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Business Strategy & Insights Internship - Direct Markets (Summer 2023)


Zurich is currently looking for a Business Strategy & Insights Intern to work out of our Direct Markets Business. This position will be a 100% remote role.


Direct Markets offers a wide range of solutions designed to meet the changing risks and profitability needs of franchise auto, motorcycle, Powersports, and RV dealerships through our direct sales force and select agents. Our business was started by a group of auto dealers in 1922, and our customers have been closely involved in developing our products for more than 90 years. We provide the Unicover VII policy, which is a copywritten package garage policy, to all of our target market risks. We also offer other brokered products through our in-house agency. Our F&I products are sold to retail customers of auto and motorcycle dealers.


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. 


What this opportunity offers:


  • Market and trends analysis
  • Competitor research
  • Strategic Business Unit communications (e.g., Head of Direct Markets presentations to ZNA and Group ExCo)
  • Business and investment case development


Skills you will develop:

  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Communication / Storytelling
  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel


Other development opportunities:


  • Presentation opportunities
  • Exposure to Direct Markets Leadership Team
  • Learn about Automotive Industry


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


 Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Insurance, or a related Business field
  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA) 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office such as PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Problem-solving skills in a customer-focused environment 
  • Quick Learner
  • Experience in a leadership role 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong interest in the insurance industry



Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed Remotely in any US state


The starting hourly rate for this program is $19.10. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed remotely in any US state. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

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 - Remote Work (US), AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MD1 

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