Summer Actuarial Internship Program

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How our internship program works.

Internships begin in late May and run through mid-August, and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the number of actuarial exams one has passed. Free housing is provided, and interns who are offered a full-time position at the end of the program are eligible for a starting bonus.

Applications for our 2021 internships are closed.

Our 2021 Summer Internship application process is now closed. We will launch recruiting for our Summer 2022 program in early Fall 2021. We appreciate your interest in our opportunities.

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Preparing you for your future career.

We provide our actuarial interns with a broad background in both the theoretical and practical applications of actuarial science, and help build business and leadership skills.

  • Weekly presentations made by New York Life actuaries, offering interns exposure to various actuarial roles.
  • Opportunities for mentorship in the full-time Actuarial Training Program.
  • A one-on-one lunch meeting with an executive actuary, allowing each intern to experience the company from a high level.
  • Training classes for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, VBA, and Prophet (our primary actuarial modeling program).

The work you’ll do at New York Life.

Interns work side-by-side with actuaries or senior level actuarial students, assisting with:

Actuarial research

The backbone of your internship includes research and statistical analysis, with a potential capstone presentation at end of the internship.

New products and features

You’ll help design brand new financial products, including new premiums and benefits.

Risk and portfolio optimization

Internships include quantifying our risk exposure and proposing ways to minimize it, while also projecting profitability of products.

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Application Requirements

What we’re looking for in a candidate.

  • Junior or Senior standing, working toward a bachelor’s degree with an accredited college or university (or in a graduate program)
  • Preferred majors: Actuarial Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Sciences, and Statistics
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, with strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of modeling packages, programming languages, and spreadsheet / database software
  • Successful passage of one or more Society of Actuaries exams preferred
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Our 2021 Actuarial Internship application process is closed. We appreciate your interest in our opportunities.



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Our Story

Over 175 years of serving the needs of families.

Interning at New York Life is more than a way to jump start your career—it’s a way to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

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Discover opportunities at a purpose-driven company with over 175 years of experience.

Our Company Culture

A diverse and welcoming culture where everyone can flourish.

Employee Benefits

Health, work/life and other benefits to take care of you and your family.

Career Development

All the resources you need to build a fulfilling career.

New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.