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Nationwide Insurance

Intern (PL Sales & Distribution)

Des Moines, IA

If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

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Job Description

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The Personal Lines Sales & Distribution internship will rotate students through multiple sales disciplines over the course of the summer to develop a holistic perspective on the sales function and our Personal Lines growth levers. The scope of this internship will focus on active involvement in data analysis and process management as a way to enable tangible contributions while learning about the broader Sales function and corresponding skill sets.  



  • Learn and engage in data analysis and data-related projects. Effectively interpret, manipulate, and use data to drive recommendations and/or to make a compelling case for change.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) work, including utilization of Salesforce.
  • Develop and leverage reporting to reflect sales results, identify growth opportunities, and inform areas of focus for our sales teams.
  • Regularly engage with Sales team members at all levels to learn the business, understand needs, and build context for the work being performed.
  • Learn and participate in Lean Six Sigma problem solving activities and issue resolution processes. Support the Sales operation driving resolution of identified opportunity areas.
  • Actively participate in Lean huddles through the Personal Lines Sales organization. Develop expertise relative to setting up, facilitating, and leveraging huddles to improve business performance.
  • May include a capstone project: Identify an opportunity area within the Sales function, develop a solution to address the opportunity and present the proposal to the Personal Lines Sales executive leadership team for consideration.
  • Collaborate with other interns throughout rotations and project participation.



Pursuit of undergraduate degree in Insurance, Business Administration, Marketing, Risk Management or Data Analytics preferred. Juniors preferred. Involvement in student activities and/or some work experience. 



  • The internship can be located in Des Moines, IA or Columbus, OH  
  • Full-time schedule (40 hours per week) 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and virtual collaboration tools (i.e. Zoom, Teams, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for learning on the fly and dealing with ambiguity
Client-provided location(s): Des Moines, IA, USA
Job ID: 031ac1a87acb91cd864c06847e8fee3eb009c0bddc020240c78605d37db8d96e
Employment Type: Other