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.

  • INTERN SUMMER SCHOOL

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

    AVAILABLE TO: All Member Firms.

    DETAILS: Each summer, we offer a series of online, self-paced courses designed to help your interns develop and enhance their professional skills:
    Track 1 provides an industry overview for commercial insurance brokerage and explores how firms deliver insurance products and services to their clients.
    Track 2 allows students to hone the professional skills that are core to the industry including professionalism, networking, personal brand, emotional intelligence and personal effectiveness.

    TUITION: $1,000 tuition for both development tracks or $650 for an individual track; tuition includes unlimited intern enrollment.

  • ASPIRING BROKER CHALLENGE

    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.

  • SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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    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 Jacob, Director of Leadership & Management Resources at molly.jacob@ciab.com for our Internship Toolkit.