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National Life Group | Montpelier, VT
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Internship - Life & Annuity Strategy


The National Life Group Internship Program was developed to provide real workplace learning and growth opportunities for undergraduate students. Over the years the program has provided students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful, career-relevant work at National Life Group in preparation for fulltime employment.


Full time - 40 hours per week

Overtime subject to Manager approval

Key Competencies

Analytical skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, team orientation, ability to handle multiple tasks, quick learner, communication skills, integrity, confidentiality, high degree of professionalism, problem solving


The Strategy team is seeking a summer intern to support strategy and innovation projects across National Life. In this role, you will gain a broad understanding of National Life's business and our current portfolio of strategy & innovation efforts. You will lead one or more projects that solve current business challenges. You will develop the approach, follow through with analysis (potentially coordinating with a cross-functional team) and deliver your recommendations to stakeholders.

Key qualifications are curiosity about our business, critical thinking, the ability to communicate ideas effectively, and being a self-starter who can learn quickly and synthesize information. Must be comfortable with ambiguity. If you always start with the WHY and enjoy blazing new paths for realizing opportunities and solving problems, this is the role for you!


* Minimum overall GPA of 3.00
* Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft Word
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* High degree of reliability in completion of tasks on a timely basis.
* Interpersonal communication skills.
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Strong analytical skills; Reconciliation and problem-solving skill
* Data expertise is welcomed but not required at an advanced level

Highlights of the 2019 National Life Group Program:

* Lunch-and-Learn Series-6 business classes delivered by company leaders including:
* DISC - Understanding Work Styles
* Business Etiquette
* Generation Diversity
* Formal orientation and onboarding
* Intern Reception and Outing
* Scholarship Award to Outstanding Intern of the year
* Cross-Departmental Group project focused on an enterprise-wide solution

National Life Group ® is a trade name representing various affiliates, which offer a variety of financial service products.

About National Life Group

National Life markets its products through some 1,000 career agents and general agents, and over 3,000 independent managing general agents, agents and brokers throughout the United States. The company's career agents focus on providing financial solutions for individuals with an emphasis on those who manage their own business or professional practice, while agents in its Life Event marketing channel address a variety of client concerns through affordable, flexible life insurance products. Additional distribution capability is being developed to serve the insurance protection and financial planning needs in even broader markets. National Life Insurance Company is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, supporting and underwriting a comprehensive portfolio of life insurance, annuity and equity products. The company's associates and sales representatives focus on providing financial solutions to their clients needs in the form of life insurance protection, estate and business succession planning, deferred compensation, retirement planning and pension plans. In 1996, National Life acquired a majority interest in Life Insurance Company of the Southwest (LSW), a Dallas, Texas, based financial services company whose independent agents have been primarily involved in the 403(b) teacher retirement and pension-related markets. In 1999, National Life purchased the remaining outstanding shares of the company. LSW markets its products through more than 4,000 independent brokers, as well as National Life's career agency system and financial institutions. In 1998, voting policyholders of National Life Insurance Company approved a plan to reorganize the company into a mutual holding company structure. The application to reorganize had previously been approved by the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration and by the company's Board of Directors. The Board determined that the new structure provides the company with the best range of options for continuing to grow and thrive while preserving and enhancing policyholder interests. In the year 2000, National Life celebrated 150 years of business and service to its customers. The company has grown from a small firm with a limited clientele and product portfolio to a dynamic and growing financial services company. But its goal in its earliest days remains essentially unchanged. Dr. Dewey wrote in his inaugural annual report to policyholders that "the primary object of managers of this company has been to maintain strength, so that no disappointment might befall those whose welfare depends on the integrity of its contracts." Strength and integrity remain essential corporate characteristics. That original concept is as valid at National Life today as it was when those words were originally penned.