ACORD internships offer hands-on learning through participating in diverse projects. Interns must be comfortable in quickly getting familiar with new topics in order to contribute to the project team’s success. As an intern you will make an impact on new and existing initiatives, in addition to building analytical and leadership skills. You will have the opportunity to work directly with Senior Management, including the CEO.
Internship Responsibilities May Include
Assisting in special projects from conception to completion, with guidance from managers or project leads, and collaboration with peers.
Participate in cross-functional teams and build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
Assistance in the creation of financial models and conduct quantitative/qualitative analysis to guide internal and external perspectives;
Work independently or as a member of a small team to conduct rigorous, fact-based research and analysis;
Deliver work that meets high standards of quality, accuracy, and relevance;
Create presentations and write white papers.
Undergraduate candidates pursing a Bachelor’s degree in business, finance / accounting, economics or related field;
Strong business and financial acumen and curiosity;
Ability and desire to learn complex concepts such as the understanding of drivers behind a strategic business models;
Capacity to collect and analyze financial data and interpreting financial statements;
Confident in managing very large data sets and performing analysis to distill and draw out insights from large, complex data sources. Ability to communicate business requirements and data needs to technical staff;
Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure with exposure to Senior Staff. Experience managing demanding deadlines, changing requirements, and working with limited resources or information is preferred;
Proficient in using business software applications including MS Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. MS Visio experience is a plus;
Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.
The program runs from June 1 – August 14.
Interns must abide by ACORD’s code of conduct and all policies and procedures.
Minimum GPA 3.0
About ACORD Corporation
Based in New York, ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit insurance association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of standards for the insurance, reinsurance and related financial services industries. With offices in London as well, ACORD accomplishes its mission by remaining an objective, independent advocate for sharing information among diverse platforms. ACORD Standards and services improve efficiency and expand market reach. Affiliated with ACORD are hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, and thousands of agents and brokers, related financial services organizations, software providers, and industry organizations worldwide.