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Internships Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Whether we meet you on campus or you find the internship posting online, we require that all candidates submit an online application via our Careers site to be considered. Search for opportunities by the office locations that most interests you above.

What is the application deadline?

Application deadlines may vary by location. Typically our application window opens in February. Please read the internship posting for the location that most interests you for more specific details.

Which majors are eligible to apply?

Within our regional locations, we generally recruit business and quantitative majors, including finance, economics, management, accounting, marketing, mathematics, risk management, insurance, information science or related fields.

Where do FARMERS interns work?

Farmers offers internships at our corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and internships at locations across the country.

Which department will I work in?

At our Los Angeles corporate office, interns work in a variety of departments including Accounting, Actuary, Finance, Advertising & Media, Business Insurance, Communications, Marketing, Underwriting, Risk Management, Personal Lines, Regulatory Affairs, and Information Technology.  Interns in other locations (DE, IN, MI, and TX) are exposed to a variety of business operations including Actuary, Claims and Marketing.

What can you tell me about the hiring process?

The first step is to submit an online application; once it is received, our team will review your information. First round interviews are typically conducted over the phone or in-person with one of our recruiters. After further evaluation, some candidates may be invited for on-site interviews. Once you apply, we can provide more specific details.

Is there a GPA requirement to be an intern at FARMERS?

Yes, we require at least a 3.0 overall GPA.

I'm a freshman (or sophomore) am I eligible to apply?

Our internships require skills and knowledge typically acquired after completing several "in major" courses. Therefore, we tend to hire rising juniors and rising seniors (those students who have already completed their sophomore and/or junior year) along with current students pursuing a Masters in related field.

I'm an international student, am I eligible to apply?

Legal U.S. work authorization is required.

Does FARMERS offer paid internships?

Yes, Farmers internships are paid. Interns receive an hourly wage that is competitive for our industry and geographic locations.

How many hours per week will I work?

Interns work our standard work week, 40 hours per week. Most interns work Monday through Friday, however, some schedules may vary based on business needs.

Will FARMERS pay for housing?

We do not offer a housing allowance.

Can I receive college credit for being an intern at FARMERS?

Students interested in receiving college credit for their internship experience will need to check with their university and/or advisor regarding requirements. Please discuss necessary requirements with your Farmers internship recruiter. We will do our best to work with you!