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Plans for the summer holidays? 

You could go fruit picking, work in your local supermarket, do a bit of travel (adding more weight to your student debt), or you could take an internship at one of the world’s leading specialist insurers. 

As a Hiscox intern you won't spend eight weeks sitting on your hands or standing by the photocopier. You will spend a stimulating and rewarding summer gaining an understanding of how a modern, international insurance business operates, as well as getting experience of the wider insurance scene.

With offices in the US, Bermuda, UK and continental Europe, we offer a small number of high-quality intern placements every year. There’s stiff competition, but if you’re bright and you’re keen, we’d love to hear from you.

What you can expect

Our interns:

  1. get paid a market rate
    You will be paid £21,500 pro-rata (e.g. £21,500 is the amount you’d earn if you were doing the job for a year). No internship should expect you to work for nothing or below market rates.
  2. make a difference
    You will get involved with work and projects that make a real difference to our business.
  3. learn from the best
    You will work with and learn from some of the best insurance professionals around.
  4. develop style and substance
    You will get valuable training on delivering presentations as well as practical help with business essential IT applications such as Microsoft Excel.
  5. learn to work as a team
    You will get an opportunity to work together with your fellow interns on a team project.
  6. make the best of their summer
    You will develop a feeling of accomplishment to share when you return to college and find out what your student friends did with their summer. 

What qualifications do I need?

Our programme is open to current students in their penultimate year who are planning to return to undergraduate or postgraduate studies following the internship.

To qualify for our programme, we expect you to have a solid academic record with UK GCSE Maths and English Grade B (or international equivalent), and 120 UCAS points or 300 UCAS points (A Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from 3 A-Levels (or equivalent).  You must be on course for a least a 2.1 degree or equivalent.    

For the Actuarial Internship, candidates are required to hold the same requirement for GCSE’s along with 128 UCAS points or 320 UCAS points (A Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from 3 A-Levels (or equivalent).  

Country Expected or achieved qualifications Language skills

300 UCAS points and at least a 2:1 degree

320 UCAS points and at least a 2:1 degree for Actuarial internships

US Evidence of high academic achievement, for example a grade point average of 3.0 or better out of 4.0 English
France France Masters degree either in engineering, a business subject or law from a Grande Ecole Business English and French
Germany An excellent degree in insurance, finance, economics or law, with a grade point average of 2.0 or better

Business English and German

Portugal Studying towards a degree Business English and Portuguese

Any other requirements?

You must have an unrestricted right to work in the country in which the internship is based without the support of a work visa. Able to speak and write fluently in business English, you will also be numerate, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills while also sharing our company values.

Applications for our 2019 summer internships have now closed. If you’d like to be notified by email of when applications open for our 2020 summer internships, please let us know by emailing [email protected].