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Merchants Bonding Co Surety Bond Underwriting Intern - West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa

Surety Bond Underwriting Intern - West Des Moines, Iowa

Are you looking for real-world experience in the area of Underwriting at a positive and collaborative company that values your needs, celebrates, and has fun? Look no further!

Merchants Bonding Company is seeking candidates for an Underwriting Intern for the summer of 2022. This position will provide exposure to a rotational underwriting program which encompasses multiple departments and functions within the company and the surety industry. Surety is a boutique line of insurance, and our underwriters possess a unique mix of relationship management with brokers and contractors, as well as strong financial, accounting, risk analysis and problem-solving. This internship will provide insight to the industry and what it takes to make a career as an Underwriter.

Merchants Bonding Company Summer 2022 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 Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Finance or Accounting skills with the ability to learn basic analysis of financial statements

  • Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to engage people

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Motivated, confident, self-starter with 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 focus on the following key responsibilities:

  • Sharpen relationship building skills and techniques

  • Basic understanding of the surety bond industry and risk analysis

  • Participation in training and employee engagement activities

  • Recommendations on bond submissions worth thousands up to millions of dollars

    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!