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Merchants Bonding Co Risk Management & Compliance Intern - West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa

Risk Management & Compliance Intern - West Des Moines, Iowa

Merchants Bonding Company is seeking candidates for a Risk Management & Compliance Intern for the summer of 2023. This position will provide exposure to enterprise risk management and business continuity as well as compliance risk and testing for the company. This internship will provide insight into the growing surety industry and what it takes to have a successful career in risk management & compliance.

About the company:

For 90 years, Merchants Bonding Company has focused almost exclusively on surety, which has led us to be among the nation's top surety writers. We’re a positive and collaborative company that values your needs, celebrates, and has fun! Want to learn more about the perks of working with us? Check out our website ( and social media ( pages.

About the internship experience:

Merchants Bonding Company Summer 2023 internships will include opportunities for community service projects, cross-departmental learning, West Des Moines area intern networking, and both social and educational events. The group will work closely together on business-impacting projects and gain real-world experiences.

Eligible candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a junior or senior-level student working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Compliance, Risk Management, Business Administration or Economics

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to engage people

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Motivated, confident, self-starter with a high capacity to learn

  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and discretion

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to handle multiple duties

    This internship will provide valuable experience in the following areas:

  • Sharpen relationship-building skills and techniques

  • Gain a basic understanding of the surety bond industry, enterprise risk management, business continuity, regulatory change management, third party risk, data privacy risk, and related control testing

  • Participation in training and employee engagement activities

  • Provide input on and actively participate in compliance and risk management strategies for the company

  • Develop knowledge regarding insurance carrier market conduct and product compliance activities

    Succeed with Visionary Leaders. Merchants’ reputation sets us above the competition. Our growth has remained in the double digits for over 10 years.

    Merchants has a 37.5 hour work-week with flexible scheduling and a dress for your day dress code, which includes casual dress. Height adjustable desks, complimentary beverage station, free parking, multiple social events, and a state-of-the-art facility are just a few of the excellent perks of joining the Merchants team. Merchants also offers relocation assistance for those who qualify.

    You could follow the crowd, but we know you aspire to be greater. Send your resume to or visit our careers page at .

    What are you waiting for? Apply now!