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Innovation Internship (Summer 2022)


Zurich is currently looking for an Innovation Intern for Summer 2022, to support our North America Office of the COO, Innovation team out of our Schaumburg, IL, office.


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 assignments you will work on include:

  • Supporting trend analysis
  • Scouting insurtechs
  • Supporting innovation initiatives to develop new capabilities
  • Structuring innovation messaging in presentations
  • Assisting with innovation events
  • Adhoc projects


You will learn:

  • Working collaboratively across business and Innovation functions across North America
  • Understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of the COO organization
  • Communication skills
  • Structured problem solving
  • Creation and delivery of presentations
  • Developing business strategy


Other development opportunities:

  • Develop understanding of insurance business models
  • Insurance functions
  • Emerging risks and trends impacting the insurance industry
  • Process definition and improvement
  • Project management
  • Business analysis
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills in a business environment


Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in in Mathematics, Engineering, Finance, Economics or related business / analytical field
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program and will be enrolled in the Fall of 2022
  • 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:

  • Intermediate PowerPoint and Excel Skills (Vlookup/pivot tables etc.)
  • Microsoft Project and/or Visio is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Problem solving skills in customer focused environment 
  • Quick Learner
  • Experience in a leadership role 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • 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 (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

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 148 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 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MD1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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