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IT Test Automation Internship (Summer 2023)


Zurich is currently looking for a Test Automation Intern for Summer 2023, to support our North America Operations & Technology / Information Technology / Quality Assurance (QA) Testing Services Team.


As an 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 assignments you will work on include:


As a Intern, you will be assigned a variety of projects and initiatives.  Your primary projects will focus on automation testing.  The specific project will be selected a few weeks before your start date.


  • Work on internal initiatives to Test CoE to improve internal processes and further build center of excellence capabilities
  • Hands-on testing automation activities, including the development of code for test automation scripts, as well as running existing test automation scripts for expected results
  • Driving activities within the testing process end to end for a given product(s)
  • Contributing to Test Automation Strategy development on specific product(s)


You will learn:


  • Test automation tools such as Selenium and UFT
  • Testing tools, such as Browserstack and Postman
  • Technical/coding skills using test automation tools
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, debugging and resolving issues
  • Quality Assurance (QA) testing processes
  • Collaboration across IT, partnering with leads, business analysts, developers, testers, etc.
  • Stakeholder communication and management
  • Use of collaborative tools
  • Time management


Other development opportunities:

  • Insurance product and business acumen
  • Agile & CICD (DevSecOps)
  • Software development using application coding in Java
  • Further develop critical thinking skills and leverage their creativity to conduct manual testing of software
  • Work with a variety of resources, including resources that work for our outsourcing partners
  • Develop an understanding of vendor management and project management as well.
  • Data analysis
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills in a business environment


Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2023
  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior) and no prior years of experience required in the administrative area
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S indefinitely   

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (preferred major in Computer Science with focus on Software Development)
  • Strong technical programming skills with scripting languages such as Java, Python, VB, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills in customer focused environment 
  • Quick learner, self-organizing, and able to work independently
  • Intermediate Excel skills (Vlookup/pivot tables, formulas, macros, etc.)
  • Intermediate Microsoft SharePoint skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Nice to have: Test automation knowledge (e.g., Cucumber framework, SpecFlow, SpecRun, Postman, RestAssured, Test Driven- Development (TDD), Behavior Driven-Development (BDD), Acceptance Test Driven-Development (ATDD)
  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)

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.
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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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