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2020 Summer Intern
W.R. Berkley Corporation | Urbandale, Iowa
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Job Description

Company Details

A trusted insurance carrier since 1886, Continental Western Group (CWG) offers a broad array of commercial insurance products for businesses in 13 states from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes. Our goal is to be the strong, local and trusted choice for independent insurance agents and customers.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.


Continental Western Group

Internship and Development Program

Continental Western Group's internship program immerses you in a variety of insurance business fields, tests your skills, enhances your business knowledge, encourages networking and offers assignments/projects in specific areas of study.

The CWG internship and development program seeks high potential candidates that demonstrate creativity, curiosity, innovativeness, entrepreneurial spirit and appropriate risk taking. The program provides access to the company's senior leaders while also introducing a broad overview of insurance operations in claims, marketing, underwriting, analytics and the independent agency system.


Qualified internship candidates must meet the following requirements:

* Registered undergraduate student pursuing a major in business, math, risk management, actuarial science or related studies.
* Cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
* Participation in extracurricular and leadership activities.
* Commitment to the duration of the ten week internship program.
* Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
* Must be available to work onsite at the Urbandale Campus


The CWG internship and development program offers very competitive pay rates as well as schedule flexibility. This position will be a non-exempt, overtime-eligible position.

CWG Experience

The program was developed to provide interns with a valuable, rewarding experience and help connect the knowledge from academics with the reality of today's insurance careers.

The first phase of a CWG internship includes an introduction to CWG and the W. R. Berkley Corporation including the historical path of our 100 year old company.

General training about CWG's product, distribution channel and company-specific business processes will lay the groundwork for an intern's comprehensive learning experience. Technical training necessary to perform analysis and complete program projects will follow the general training. Sessions focused on developing innovation, creativity, risk taking and entrepreneurial drive will be held regularly for all program interns.

Each intern may be assigned to a business area within CWG such as Claims, Underwriting, Actuarial, Marketing or Information Services. After completing the general training, interns will manage project responsibilities specific to this designated department.

Additional Experience

The CWG internship program will include social activities aimed at building strong networking relationships with fellow interns and CWG staff. Activities may include CWG key management sessions, team-building, and volunteer/community service opportunities.

Your Experience

So what do you want your experience to be? At CWG, we're dedicated to making your time with us unique and rewarding! Competitive pay, exposure to the complete business operation, real responsibility, fun activities, and full-time employment opportunities!

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