• Underwriting Intern - Summer 2020

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    Date Posted
    2 months ago(10/4/2019 5:26 PM)
    Nautilus Insurance Group
    Primary Location
    Hourly/Temporary Positions
  • Company Details



    Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

    About W. R. Berkley Corporation

    W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively





    The Nautilus underwriting internship opportunity provides a paid eight-week immersive experience within the Underwriting Department. Throughout the course of this program, interns will reside within the underwriting department, developing their knowledge of insurance and underwriting basics while working alongside our highly skilled underwriters.  Additionally, interns may be given training focused on improving their personal business skills in areas such as: resume building, job interviews and professional presence.   

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  These are functions that a person must be able to perform in the job, either unaided or with the assistance of a “reasonable accommodation”. The essential function should be related to the overall job purpose, done with great frequency, cause severe consequences if omitted and cause difficulty if reassigned.

    • Actively participate in internal underwriting classes, including field trips and project work.
    • Complete Assistant Underwriter tasks including policy review, inspection review and renewal handling.
    • Shadow underwriters and assist with underwriting tasks as assigned.
    • Lead and participate in projects that support the Underwriting department goals and objectives.
    • Rotate throughout the company to gain and apply knowledge on insurance company operations.
    • Create, analyze and interpret data from various systems and underwriting resources.
    • Refine workplace skills through resume review, interview practice, personality profile discussion and performance review.
    • Maintain confidentiality with discretion and integrity with both internal and external information.
    • Project a professional company image through internal and external customer interaction.



    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in insurance, actuary or business related coursework at a 4-year accredited university.
    • Interest in a career within the insurance industry
    • Demonstrate strong writing and research skills
    • Demonstrate self-motivation, analytical thinking, relationship building and a solid work ethic.
    • Basic Computer knowledge – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


    • Insurance designations recommended but not required


    • Basic knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and email.
    • Capability to learn and utilize various underwriting applications to determine accurate classifications and calculate rates and premium charges using approved rating methods.


    • Effectively communicate with tact, judgment, empathy, enthusiasm, and professional business etiquette.
    • Speak to people with poise, voice control, and confidence.
    • Thorough knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling with the ability to compose effectively.
    • Read, comprehend, and analyze instructions and correspondence.
    • Proficiently present information in one-on-one or small group settings.



    • Applies common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
    • Solves practical problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 
    • Organizes and prioritizes tasks to ensure that deadlines are met, in connection with department goals. 
    • Multitasks and maintains acceptable production.




    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, infrequently required to reach with hands and arms; regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; not required to climb or balance; not required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; regularly required to talk or hear, not required to taste or smell.

    Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less): distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).




    The physical, mental, and environmental conditions in which the work is performed. The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Most functions of this position are completed while sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


    • Reasonable regular, predictable attendance is required.
    • Shift flexibility and overtime when needed.
    • Able to work at times with minimal supervision.

    The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.



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