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H.W. Kaufman Group Assistant Underwriter Summer Internship in Farmington Hills, Michigan


Our employees do not have to work on the same thing day in and day out. When someone needs coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to us. Leave the mundane auto and life insurance programs to someone else. We’re specialists.

With over 50 offices across the US and Canada, we’re one of the largest independent wholesalers in North America. We even have an office in London and write more business with Lloyd’s of London than any other company. Want to be challenged every day? Join our team.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.


At Burns & Wilcox, we’re looking for passionate professionals with all levels of experience. Our Assistant Underwriting Interns will be transacting business as an Assistant Underwriter would on a daily basis. He or she will be placed in one of our underwriting teams comprised of commercial, personal, environmental, or professional lines teams. Initially learning necessary technical skills, they will then transition into determining which program or market best meets the needs of our agency clients. They will be responsible for underwriting and cross selling across the department renewal portfolio and new business submissions.

In addition, they will be following up on smaller projects and assisting their team as needed. The underwriting interns will work side by side with senior leaders while developing their business acumen and leadership skills. Depending on their progression they may engage in basic policy renewals, participate in agent marketing calls, and any Insurance Association events that may be taking place during the internship. He or she will also cooperate with other interns and participate in weekly lunch and learns and other corporate events.


  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at an accredited university. Must be Junior or Senior standing.

  • Maintains strong academic success (minimum overall GPA of 3.40)

  • Solid technical proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Prior internship experienced preferred

  • Keen interest in the insurance industry, specifically within specialty insurance

  • Think analytically to respond to complex inquiries and make timely decisions

  • Action orientated and successful at prioritizing multiple tasks

  • Professional demeanor with superior communication and presentation skills

  • Able to work independently and also in a team environment, with a high degree of initiative, poise, and confidentiality

  • Intellectually curious

This is a paid internship opportunity.

Burns & Wilcox is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman recognized an opportunity to fill a void in the industry by establishing Burns & Wilcox as a wholesale brokerage and underwriting organization that would provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks. Today under the leadership of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, that entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as Burns & Wilcox offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance agents of all sizes, from the large alphabet houses to the more than 30,000 brokers and agent partners worldwide.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The H.W. Kaufman Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

External Company URL: http://www.kaufmanfinancialgroup.com

Street: 30833 Northwestern Highway Suite 220

Post End Date: 3/31/2021

Company: Burns & Wilcox

ID: 2020-5306