Marketing/Sales Internship

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Central MD Region of AFLAC
9017 Red Branch Rd. Suite 201
Columbia, MD
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Paid

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Description

Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, and the world’s largest provider of supplemental benefits. In a recession, when business owners are scaling back on the health insurance offered to their employees, Aflac provides a free way for employers to offer benefits to those who work for them.

FACTS ABOUT AFLAC:*
Founded in 1955
Recently achieved 90% national brand-name recognition
Has over $80 billion in assets
Insures more than 40 million people worldwide
Insures more than 400,000 payroll accounts

Aflac has earned such honors as being included in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 13th
consecutive year. Aflac has also been included on both Forbes
Magazine's annual list of America's 400 Best Big Companies for eight
years and on Fortune magazine's list of America's Most Admired
Companies for seven consecutive years.

Job Description: Our internship will focus mostly on assisting our
agency in managing our client base. We have approximately 1000 business
clients as well as a handful of individual clients. We do quarterly
benefit reviews and we expect that once our interns have been trained
that they will be able to conduct these reviews alone. We estimate
that the first 3 weeks of their internship will be spent training on
product knowledge for our various carriers. Additionally we will
sponsor our interns for their Maryland Health and Life producer’s
license so that they can properly represent our company with the
appropriate knowledge of the rules and regulations of the insurance
industry. This is also a huge benefit of our internship because this
license will last for 2 years and will be a very valuable addition to
a college student’s resume when they are seeking full time employment
upon graduation.

During a servicing appointment the student will be in charge of
meeting with employees, searching for claims, answering coverage
questions, etc. In the first 30 days of our internship we will pair
the student with a senior member of our staff for field training in
addition to a general product knowledge training which we conduct at
our office. We represent many major carriers such as Aetna, BC/BS, and
New Benefits among others. Additionally we will train our interns on
How to work with other benefit providers and professional contacts to
expand both our client base and our networking base.

An internship with Aflac provides:

In-the-field work experience with Aflac agents and management team
Interview experience with a Fortune 500 company
Flexible schedule (perfect to fit around class schedules!)
The opportunity for a paid-internship (discussed in the interview process)
Expert training on important business skills such as marketing and recruiting.
The possibility for employment after graduation (dependent upon performance during internship)

Responsibilities

No coffee runs or copy-making here!

Our Interns are Expected;

-To attend business-owner meetings alongside their mentor
-Interact with our clients and their employees
-Familiarize themselves with application and claims processes
-Market alongside their mentor

Requirements

An internship with Aflac would require:

At least sixteen hours a week
Passing the Maryland State Health Insurance Exam (for Marketing, Management, Recruiting, and Sales Interns)
Becoming familiar with Aflac products and claim-filing processes (for Administrative Interns)
Attending four days of training (at no cost to the intern)

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