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Toronto, ON, CA

Underwriting Intern - Corporate Solutions Canada


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?



Every summer, Swiss Re offers a number of rising students the opportunity to join our interns@swissre program running from May through August. We target students that have a strong academic record and a desire to work in the (re)insurance industry. This is an opportunity to give bright and highly motivated students a hands-on experience with real global issues and the opportunity to launch your career at Swiss Re.


About the role
The FinPro (Financial Professional Lines) & Casualty team at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is looking for a pro-active, highly motivated and results oriented individual to join the team during the Summer of 2021. Located in Toronto, your focus would be comprehensive in scope and include underwriting, new business prospecting, client meetings, and special projects. Given the FinPro & Casualty team covers a wide range of lines of business, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad network inside and outside the firm. Further, you would be exposed to multiple areas of focus within insurance, resulting in a well-rounded experience.


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Analyze and assess risk exposures across multiple lines of business, including Executive Risks and Casualty
  • Build account summaries for new and renewal business
  • Participate in client calls alongside Underwriter
  • Attend team meetings and engage/support team strategy
  • Work on special projects as they are presented throughout the work term.


About the team

This position is part of the FinPro & Casualty team, reporting directly to the Canadian Head. The team consists of 3 leaders in Casualty, Executive Risks and Broker E&O, respectively. These business leaders manage their respective portfolios with strong support from their


underwriting teams. Together with our global network in Zurich, Singapore and New York, we ensure that our clients can access our global network of experts when required.


About You 

  • You are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in a business-related field (BBA or Economics preferred) and have a clear interest in the Insurance industry
  • You like using your strong communication skills to work with and collaborate with diverse teams, but also do not mind the opportunity for some independent work
  • You thrive working under pressure, handling multiple tasks and priorities in an often changing and/or ambiguous environment.
  • You are actively seeking to learn and develop, particularly with a focus in insurance.



Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


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