Gamma Iota Sigma's
Project-Based Internship Program
A Resilience Resource
Back by popular demand! Inaugurated in 2020 in response to COVID-19, Gamma Iota Sigma's Project-Based Internship program allows students whose summer internship opportunities have been affected by recent workforce challenges to gain insurance industry experience virtually, while providing insurance organizations support for summer projects.
Have your summer internship opportunities been affected by COVID-19? Are you looking to gain real-world insurance industry experience virtually?
Invest in the future of talent and develop your future workforce while getting support for summer work and projects.
Deadline to submit projects: April 22, 2021
Direct questions to Nikia.Jefferson@gammaiotasigma.org.
Direct questions to Alyssa.Bouchard@gammaiotasigma.org.
March 15 - April 22: Employers submit projects.
May 3 - 7: GIS student members register for their top choice projects.
May 3 - 14: GIS staff assign students to projects on a first come, first-served basis.
May - August: Students work with project sponsors virtually to complete assigned projects.
For more information, visit gammaiotasigma.org or email Alyssa.Bouchard@gammaiotasigma.org.
GAMMA IOTA SIGMA'S
PROJECT-BASED INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Who can participate?
Only GIS members are eligible to participate. Priority participation will be given to GIS members whose internship opportunities have been affected by COVID-19, as space is limited.
Is it a paid internship?
Most projects are unpaid, but employers may offer alternative incentives.
Where do I sign up?
Sign up beginning May 3, 2021 through the Student
Registration Form. Review the Project List before registering.
Is there a deadline to sign up?
Who can participate?
Any employer in the insurance industry is eligible. This includes TPAs, insurtechs, and other insurance industry partner firms.
Is there a cost to participate?
There is no cost to participate, but you may choose to compensate your intern or provide other incentives for students to complete your project (ex. executive meet-and-greet, interview, gift card, etc.)
Where do I submit my project?
Submit your project by April 22, 2021 through the Employer Project Submission Form.
After submitting, what comes next?
Once a student has been assigned to your project, they will reach out to the Project Sponsor directly via email for next steps.
Will I have the option to interview or review resumes of the students who sign up for my project?
No. Due to anticipated very high student demand, GIS will match students on a first come, first-served basis as long as the student's skillset aligns with requirements outlined in the project submission. When submitting your project, please be specific regarding necessary skills and experience required to ensure you are matched with an intern who meets your project needs.