Summer 2019 Internship Program
About the Program
Looking for a career as an insurance broker? We weren’t either. Thompson Flanagan (“TF”) recognizes that 99.9% (1) of career insurance professionals did not list “insurance broker or underwriter” as their dream career in 3rd Grade. Yet, we were not surprised to learn that in a recent survey of 100 Insurance Brokerage interns, 92% answered “yes” or “possibly” when asked if they could see themselves having a career in the insurance industry or a full‐time job at the firm of their internship (2). According to the same survey, about 75% of interns said their view of the insurance brokerage industry changed since the start of their internship.
The TF Summer Internship program is your invitation to learn the exciting truth about a career path you’ve never considered: the insurance brokerage industry.
Over eight‐weeks, beginning in June and ending in August, the TF Summer Internship program is a paid multi‐disciplinary program designed to complement your classroom training and career goals. The program is designed to introduce qualified and talented students to the many facets of a growing insurance brokerage and the insurance industry as a whole.
Interns will have close access to company leaders while acquiring knowledge of a variety of service and specialty practice areas. The TF Summer Internship Program provides interns with an opportunity to rotate across four insurance product segments: executive liability, professional liability, property & casualty, and employee benefits. Interns will work side‐by‐side with Thompson Flanagan professionals to experience unfiltered access to the role of an insurance broker, producer, and account manager for preeminent law firms and private equity firms across the country.
We are looking for students interested in exploring a career at an entrepreneurial sales organization servicing an industry that offers robust career potential. Successful candidates are:
Competitive, passionate, and demonstrate enthusiasm for new opportunities
Excellent communicators armed with strong interpersonal skills
Organized, detail‐oriented, and nimble when asked to multitask
Curious, open‐minded, bold, and willing to take risks
Eligible candidates must have an expected graduation date between December 2019 and June 2020. All majors are welcome to apply but preferred areas of focus include:
Sales & Marketing
General Business or Management
Interested candidates should send resumes and a cover letter to Zach Tanham at email@example.com
About Thompson Flanagan
Thompson Flanagan is a premier independent insurance brokerage firm focused on delivering consistently superior results within a collegial environment that encourages a culture of excellence, respect, teamwork and integrity—”We are Driving a Culture of Success.” Founded in 2004, we combine years of experience with leading‐edge products to provide exceptional service and value to our customers. Located in Chicago, we work with companies across the United States. We are primarily known for our work in specialty and niche insurance products; however, we also provide expertise in traditional commercial insurance and health and benefits products.
Thompson Flanagan assures equal employment opportunity in all its hiring and employment policies and practices. These policies and practices are administered without regard to legally protected categories such as: race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or sexual preference, pregnancy status or medical conditions related to childbirth, and/or any other factor protected by law.
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1 We made up this statistic, but we’re confident, if anything, it’s low
2 This is a real statistic from “Internship Perspective.” Leaders Edge Magazine. The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. October 2018.