Plan support, Innovation Communications: Building Zurich North America’s brand as an innovative company, and External Innovation: future-focused industry research to identify key risks/innovations that will impact the insurance industry to support the prioritization of our external pipeline. 


What this opportunity offers:

  • Driven and dynamic colleagues with a wealth of experience in Strategy Consulting / Corporate Strategy
  • Opportunity to work on ZNA’s most pressing business challenges
  • Exposure to ZNA’s senior leaders
  • Team networking events
  • Weekly training sessions
  • Opportunity to work on various projects on Strategy & Execution Measurement


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing basic data analysis/modeling
  • Presenting analysis results to colleagues and business partners. Some projects Interns may work on our Strategic Plan support, Innovation Communications, Building the ZNA brand as an innovative company, and External Innovation
  • Developing competitive intelligence insights
  • Creating strategic communications
  • Researching, synthesizing and communicating market trends


You will learn:

  • Develop skills to effectively story tell with information provided
  • Sharpen skills in PowerPoint for executive-level presentations
  • Problem structuring and analysis
  • Effective communication (written and verbal)
  • Understanding of Commercial P&C industry
  • Time management


Basic Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior)
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2023
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S indefinitely   
  • Microsoft Office experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, or related business / analytical field
  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)
  • Ability to research and socialize findings in a meaningful way
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in a corporate setting

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MD1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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