Internship Resources from The Council

The talent gap is real, and offering quality internships is key to ensuring the long-term vitality of your firm. Whether you’re building an internship program from the ground up or looking for ways to transition summer interns into full-time employees, The Council Foundation has you covered.

DESIGNED FOR: Interns at member firms looking to advance their industry knowledge and professional skills.

AVAILABLE TO: All Member Firms.

DETAILS: Providing your interns with an overview of the industry, this summer The Council Foundation will be offering a 6-week long series of online, self-paced courses designed to help your interns develop and enhance their knowledge of the insurance industry. Beginning June 1 and ending July 13, The Industry Overview course will be offered. Managers will be provided with a Manager’s Guide. Firms should register one point of contact, and The Council will be in contact separately regarding a list of participating interns.

TUITION: $1,000 tuition for unlimited intern enrollment.

DESIGNED FOR: Interns at member firms, with a focus on incoming juniors and seniors in college; highly recommended for interns who are candidates for fulltime positions post-graduation or post-internship.

AVAILABLE TO: All Member Firms

DETAILS: The Challenge is a fast-paced, immersive exercise to introduce your interns to the world of insurance brokerage. Students will:

  • Become familiar with the knowledge and skills needed to build a career in the industry.
  • Compete with fellow undergraduates across the country, applying the concepts and tools they learn in the course to run a simulated insurance brokerage.
  • Gain an understanding of the level of business acumen and industry experience needed to make effective decisions and run a successful organization in the future.

TUITION: $500 per intern.

DESIGNED FOR: Interns nominated by their employers for demonstrating excellence in their internship and the ability and desire to succeed at their firm.

AVAILABLE TO: All Member firms who have made a donation to The Council Foundation; either during annual dues renewal or prior to the launch of the scholarship program.

DETAILS: The Council Foundation selection committee awards $5,000 academic scholarships to interns who have the potential to excel as leaders and contributors in the commercial insurance brokerage business sector.

In the past 5 years, The Council Foundation has awarded 332 scholarships to member firm interns totaling over $1.7 million.

Please email Katie Consoli at katie.consoli@ciab.com to submit a nomination for scholarship consideration.

Looking to start your internship program? Contact Molly Crenshaw, Director of Leadership & Management Resources at Molly.Crenshaw@ciab.com for our Internship Toolkit.