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Lauch Your Career With Us

The Finance and Accounting Summer Intern Program offers an exciting opportunity for rising juniors who are looking to gain the experience, skills, support, and exposure that they need to help launch their careers. Our summer program combines challenging work experience and the opportunity to work closely with finance professionals.  You’ll receive continuous training and development through classes and weekly presentations, exposure to senior management, and social and networking events to help build relationships throughout the Company.  At the end of the summer, multiple offers will be extended for the full-time Finance and Accounting Associate Rotational program.  The internship placements will be located in our home office in New York City and Jersey City, New Jersey.

Development, Classes, and Presentations

The summer begins with an array of training classes focusing on enhancing skills in Microsoft Excel, SAP training, and introduction to Insurance and Financial Services Industry concepts. We provide significant opportunities to improve business and leadership skills that will enable advancement throughout the company. The learning continues throughout the summer in many forms:

  • Weekly seminars presented by experienced professionals from the Corporate Finance, Insurance, and Investments groups focusing on helping interns understand the industry, financial functions, and our organization.
  • Development of communication skills through public speaking workshops and final presentations
  • Mentor-pairing with a full-time finance employee who will provide guidance and support for the duration of your internship.
  • Exposure to the Senior Finance Leadership Team (SFLT) and Finance Governance Committee – events include:
    • Breakfast with NYL’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    • Presentations by senior leaders from various finance functions
    • A one-on-one lunch with a finance Executive Officer 
    • Lunches with Governance Committee members who are available in an advisory capacity
    • Farewell dinner with senior finance leaders
  • At the end of the summer, interns give a formal presentation about their experience at NYL, projects that they were involved in, and special assignments that were completed throughout the summer

Work Experience

Interns are placed across the organization in Corporate Finance, the Insurance and Agency Group, and the Investments Group, including Mutual Funds and Investment Boutiques. Specific functions could include:

  • Accounting Policy
  • Risk Management
  • Budget & Cost
  • Sales Reporting
  • Expense Management
  • Statutory Accounting
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Treasury
  • GAAP Accounting 
  • Tax
  • Investment Accounting  
  • Service


Social Events and Networking

Interns are encouraged to join full-time employees in social events ranging from post-work gatherings to multiple team building sessions. Past events have included welcome breakfasts, ice cream socials, lunch with mentors, finance engagement events, and a farewell dinner with the Senior Financial Leadership team. Other fun events have included a scavenger hunt around NYC, boat cruise around Manhattan, group volunteer activity, and trivia night.

Finance interns also participate in corporate intern events, which provide networking opportunities with peers outside of Finance. Past events have included networking breakfasts and dinners, and communication and career planning workshops. You’ll also be placed in small groups advised by a core group mentor who will plan special events for your group.

General Information

Interns are scheduled to work from late May through mid-August. Generally, 15 interns are placed each summer with a competitive salary, and the option for free housing.  

Application Requirements

We seek candidates who exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Rising Junior or senior working toward a bachelor’s degree with an accredited college or university (or in a graduate program)
  • Preferred majors: finance, accounting, or economics
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Strong written and oral communications, and interpersonal skills
  • Analytically minded
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles.
  • Proficient in Excel

How to apply

The application window has closed for our 2019 Finance Summer Internship Program.  Please check back next year for updates to our program and to apply for our 2020 summer internship class.