Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
12/18/2019
Job Category:
Administration
C-Suite Executive Office Intern
(This job is no longer available)
National Life Group | Montpelier, VT
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Job Description

Internship - C-Suite Executive Office

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT

Strategic relationship management and communications will be the heart of this assignment. The intern will have the opportunity to interact with c-suite, senior management and various employees in all business areas throughout NLGroup. This interaction will provide a foundational understanding of, and exposure to, the role of professional executive administration and its associated responsibilities. The development of project objectives, systematic planning, and deliverables management will be integral to this role as the intern will be given projects to work on throughout the summer both independently and in teams with oversight from Office of Chairman, CEO & President.

SKILLS REQUIRED

High level communication skills (both verbal and written) are critical to this role. Integrity, confidentiality and high degree of professionalism are foundational needs as are organizational skills, team orientation, and the ability to learn quickly. The successful intern will be able to engage in independent and group problem-solving; conduct independent research, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks; observe, perform and improve a given process, all in a fast-paced environment. A focus on quality, attention to detail/accuracy, and excellent customer service are essential. Proficiency in Microsoft O365 applications a must.

TYPICAL JOB ASSIGNMENTS

1. C-Suite Business Area Rotation: Pre-determined time in each business support area. Overall familiarity with the functions of the C-suite offices and the general flow of corporate matters. Ad hoc assistance and gleaning for other assignments.

2. Research, develop and propose New Visitor Tracking System: Intern will be responsible for effecting a visitor tracking system. This will include obtaining data from the applicable NLGroup personnel; creating an inventory of current procedures to ensure the completeness and accuracy of data; archiving reference materials; pitching, building and implementing a new system.

3. Research, develop and propose APG Procedure Manual/Repository: Assist the APG in updating business processes associated with an array of administrative responsibilities. Intern will be responsible for setting up meetings with departments, updating the documentation, etc.

4. Research, develop and propose APG opportunities in utilization of OneDrive.

5. Team Intern Project: Collaborate with a team of interns on a summer long project that will be presented to senior management.

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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.