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Early Careers: Underwriting Intern


Aon is looking for 2024 Summer Interns to join our Affinity Underwriting Internship Program!

Aon Affinity U.S., one of the largest program administrators in the United States, seeks passionate, engaged, and energetic individuals to join our internship program. Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience, while working as a part of our industry leading businesses. Upon completion of the summer internship, exceptional rising seniors may be extended an offer to join as a full-time colleague upon graduation.

As part of an industry-leading team, Aon Summer Interns help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions.  Availability in various locations, see below: 

Available Locations: 

Chicago, IL

Washington D.C.

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.


This is a unique opportunity for rising college Seniors to learn, contribute, and gain real-world work experience in a collaborative environment. Interns have the chance to learn more about Aon’s culture and businesses while developing practical skills necessary for future success and postgraduate opportunities. The program equips interns with an understanding of working in an environment dedicated to exceeding client expectations and delivering products and services distinct to unique client needs.

Affinity is a leading provider of specialty insurance solutions with decades of experience in the design, administration, marketing, underwriting, broking, and delivery of customized programs to a variety of professional, small & medium enterprise and consumer markets.  Through sponsor partnerships with 300 plus corporate and association clients, we add value to their member, customer, and affiliate relationships.  Affinity’s 1,400 colleagues across 15 offices place more than $4.4 billion USD in premium on behalf of 34 million customers through 18,000 active broker distributors.  We partner with many leading insurance companies as their managing general underwriter.


A Typical Day Could Include:

  • Be exposed to and learn the essentials of insurance (risk, perils, hazards, risk transfer and management, etc.) from an underwriting mentor.
  • Benefit from specific product training sessions.
  • Learn to analyze applications.
  • Generate a risk analysis of existing Affinity client or prospective client.
  • Prepare provisional quotes for review and approval by your underwriting mentor. 
  • Review, contrast and compare policy forms and prepare coverage summaries.
  • Evaluate available data and create benchmarking reports.
  • Work closely within the assigned Affinity business unit, attending team meetings, learning client relationship management, and underwriting skills.
  • Attend claims review meetings and become familiar with the loss management process.
  • Participate in strategy sessions with Affinity marketing department as promotional campaigns are developed and implemented. 
  • Conduct informational interviews with colleagues to gain a better understanding of diverse professions within the given business unit and Affinity and thereby initiate a network of colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Work to contribute to and execute a group project with fellow Affinity Interns and actively participate in a formal presentation.

What We Value

  • Ability to work in teams and cultivate relationships.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Adaptability
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership or initiative at school, work and/or community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Please only apply to only one Affinity Internship position
  • Rising senior, graduating between December 2024 – June 2025
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application and start date.
  • All majors are accepted.

Please note: we do not offer sponsorship for this role.


What sets An Aon Summer Internship Apart from the rest?

In our 10-week paid program in offices throughout the U.S. Explore Aon’s culture and businesses, developing practical skills necessary for future success and postgraduate opportunities. Engage in weekly spotlights, community outreach events, and networking opportunities with peers, fostering an understanding of exceeding client expectations and delivering distinct products and services.

Development Planning:

Participate in a comprehensive Development Plan that includes understanding Aon’s functions, ethical standards, professional work environment training, networking opportunities, learning internal systems, and honing interpersonal and team-building skills through networking events.

Future Opportunities:

The Aon Summer Internship Program offers significant exposure to Aon, preparing interns for post-graduate career opportunities. Exceptional interns may receive offers to join Aon’s Launch Program, an Early Career Development opportunity.

How we support our colleagues

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status.

We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The salary range for this position (intended for U.S. applicants) is $20.50 to $25.50 per hour. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.

Aon offers a benefits package for temporary and seasonal employees who will work 20 or more hours per week including: medical, dental, and vision insurance at the employee’s expense, critical illness insurance, 10 Company holidays per calendar year (paid, if eligible), paid sick leave as provided under state and local law, and a 401(k) savings plan with employer contributions. Eligibility for benefits are governed by the applicable plan documents and policies.