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Business Insurance Data Scientist Internship at Farmers Insurance

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Employer: Farmers Insurance – Corporate

Expires: 09/01/2020

We are Farmers! Farmers Insurance Group is one of the premier property and casualty insurers in the United States, with operations nationwide and corporate headquarters located in the greater Los Angeles, CA (Woodland Hills) area. Farmers has been independently certified as a Great Place to Work based on its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture. Extensive development opportunities are available through the award-winning University of Farmers, named by Training Magazine as a top 10 corporate training organization in the world.Think BIG! … with Farmers Business Insurance GroupFarmers’ Business Insurance Group (BIG) has the luxury of leveraging the resources of a Fortune 500 company, while being a small enough part of the enterprise to operate nimbly. In the past year, BIG has taken this to a whole new level by transforming to a Lean-Agile development framework. This has enabled BIG to deliver value to our customers faster than ever before. In modern times, technology has caused a rapid shift in the way companies do business. Here at Farmers, we are embracing this change by taking a customer-centric approach, backed by data-driven insight. One example of how BIG has adapted to the ever-changing insurance market is an innovative partnership with Uber to insure all rides in Pennsylvania and Georgia. So whether your passion lies in big data analytics (data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive modeling), formulating pricing and marketing plans to hit profit and loss targets, or strategic product development to differentiate Farmers in the marketplace and provide a better customer experience, it’s an exciting time to be in BIG!Job Summary We are looking for a diverse group of curious, passionate, and hard-working students from quantitative academic fields to partake in the newly revamped BIG paid internship program. The program will be highly collaborative and immersive, with interns working on real business problems that can span multiple business units within the complex commercial insurance landscape: Product, Actuarial, R&D, Underwriting, Finance, Operations, Distribution, IT.But it won’t be all work! BIG Executive leadership will host weekly lunches with interns to discuss career aspirations, and there will be a multitude of social gatherings throughout the summer. Interns will also have a chance to partake in the famous Product Olympics, where everyone in the department competes in team games with a chance to take home the gold! Job FunctionInterns will work alongside project mentors within the interactive “Scrum” framework (including daily stand-ups), and weekly sync-ups with project leads will help further contextualize the work. Over the course of the summer, interns will ultimately build a minimum viable product (MVP) and have a “capstone” opportunity to present those findings to the Farmers leadership team.10 to 12 week summer internship, 40-hour work week AmenitiesFuture full-time opportunities may be available for high performersState-of-the-art facility with cafeteria, fitness center/shower, walking trails nearby, etc.Walking distance to the Village in Woodland Hills, an open air shopping/dining centerEducation Requirements Must meet one of the following:Rising senior working toward Bachelors (BS/BA) degree in scientific/quantitative fieldEntering final year of Masters program (MS/MA) in scientific/quantitative field Must be eligible for full-time employment between December 2020 and September 2021Preferred Skills & Abilities Product analysts should have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and exposure to at least one programming language (e.g., VBA, SQL, Python, R, Tableau)Excellent verbal and written communicationAbility to manipulate and analyze data to address and solve business problemsWillingness to independently learn and make an impact within a team environmentPhysical Actions Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasional walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum.Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.