Technology Internship Program (Engineering)

| Chicago, IL, USA
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You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
CNA seeks to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees that helps them - and their family members - achieve their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing goals.
For a detailed look at CNA's benefits, check out our Candidate Guide .
As one of the country's largest writers of commercial and specialty insurance, CNA depends on the talent, expertise and enthusiastic engagement of our employees. We provide insurance protection to more than 1 million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally, offering unique expertise for the businesses and industries we serve. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to serve a broad range of customers while supporting our communities through charitable contributions and employee volunteerism.
CNA's Tech Summer Internship Program is looking to create a team of interns for a dynamic and fast pace 10-12 week training program that provides hands on experience and unique opportunities across a variety of technologies. Interns will have experiences in areas such as Application Development and Dev Ops while working with Agile methodologies and tools.
Program Features and Benefits:

  • Challenging, innovative assignments that provide real-world experience in applying technical education to technology projects
  • Work directly with experienced CNA developers to learn the eXtreme Programming methodology
  • Apply software engineering best practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Use Public Cloud platforms to create business applications and services.
  • In-depth education in technology, the insurance industry, CNA's organization and how Technology plays a leading role in an insurer's profitability
  • A dedicated manager and a mentor who will guide you throughout your internship program at CNA
  • Opportunities to meet with members of our senior leadership team and learn about their personal experiences in Technology within the insurance industry
  • Professional and personal development activities and ongoing feedback and coaching on performance
  • Consideration for potential full-time placement upon graduation

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior (undergraduate) or in first year of Masters program pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • A minimum 3.00 GPA is required (overall and major)
  • Computer Science courses in:

o Object-oriented language(s), Java preferred
o Data Structures
o Web Development
o SQL and Database Fundamentals

  • Knowledge of Information Security and Application Security
  • Knowledge of Systems and Network Architecture
  • Interest in the Insurance Industry
  • Some previous work experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and the ability to cultivate and maintain positive business relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective problem solving, analytical aptitude, learn quickly and embrace change
  • Ability to learn and change quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership ability

Program Location :
CNA's corporate headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Chicago at 151 N Franklin St, near all public transportation from the city and suburbs. The program will employ a hybrid working model, alternating between working in the office and from home.
CNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] .

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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Located in the heart of the loop, CNA’s headquarters are at 151 N Franklin. With close proximity to both L and Metra stations.

An Insider's view of CNA

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

Alison Massey

Agile Scrum Master Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

Throughout my five-year career, I’ve seen CNA value creating thinking and continuous learning. My managers actively encourage me to pursue rewarding professional development opportunities. Those opportunities have had a direct impact on my career growth. At CNA, the opportunities are endless and your career aspirations matter.

Alaina Cole

Underwritting Specialist

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have an Innovation program and team that designs processes to encourage creative thinking and capture ideas across CNA. In addition to collaborating with and learning from world-class technology partners, we also host events such as our Innovation Summit and Hackathon, which bring winning competition ideas to life in real products and services.

Keith Zhang

Architecture Consulting Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

A primary focus of my team is reducing the time-to-market associated with machine learning models. By leveraging cutting-edge cloud services and streamlining processes, we’re enhancing the model development lifecycle. That enhancement allows us to use efficient, effective predictive analytics when making business decisions.

Ryan Gulden

Senior AI/ML Engineer

What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available

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