H.W. Kaufman Group

  • Assistant Underwriter Summer Internship

    Location US-MI-Farmington Hills
    Category
    Underwriting
    Job Type
    Intern
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    Responsibilities

    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 50 offices across the US and Canada, we’re one of the largest independent wholesalers in North America. We even have an office in London and write more business with Lloyd’s of London than any other company. Want to be challenged every day? Join our team.

    The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

     

    THE OPPORTUNITY:

    At H.W. Kaufman Group, 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 rotate between commercial, personal, and professional teams.  Initially learning necessary technical skills, they will then transition into non-money endorsements and related work.  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. We will not be creating projects to keep the candidate busy.  Rather, we will be engaging them in actual assistant work and they will be contributing to the success of the office. 

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited university. Must be Junior or Senior standing.
    • Maintains strong academic success (minimum overall GPA of 3.40)
    • Solid technical proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Qualifications

    • 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
    • Intellectually curious

    This is a paid internship opportunity.

    About Our Company

    Burns & Wilcox is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman recognized an opportunity to fill a void in the industry by establishing Burns & Wilcox as a wholesale brokerage and underwriting organization that would provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks. Today under the leadership of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, that entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as Burns & Wilcox offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance agents of all sizes, from the large alphabet houses to the more than 30,000 brokers and agent partners worldwide.

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