Explore our Programs

Our internship program will give you an opportunity to see what a career at AXIS is like first-hand. Interns will receive on-the-job training and the opportunity to work on meaningful projects. Our summer program is 10 weeks long and begins in June.

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Key program attributes:

  • Weekly Workshops: Hear and learn from AXIS employees in various business units
  • Capstone Project: Learn all about (re)insurance through our case study competition. All groups will present their PowerPoint to key executive leaders and the winner will receive a prize.
  • Fireside Chats with Senior Leaders: Get powerful insights from our executives with the opportunity to ask them questions
  • Workday Learning: Get access to tailored online courses
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • On-the-job learning

Possible placements in:

  • Underwriting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Claims
  • Data & Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Development
  • Finance
  • HR
  • And more!

Required Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduates who are rising seniors / in their penultimate year enrolled in a Bachelor’s program
  • Good communication (telephone, e-mail and interpersonal) skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Software: All Windows operating systems; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

What AXIS can offer you:

  • Access to industry experts who are teaming with our early career professionals to reinvent Insurance together
  • The chance to push yourself to create impactful work that matters, and be instrumental in moving the industry forward
  • The possibility for a permanent role at AXIS after graduation, either in our Graduate Development Program, or in another position within the business.

Possible Locations

Our main intern hubs are New York, Alpharetta, and London. We also offer internships in other offices such as Chicago, Toronto, Bermuda, Zurich, Kansas City, Halifax, and others.

How to Apply:

Are you interested in applying for the AXIS Academy Summer Internship Program? Please navigate to our Career Opportunities page to find the application link for your preferred location. If you do not see an application for your preferred work location, we may not be accepting applications in that location at that time. Our application window is typically September-November. In addition, look out for info sessions & job postings at your university! Should you be a match for any of our openings, we will contact you regarding next steps.


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Since Summer 2020, we have created opportunities for student employment in our Co-op program and opened pathways to full-time employment for the best graduates. Full-time paid Co-op positions are available to eligible students every semester in our Halifax office and we plan to continue hiring students through Co-ops, mainly from universities in Nova Scotia. We match students to teams at BTS, depending on internal needs and on the skillsets of each student. The universities we recruit from are all in Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University, St. Mary’s University, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Community College, Acadia University, and Mount St. Vincent University. The Co-ops are typically 16 weeks in length. Contact your school's Co-op office and find out more on how to apply for one of our job positions.

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Areas of focus

  • Java, Angular, React
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • C, C#, .net
  • SQL, Python, R
  • APIs, microservices
  • Cloud tech, apps

Co-op Assignments

  • Software Engineering
  • Tool/ App Development
  • Data Engineering
  • Cloud integration
  • Project Management
  • CRM, ERP development
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence

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Located at the University of Illinois Research Park, the AXIS Research Center (ARC) is the AXIS gateway to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Internships are available year-round, convenient to campus. Interns work on varied and meaningful projects with real business impacts and collaboration with global project sponsors. ARC also focuses on catastrophe modeling support, tool development, talent acquisition, and developing strategic partnerships.

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AXIS Research Center Internships

  • Year-round internship opportunities at a convenient, on-campus office location in Research Park
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from a diverse variety of academic programs
  • Flexible part-time hours or full-time work, depending on program and semester
  • Semester employment or longer (for some positions)
  • Competitive compensation (some Company benefits may also apply, including 401(k) contribution, U.S. discount program)
  • A significant step toward possible full-time employment with AXIS Capital after graduation
  • Valuable preparation for employment at any company
  • Research experience that you can apply to an industry or academic career path
  • Opportunities to network with other Research Park interns as well as AXIS professionals from around the world
  • Participation in the AXIS Academy Summer Internship Program for those employed during the summer


Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research (ORMIR) AXIS has partnered with the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research at the University of Illinois to provide students with useful resources and programs listed below that can help to gain experience and build future careers.

AXIS Risk Management Academy The AXIS Risk Management Academy was established to provide research opportunities, along with professional development resources and experiences, for students interested in risk management careers. The Academy equips students with new and exceptional sets of skills, in a culture of multidisciplinary education, student-led program discovery, and problem solving. Along with all these programs and resources, the Academy also provides one scholarship per year.

Student-led Consulting Projects Through the contribution to ORMIR, AXIS gains access to student-led consulting groups who provide high quality research and analytics. In the past the consulting projects have dealt with data analytics change management, the role for data analytics in the insurance industry, underwriting, and collaborations between Gies College of Business and AXIS corporate education.

Scholarships Each year, ORMIR awards an AXIS Scholarship to a deserving students who have demonstrated an interest and aptitude for pursuing study in risk management and insurance.

Faculty Research Through ORMIR, AXIS engages University of Illinois professors in academic research that will contribute to the understanding of risk management and help to address the challenges of providing insurance and reinsurance to increasingly vulnerable global populations and further our thought leadership. ORMIR is also interested in creating innovative risk management education programs to provide students with the background, knowledge and skills required to lead organizations in proactively managing risk and building resiliency.

AXIS ORMIR Student Challenge Each year AXIS hosts a problem-solving challenge competition in which students can compete for cash prizes. Previous challenge topics have been hackathons, app creations, security class action frequency models, and statistical curve fitting utility.

AXIS ORMIR Risk Management Symposia AXIS and ORMIR administer an annual symposium on various risk management topics. In the past we have featured the topics of natural disasters, the future of insurance, and climate risk. We invite clients to hear academic and industry experts lead panel discussions.

National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) AXIS became an NCSA Industry Partner in 2018 and is able to leverage NCSA's globally recognized team of domain experts in modeling and simulation, bioinformatics, data analytics, code optimization, cybersecurity, and visualization to further our understanding of risk and data visualization capabilities. NCSA offers some of the world's largest HPC compute resources, including iForge, NCSA’s industrial cluster, and Blue Waters, their massively scalable open science machine.

How to Apply

The AXIS Research Center recruits year-round. Find our available positions on Handshake or the AXIS Careers Workday site. Connect with the AXIS Research Center at University of Illinois & Research Park recruiting events such as LAS Career Fair, Actuarial Science Club's Meet the Firms, Math & Stats Career Forum, Research Park events, or other on campus and virtual events. Should you be a match for any of our openings, we will contact you regarding next steps.

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Upon successful completion of the summer internship program, qualified candidates will be considered for a position in our Graduate Development Program. Our Development Program is a rotational program designed to provide our early career analysts the ability to explore various business units across AXIS. Analysts will receive on-the-job training and the opportunity to work on meaningful projects throughout their rotations.

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The Program consists of three tracks:

  • Business & Product Track: 2-year track consisting of four 6-month rotations through underwriting, claims, product, and/or other related groups
  • Actuarial & Analytics Track: 3-year track consisting of three 1-year rotations through various actuarial functions, including exposure to data science, modeling, and other related groups
  • Finance Track: 2-year track consisting of four 6-month rotations through tax, accounting, FP&A, and/or other related groups

Key elements of the program include:

  • Rotations into different business units across AXIS
  • Professional exam sponsorship
  • Workday Learning
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentors
  • Group case studies
  • Off-site activities when possible
  • Day of Giving Participation
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

The Development Program begins on or around September 1 of each year. Locations of the positions vary each year, but are typically in Alpharetta, Chicago, Dublin, London and New York.

Analysts who successfully complete the program may be offered a permanent role at AXIS. Offers will be based on individual performance, as well as company need and budget.

Required education / training & experience

  • Positions are typically filled by our AXIS Academy interns. Any remaining positions will be filled via campus recruitment and referrals.
  • University degree with relevant internship or work experience in the (re)insurance industry
  • Good communication (telephone, e-mail and interpersonal) skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of software: All Windows operating systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Authorized to work in the country of interest without sponsorship

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