At Burns & Wilcox, we’re looking for passionate professionals with all levels of experience. Our Assistant Underwriting Interns will be transacting business as an Assistant Underwriter would on a daily basis. He or she will be placed in one of our underwriting teams comprised of commercial, personal, environmental, or professional lines teams. Initially learning necessary technical skills, they will then transition into determining which program or market best meets the needs of our agency clients. They will be responsible for underwriting and cross selling across the department renewal portfolio and new business submissions.
In addition, they will be following up on smaller projects and assisting their team as needed. The underwriting interns will work side by side with senior leaders while developing their business acumen and leadership skills. Depending on their progression they may engage in basic policy renewals, participate in agent marketing calls, and any Insurance Association events that may be taking place during the internship. He or she will also cooperate with other interns and participate in weekly lunch and learns and other corporate events.
About Burns & Wilcox: THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL INSURANCE ORGANIZATION. Our employees do not have to work on the same thing day in and day out. When someone needs coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to us. Leave the mundane auto and life insurance programs to someone else. We’re specialists.
With over 60 offices across the US and Canada, we are the largest independent wholesaler in North America, and the largest Managing General Agent. We even have an office in London and write more business with Lloyd’s of London than any other company.
Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited university. Must be Junior or Senior standing.
Maintains strong academic success
Solid technical proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Prior internship experienced preferred
Keen interest in the insurance industry, specifically within specialty insurance
Think analytically to respond to complex inquiries and make timely decisions
Action orientated and successful at prioritizing multiple tasks
Professional demeanor with superior communication and presentation skills
Able to work independently and also in a team environment, with a high degree of initiative, poise, and confidentiality
Burns & Wilcox, the flagship organization of H.W. Kaufman Group, is North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox offers wide ranging and comprehensive solutions to serve retail insurance brokers and agents of all sizes, from the large houses to the more than 30,000 independent brokers and agents worldwide. Fueled by its freedom from Wall Street and private equity, Burns & Wilcox is a privately owned company whose standards of service, depth of market relationships and outstanding talent are unsurpassed in the specialty insurance sector.