Real-world experience: RLI internship program

One of the best ways to get career-ready and gain real-world experience is through an internship. RLI's internship program provides college-age students opportunities to work alongside their peers and RLI professionals on meaningful projects, engage in fun activities, experience a professional yet relaxed culture and have a lasting impact on our company's success. We're always looking to hire and develop tomorrow's leaders.

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A different kind of internship

RLI's comprehensive college internship program takes place over the summer in one of our office locations, beginning with orientation in June and concluding in August. For some, internships may continue through the year or become a stepping stone to a full-time job at RLI.

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Set yourself up for success

Our summer internship program is a paid, hands-on learning experience during which you will:

  • gain practical industry knowledge
  • network with RLI professionals in your field of interest
  • develop and refine your skills
  • build confidence in your abilities
  • form lasting relationships and have some fun!

As an RLI intern, you'll be exposed to challenging projects that stretch your skillset and a company culture that will get you excited about the future. Interns work in a team-oriented environment and have the opportunity to interact with members of our senior leadership team, including meeting one-on-one with our Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


When to apply

To be considered for a summer internship opportunity, submit your resume between November and March. RLI looks for candidates with a proven track record of professionalism and success in their academic studies.

Who we're looking for

Our interns do real work and make a difference in the results and performance of our company. Attributes we look for in interns include:

Critical thinking and analytic skills

Strong communication skills

The ability to work independently

Integrity and reliability

Technical accuracy

What our interns say


The Elite 50 Internships 2023 Winner
2022 Financial Wellness Award: Retirement Advisor Council
2020-2021 Employees' Choice Awards: Glassdoor Best Places to Work
2022 Financial Wellness Award: Retirement Advisor Council

Ready to learn more?

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Get in touch

We'd love to talk. Get in touch with our team to start a conversation about a career at RLI.

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Hank Stickelmaier
Manager, Talent Acquisition
309-692-1000 x5810