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Innovation Intern
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Shelter Insurance | Columbia, MO
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Job Description

A company built to serve you. It's your career, Shelter it!

The Innovation Intern assists the Director of Innovation in day to day operations for strategic alignment of the Innovation Department at Shelter Insurance. Interns will be exposed to new technologies and have opportunities to go from idea thinking to market implementation, and to learn about multiple departments such as Underwriting, Investments, Human Resources and Insurance.

Minimum Starting Pay: $12.63 - $15.15

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* Participates in design thinking and agile workshops.
* Develops analytical techniques to evaluate and strengthen the Innovation Department.
* Researches innovation by studying new technologies and market trends.
* Participates in implementation of new software for managing ideas.
* Gains familiarity with new idea management software.
* Accountable for learning and developing proficiency in performing indicated duties and responsibilities.
* Ability to make closely reviewed and monitored decisions concerning innovation implementation.
* Appropriately handles sensitive and confidential information.
* Ability to keep a steady work schedule with regular predictable attendance to ensure steady workflow and minimal disruption to department schedules and deadlines.
* Must be able to operate a personal computer and various other computer-related office equipment.
* Other duties may be assigned to meet ongoing business needs.
* Ability to perform essential functions of the job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


* Familiarity and/or experience in agile principles, design thinking, or analytical techniques a plus.
* Excellent science, technology, and engineering skills.
* Comfort in an environment where expectations/measures of success are dynamic.
* Ability to exhibit strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
* Ability to exhibit comfort in communicating with professionals of different backgrounds and presenting in a manner that relates to various audiences.
* Good personal computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Excellent research and analytical skills.
* Must be working towards a bachelor's degree, with a preference toward an analytical or technical degree.

About Shelter Insurance

Shelter's Diversity Internship Program, founded in 1988, was created to introduce additional diversity into the workforce. By doing so, Shelter has been better able to identify and service the needs of our many policyholders. In addition, the program allows exceptional minority college students to sample the inner workings of a multifaceted corporation. The Diversity Internship Program has seen great success throughout its life. Each year's class is comprised of extraordinary students from a wide range of academic backgrounds: accounting, electrical engineering, economics, business administration, communications, education, and music, to name a few. Shelter hires only the best and brightest students to join the Diversity Internship Program. Admittance to the program is based on test results, field of study and a personal interview. Students must not only be a minority, they must have also reached full-time sophomore standing or above and be available from May to August. As a result of the detailed screening process, a high degree of professionalism and excellence is expected of interns. The program provides opportunities in marketing or claims branches throughout our 14 operating states, or in one of 20 departments at the Home Office. Upon graduation from college, interns may apply for full or part-time positions. Benefits of being a Shelter intern include generous compensation, on-the-job training, regional placement and an applicable introduction to the insurance industry. Perhaps the best benefit of all is the positive work environment created by Shelter employees. For information about Shelter's Diversity Internship Program, or if you know someone interested in applying, please contact Stacye Smith at 573-214-4589. Job candidates must complete a Shelter application for employment (click here for the form in Word format) and have it delivered to Shelter Benefits Management Incorporated. "I've learned how to become more efficient in my daily duties, gotten better at multi-tasking and have learned the importance of getting things done on time."