Intern Summer School

Providing your interns with access to professional development opportunities and training is a tangible way to show you are interested in their development. This summer, The Council Foundation will be offering a series of online instructor-led courses designed to help your interns develop and enhance their professional skills.


  • Week of June 4: Keys to a Successful Internship
  • Week of June 11: An Overview of the Insurance Industry
  • Week of June 18: Communication Skills
  • Week of June 25: Generations in the Workplace
  • Week of July 9: Industry Trends: Insurtech, Blockchain, Cyber
  • Week of July 16: Inside Look at Insurance Lobbying & Legislation Affecting the Business
  • Week of July 23: Time Management
  • Week of July 30: Teamwork/Collaboration

More specific information, including dates, will be available soon. Please reach out to Julia Ruiz at with any questions.

Internship Toolkit

This curated collection of articles, videos, templates and best practices is designed to help Council member firms build and/or enhance sustainable processes that support their efforts to recruit and develop talent.

The toolkit consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Getting Buy-in

In this learning module, you will understand the steps and tools you need to attain buy-in from your leadership team to launch an Internship Program.

Module 2: Program Development and Implementation

In this module, you will understand the process of recruiting internship candidates, determine a plan for onboarding and managing the intern, and develop an internship curriculum of projects and professional development activities.

Module 3: Program Evaluation and Measurement

In this module, you will understand how to evaluate internship program goals and outcomes, and structure and  components.

Use of these tools will help build knowledge, sharpen skills and enhance the attitudes and abilities of both the member firm and their interns. The tools may be used as a full curriculum for members that are just getting their feet wet with their internship programs, or unbundled and used as supplements to an existing or well-established internship program.

For access, contact Julia Ruiz at