Being an intern at COUNTRY Financial means ongoing professional growth and learning for you, and has the potential to last a full year with a job offer at the end. As a sales intern you will learn alongside our COUNTRY Financial representative(s) what it means to be an insurance agent and run your own business someday by doing the same type of work as them! The work we do makes a big impact on the local community as we help our customers achieve financial security no matter where they’re starting from. You will:
Assist representative(s) and work with our marketing department to develop and initiate marketing campaigns to prospects and current clients through various avenues including events, social media, digital/print advertising and others.
Spend time networking within various organizations, charities, individuals to help build up long term referral sources for your business and help the community.
Support in creation of recommendation proposals to new and existing customers with representative(s).
Handle policyholder questions, escalate complaints, and change general information on existing policies as needed.
Schedule and prep for customer appointments in partnership with your mentoring representative(s).
Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Our ideal intern is:
Active in his/her community and/or student organization(s) and has a passion for helping others
Someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, interested in owning/operating his/her own business in the future
Experienced in Marketing or sales through schooling and/or other work assignments.
Local to area and intends to stay local post-graduation
Intending to graduate in May 2020 or May 2021 and is currently pursuing a BS or BA degree from a four-year institution
You will be required to obtain your state insurance licenses before your start date at COUNTRY so your internship can be focused on real work activities. We will guide you in how this process works:
Property/Casualty State Insurance License
Life/Health State Insurance License
About COUNTRY Financial
For more than 85 years, COUNTRY Financial has helped people protect what they have, save for a comfortable future and achieve financial security.
Licensed in 40 states, COUNTRY Financial provides auto, home, life and business insurance, as well as retirement and investment services, to more than 1 million households and businesses.
The organization’s more than 5,000 financial representatives and employees work closely with customers to create insurance and investment programs that meet their financial objectives.
We care about the community, supporting national and regional non-profit groups across the country.
We’ve delivered on our promises to customers since 1925, when a group of Illinois Farm Bureau members established the insurance company to provide fire insurance on their property. Auto insurance was added in 1927, followed by life insurance in 1929.