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Recruiting College Students and Recent Graduates Is Important at Nationwide

Nationwide has a stake in developing future business leaders. As a Fortune 500 company and provider of more than 16 million policies, we gladly accept the responsibility to make sure the brightest undergraduates and graduates in America have the opportunity to start their careers in a challenging and collaborative environment.

From information technology to marketing and finance majors, highly talented graduates and undergraduates from top schools are joining Nationwide because they want to be part of a company dedicated to helping them hone their professional skills while networking with co-workers, receiving technical and functional training and participating in community service activities.

Our intensive rotation programs and internships are designed to expose young professionals to developmental assignments in key business segments and corporate functions. These programs develop and enhance leadership competencies required for the 21st century. Participants are placed in high-impact, high-profile situations designed to assess their full potential and help them develop leadership and technical skills.

Nationwide embraces diversity and inclusion and encourages individuals with a variety of abilities, experiences and cultural backgrounds to apply. We offer a collaborative and inclusive work environment designed to help everyone feel challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged.

Explore intern and associate programs at Nationwide

Nationwide offers graduates and undergraduates a strong foundation to build their careers. We understand that learning should not, and does not, stop on graduation day. It’s why we’ve made a significant investment in developing our internship and associate programs.

In addition to on-the-job training, Nationwide also is dedicated to providing its interns and associates with continuous development opportunities. We offer online training classes, in-person sessions, and personally tailored educational opportunities based on your professional development goals.

Summer internship program

Nationwide’s 10 to 12-week summer internships are 40 hours per week and run from May to August. As an intern, you’ll get high-profile assignments where you’re regarded as a full-time associate.

Some of the benefits of a Nationwide internship include:

  • Customized intern orientation
  • Learning sessions
  • Community service opportunities
  • Intern/team building
  • Networking opportunities
  • Possible intern-to-associate conversion

Intern and associate program opportunities

Nationwide’s intern and associate programs are offered in several areas, including:

  • Actuary (life and property/casualty)
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Internal audits
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Download a Can’t-Mess-It-Up Checklist for attending a career fair

We love career fairs because they give us the opportunity to interact with job seekers face-to-face. At career fairs, we can review resumes on the spot and provide immediate feedback on applications. Candidates get direct access to us throughout the process — an ideal situation for anyone searching for a job.

We want to set you up for career fair success, so we spoke with our team to compile the best tips and insights on rocking a career fair. To make it even easier for you, we created the following checklist you can print and review before your next one.

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