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Spend your time gaining skills that matter
Some experiences yield more learning than others and have a longer lasting impact. The Guardian Internship Program is a 10-week paid engagement where interns are immersed in the daily environment of a thriving Fortune 250 company. You’ll network with peer interns, interact with executive leadership and make meaningful contributions to actual business projects.
From the beginning, you’ll set goals and receive training that will enable you to meet those goals. As the program progresses, you will work with managers and your team to learn the inner workings of an industry-leading company. By the program’s end, you will have gained an understanding of core functions performed by one or more business lines, as well as a macro view of the enterprise as a whole.
You will be immersed in Guardian’s culture of respect, high standards and fairness, where collaboration is actively encouraged. Our mission, now and into the future, is to grow our business in an ethical, profitable, and sustainable way. Our Internship Program ensures your introduction to Guardian corporate careers and will have a lasting benefit in launching your future.
Areas you can impact
Business areas that participate in the program include but are not limited to: Compliance, Corporate Communications and Brand, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Real Estate & Facilities, Risk Management, Sales, Technology and Underwriting.
We may even be able to customize your experience if your interests run across multiple categories.
Develop procedures intended to prevent unethical and illegal conduct.
Corporate communications and brand
Put your communications skills to use by getting exposure to all aspects of Corporate Communications. Learn how to build awareness of Guardian’s brand, vision, products, and services externally and internally by delivering campaigns and messages through various channels, including PR, social media, digital communications, and leadership meetings, inside and outside of the company.
Finance and accounting
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop your technical skills with tools such as Visual Basic Applications, Essbase, Powerpoint, Excel, and project management while immersing yourself in a variety of financial tasks. Projects you will work on include financial modeling, planning, budgeting & expense allocations, and various analytics/reporting.
Understand Guardian’s overall people strategy and various aspects of the employee life cycle in areas such as Benefits, Employee Relations, Human Resources Business Partner, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management.
Take the opportunity as a rising 3L to work on legal issues that affect a Fortune 250 Company. Gain exposure to litigation, corporate investments, contract negotiation, compliance, and an array of other legal areas that our in-house attorneys address every day.
Marketing and product are a crucial part of our business. Gain experience at Guardian by taking part in projects such as developing product training content and assisting in budget estimation and stakeholder communications as part of the product management process.
Interning in Operations at Guardian is an opportunity to learn about everything from mergers and acquisitions to the best way to gather statistical data. You will learn new tools like Advanced Excel, all while being a part of the Guardian family.
Real estate and facilities
Work in a variety of areas from Real Estate and Space Planning to Vendor Management and Analysis. Get involved in projects that involve taking a further look into data specific to your area. These projects include creating Real Estate budgets for regional office locations, analyzing data to find where Guardian can become more efficient with our finances, and working on updating floor plans in CAD for a variety of locations.
Analyze loss exposure and take steps to minimize the financial impact of those risks to Guardian.
A Technology internship with Guardian means getting hands-on experience and access to cutting-edge technology from across a broad range of disciplines spanning security, cloud, data, networks, mobile, development, testing, project management, and more. Our interns have designed and built Mobile, Web, hyper-converged DevOps labs, data-visualization dashboards to assist senior leadership, custom enterprise-wide applications, and have even gotten hands-on with the most cutting edge virtual reality technology: The Oculus Rift.
Learn more about the field of Underwriting by gaining first hand exposure to Actuarial functions, Risk Management practices and philosophies, and hands on Operations Management. Underwriting interns will participate in various data analysis projects, during which they will learn about employee benefit products while contributing to our day to day insurance operations.
“I gained extensive exposure to many parts of the company. In addition to the events and activities scheduled, there was flexibility to reach out and meet with as many departments as I wanted! Everyone was so helpful and welcoming!” – Anthony Walker
Kick off your experience at our day-long event, where you’ll meet fellow interns, managers, and senior leaders from across Guardian. Find out how the program will be structured and learn how to make the most of the opportunity.
Lunch with leaders
These weekly events let you mingle in an informal setting with key managers. Ask questions and receive career advice from high achievers.
Guardian in a day
Our CEO and other top leaders share their insights into the reasons behind Guardian’s success. Much more than a glance, expect a deep dive into what makes our company tick and the markets we serve.
Lunch + Learns
Learn about strategic initiatives happening across the company - from workplace strategy to optimizing your LinkedIn profile - through virtual meetings hosted by various thought leaders.
Intern social events
Fun is also on the schedule. Bowling, pizza parties and other social events will let you network, share experiences and get to know your fellow interns.
"Guardian's Summer Intern program was a great opportunity for me to gain experience in the business world, as well as network with employees in my field, build on existing and new skill sets and build confidence for when I graduate." – Reeve Twiss
Key dates and additional information
Key program dates
The 2019 Summer Internship Program will begin on June 10 and conclude on August 16.
We will be recruiting for our 2019 Summer Interns starting in late October through the spring of 2019.
Locations of internship opportunities
Summer internships are available in the majority of our regional offices, including but not limited to:
New York City
7 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
6255 Sterner's Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017
700 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
2300 East Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI 54911
605 E Holland Avenue
Spokane, WA 99218
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
We do not offer housing arrangements but you can learn more about housing assistance near our office locations offered by local colleges and universities.
Who are we looking for?
Our program is primarily geared toward college students (rising juniors and seniors) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited college/university.
We're looking for self-starters with excellent communication and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated leadership abilities and involvement on campus and/or the community.
If you're a problem-solving go-getter who is excited by complex challenges, we look forward to hearing from you.