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Risk Control Construction Intern

Company: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Company SummaryTaking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.Target Openings1Job Description SummaryTravelers has built a solid reputation as a leading insurance company and employs some of the most talented, passionate people in the industry and provides endless opportunities for those willing to reach for them. With over 105 years of experience in property risk control and safety management, plus leading industrial hygiene, fire and forensics laboratories, Travelers Risk Control has the expertise to provide customers with recommendations to help control hazards and reduce risks of property damage or injury. If you're driven and passionate about what you do and work each day to make an impact, you might be interested in an opportunity with Travelers.

This position is available in Hartford CT. Subsidized apartments are available for students who live beyond a commutable distance (50 miles) from Hartford, CT. Housing assistance is not available for all other locations. Positions are available early June through the end of the summer. This 10-12 week, paid position is an in-person experience.

This position offers the potential of full-time conversion to Edison, NJ or Melville, NY.Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Under direct supervision, the main responsibility of this internship opportunity is to develop risk control and general insurance industry knowledge, and to assist in providing risk control support to home office leadership, commercial or construction field consultants, or staff within our specialist disciplines (property, casualty services, forensics / industrial hygiene lab).Construction, Energy, and Marine Intern PositionThe risk control intern will work with the Field Director and mentor on a special project (project TBD at this time). This individual will gain a broader understanding of the field operations (via co-surveys and report reviews) as well as the risk control enterprise as a whole.Internship responsibilities and activities involve working within a team environment. As an active member of the team, the focus may be on assisting with any of the following:

  • Preparing, conducting and completing risk evaluations of client locations
  • Determining the potential hazards and risk factors to be considered in risk selection
  • Identifying uncontrolled hazards and making appropriate recommendations
  • Consulting with clients on ways to control hazards to help them reduce, mitigate, or prevent loss
  • Researching and applying technical information to support current risk control service efforts
  • Attending co-surveys with experienced Risk Control staff to learn and develop consulting skills
  • Collaborating with Underwriting, Claim, Clients, BI Business Partners and other Risk Control staff in the Construction, Energy, and Marine line of business
  • Completing one Capstone project and presentation to senior management on a relevant Risk Control topic
  • Ensuring timely completion of assignments
  • Performing other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher in a relevant degree program: Environmental Health and Safety, Occupational Health, Fire Safety
    • Seeking students actively pursuing a degree with an expected graduation date of December 2022 or later (rising Senior is preferred)Job Specific Technical Skills & CompetenciesThe candidate should demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
      • Leadership
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation abilities
      • Strong self-awareness, interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities
      • Effective organizational skills
      • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
      • Propensity and desire to learn rapidly and adapt quickly to change
      • Ability to work independently
      • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software
      • Available to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the internshipEmployment PracticesTravelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

        If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.
        Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.
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Keywords: The Travelers Companies, Inc., Hartford , Risk Control Construction Intern, Professions , Hartford, Connecticut

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