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UNUM Sales & Client Management Intern in New York, New York

Job Posting End Date: 12/10

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

General Summary:Unum is looking for rising seniors ready to explore a career in sales and client management to join our 10-week paid internship program! Your Summer at Unum:Our internship program could be the first step on a career path that offers tremendous growth potential! You will be immersed in our company’s culture on a team where your manager and mentor will assign you rewarding project work that culminates in an end-of-summer presentation to key business leaders. This work will give you the opportunity to learn the full lifecycle of a Unum case and provide you with a realistic look at what it means to be a Unum Producer. You will be asked to work independently, as well as collaboratively within teams. Our 10-week internship program has many focus areas including, but not limited to: Prospecting and Quoting, Selling, Enrollment, Onboarding, and Relationship Management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work for Unum which is the leader in the disability-based employee benefits marketplace and in a professional office setting

  • Weekly focus areas covering the lifecycle of a Unum case that will allow you to experience and analyze the problem from start to finish

  • Assigned mentors and sponsors to help guide and support you throughout your internship experience and beyond

  • Dedicated support for resume writing and interview prep

  • Skill development workshops designed to sharpen your professional skills

  • Targeted and guided job shadows with your mentor and sales and client management colleagues

  • Capstone Presentation: Analyzing an assigned business case

  • Learn about our Field and Home Office departmental and corporate functions

  • Attend weekly information sessions and networking opportunities with your intern cohort

  • Earn college credits for your internship (Faculty/Hiring Manager pre-approvals are required)

Job Specifications

  • Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited college degree program

  • Preference given to rising seniors and first year graduate students

  • Competitive GPA

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and involvement in extra-curricular activities

  • Demonstrates a genuine interest in sales and client management as well as a desire to learn more about the insurance industry

  • Skilled at analytical and critical thinking

  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel software applications

  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed on project work

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Intern must be available to work approximately 40 hours per week during regular business hours

    Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best – both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



A Fortune 500 company, Unum’s family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most.

The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance – each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Unum is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations for any applicant with a disability. If you are disabled and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or hiring process please contact us by submitting a request here.

As we continue to operate our business during the coronavirus pandemic, we have modified the way we recruit, interview, and onboard talent to keep employees and candidates safe and healthy. Click here for more information.