Summer Internship - Underwriting Support
Zurich North America - Schaumburg, IL

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Zurich in North America
Intern Program

Zurich Financial Services ( is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network that focuses its activities on its key markets in North America and Europe. Founded in 1872, Zurich is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Through its offices in more than 50 countries, 57,000 Zurich employees serve clients in more than 120 countries. In North America, Zurich ( is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, small business, specialties and programs sectors.

Behind this success is a culture of continuous improvement and a pride in excellence. It comes from 130 years of experience, taking care of the risk protection and wealth creation needs of individuals, businesses and corporations all over the world. With our global spread and cross-business connections, we can draw on the expertise of a worldwide network of Zurich professionals and business partners.

The Internship Program seeks to provide participants with:
  • A strong understanding of and appreciation for the functional area that they are working in and how that functional area interacts with others in the organization.
  • An understanding of the framework of Zurich in North America.
Our Internship Program is formalized and structured; it encompasses "real work" assignments. There are formalized program assessments as well as intern and mentor performance assessments throughout the summer. During the course of the summer program, the intern will assume the duties of the job as if it were a permanent position and will work alongside the talented professionals who actually hold these roles today.

The objective of the Internship Program is to prepare individuals for careers in their field of study. In the end, participants come away with a unique and well-rounded understanding of Zurich in North America – our products, our services, and our customers – a valuable set of skills and a chance to walk in the shoes of other professionals.

Zurich in North America provides interns with mentors during the summer program and has the complete commitment of senior management in recruitment and retention of talented college students.

The Internship Program looks for college students who can demonstrate problem-solving skills in a customer-focused environment; a willingness to work hard and to learn; strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent time-management skills; flexibility; the ability to work independently; self-motivation; and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The program runs May to August and we do not provide housing.


We have the vision to provide the compensation, training and development opportunities to attract world-class talent like you. An EEO/AA Employer, Zurich North America supports a diverse workforce.

For immediate consideration please visit and click on the “Careers” section.

Job Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
Trainee/Intern No Experience Required
1. Demonstrates problem solving skills in customer focused environment.
2. Posses strong written and verbal communication skills.
3. Self motivated and able to work independently.

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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe,...