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Opportunity Details

When you join the team at Unum, you become part of an organization committed to helping you thrive.

Here, we work to provide the employee benefits and service solutions that enable employees at our client companies to thrive throughout life’s moments. And this starts with ensuring that every one of our team members enjoys opportunities to succeed both professionally and personally. To enable this, we provide:
• Award-winning culture
• Inclusion and diversity as a priority
• Performance Based Incentive Plans
• Competitive benefits package that includes: Health, Vision, Dental, Short & Long-Term Disability
• Generous PTO (including paid time to volunteer!)
• Up to 9.5% 401(k) employer contribution
• Mental health support
• Career advancement opportunities
• Student loan repayment options
• Tuition reimbursement
• Flexible work environments
• All the benefits listed above are subject to the terms of their individual Plans.

And that’s just the beginning…

With 10,000 employees helping more than 39 million people worldwide, every role at Unum is meaningful and impacts the lives of our customers. Whether you’re directly supporting a growing family, or developing online tools to help navigate a difficult loss, customers are counting on the combined talents of our entire team. Help us help others, and join Team Unum today!

General Summary:
This is a year round, paid internship position responsible for completing assigned work items in a timely manner and ensuring high quality service to business partners. The assigned work can be from different business areas and can vary in complexity and type.

•Gain real world experience working for the leader in the supplemental insurance and disability-based employee benefits marketplace and in a professional office setting.
•Earn year-round competitive income while working part-time
•Learn about various departmental and corporate functions.
•Network with business partners and leaders, participate in social events with other interns
•Earn College credit for your internship (faculty/hiring manager pre-approvals are required)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide high quality transactional support to business areas with a keen focus on productivity, accuracy and customer service
• Develop effective partnerships and work effectively with various areas as required
• Operate as a team player which includes backing up peers, constructively addressing conflict and giving/receiving feedback
• Must strictly adhere to privacy guidelines
• May perform other duties as assigned or as opportunities arise

Job Specifications
• Candidate must be actively taking classes at an accredited College
• Required GPA of 3.0 in major or overall GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrated openness to mastering new tasks and work processes
• Solid critical thinking and analytical skills
• Must be comfortable in a culture of coaching, ongoing feedback and career development
• Display team oriented skills
• Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel software applications
• Strong ability to work independently and be self directed on project or tasked-based work
• Strong time management skills, ability to prioritize and function in a FIFO, high production, deadline driven environment
• Strong Customer Service focus. Requires flexibility in schedule so as to meet our customer expectations
• Solid communication skills both oral and written
• All interns must complete a satisfactory background check in order to be hired
• Intern must be available to work at least 15 hours consistently during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. May work up to 40 hours per week during school vacations/breaks based on business needs regular business hours Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm


Unum and Colonial Life are part of Unum Group, a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of employee benefits to companies worldwide. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, with international offices in Ireland, Poland and the UK, Unum also has significant operations in Portland, ME, and Baton Rouge, LA – plus over 35 US field offices. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, SC, with over 40 field offices nationwide.

The base salary range for applicants for this position is listed below. Unless actual salary is indicated above in the job description, actual pay will be based on skill, geographical location and experience.

Additionally, Unum offers a portfolio of benefits and rewards that are competitive and comprehensive including healthcare benefits (health, vision, dental), insurance benefits (short & long-term disability), performance-based incentive plans, paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with an employer match up to 5% and an additional 4.5% contribution whether you contribute to the plan or not. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of individual Plans.