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Summer internship programme - UK

Welcome to the Hiscox summer internship programme

Our eight-week summer internship programme is open to penultimate-year university students looking to kick start their career in insurance. Join us for the summer and you’ll meet, learn from, and work with senior people in the team you join – with opportunities across areas such as underwriting, finance, claims, operations and actuarial. 

Far from shadowing, our summer programme is a genuine challenge: You’ll get an understanding of how an international, specialist insurance company operates, take on meaningful work and have an opportunity to develop key business skills.

What else?

You’ll also work together with your fellow interns on a team project, presenting the results to the wider business; another chance to develop your team working skills and get valuable insight into a different part of the business. And when it’s all over, there’s the satisfaction of a job well done and a summer well spent, as well as the chance that a successful internship may lead – if you’re keen – to an offer to join the Hiscox graduate programme once you’ve graduated (and have been successful at final stage interview).

I’m interested, when and where is the next internship programme happening?

Our next internship programme will take place in July and August 2024.

What qualifications do I need?

Our internships are open to students in their penultimate year who are planning to return to undergraduate or postgraduate studies for their final year following their time with us. You’ll need to be on course for a 2:1 (or already have achieved this if going on to study a masters) to apply.

Anything else?

As well as being able to show strong interpersonal skills, you’ll be good with numbers and able to speak and write fluently in business English.

And, you must, by the start of the internship, have permission to work in the UK.

Applications will be reviewed and progressed in order of submission date, and opportunities may close early if we receive a high volume of applicants. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.  

In the event that the opportunity you initially apply for is filled, we will endeavour to consider your application for any other remaining opportunities.

Applications for our 2024 summer internship programme have now closed. 

Interested in our 2025 summer internship programme? Please email [email protected] to be added to our mailing list or to ask any queries. 

A fair and inclusive selection process is important to us. Please email [email protected] if you have any reasonable adjustments which you would like us to take into account.

Aradhya, Hiscox Claims Intern

‘I felt that I was actually contributing to the business from day one’

Aradhya joined Hiscox as a Claims Intern in 2023, and tells us more about her time on the programme.

Raza, Hiscox UK Pricing Intern

A ‘hands-on experience’ to put learning into practice

Raza completed an internship in the UK Pricing team in Summer 2023, and tells us a little about his experience.

Paola, Insurance Management Graduate

‘York has the opportunities of a large city with the feel of a small, friendly town’

Paola, Insurance Management Graduate, tells us about starting her career in Hiscox’s York office. 

We asked our previous interns for a few words of advice on applying to the Hiscox internship programme and here's what they had to say...