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2018 West Bend Interns

What happens when you become a West Bend intern?

You gain practical experience.

During your internship, you'll have an opportunity to apply the skills you acquired through your coursework and other work experiences. You'll also receive challenging work assignments that will apply to your field of study.


You receive professional development opportunities.

As an intern at West Bend, you'll have opportunities to attend executive presentations, in-house training classes, and career-related sessions. The ability to job shadow in other areas of our organization will also be available to round out your experience.

You're immersed in our culture.

Participating in charitable events, attending social gatherings, and using all the onsite amenities available on our campus are just a few of the ways you'll be able to experience the West Bend culture during your internship experience.

You obtain constructive feedback on your performance.

Our managers will take time to provide you with helpful feedback over the course of your internship to aid in your personal development. We also want to hear about your experience. At the end of your internship, we'll ask you to evaluate us to find out if we can improve our intern experience.



Our internships take place during the summer months and, in many cases, can continue throughout the school year. Please review the internship descriptions for more information. To check for our current internship openings, click the “Our Current Opportunities” button and search by key word, “internship.”



Accounting Internship

As an accounting intern, you'll have general accounting duties, including assistance with general payables, financial schedules, data entry, financial analysis, account reconciliations, and other duties as needed.

Claims Representative Support Intern

As a claim representative support intern, you'll review and analyze policies to verify ‎coverage, establish reserves, and settle claims for less complex losses. Other responsibilities ‎ include contact with customers to explain coverage, settle their claims, and contribute to ‎the high customer service results within the Claims Department. You'll also help various ‎claims teams following catastrophe storms.‎

Claims Internship – Workers' Compensation

As a claims intern on our Workers' Compensation team, you'll review and analyze lower-severity injury claims, research and verify coverage, ‎conduct thorough investigations, and evaluate damages and liability for workers’ compensation losses. Other responsibilities include monitoring file activity with a diary system, reviewing and processing written and ‎telephonic inquiries, ensuring proper reserving, and maintaining a high level of customer service.‎

Commercial Lines Underwriting Intern

As an underwriting intern, you'll have exposure to a variety of classroom and on-the-job learning opportunities, and will work on a variety of special projects. We also feel it's important to have a chance to learn about other functions within our organization, including claims, loss prevention, sales, marketing, and actuarial, so our underwriting interns spend time job shadowing in other areas.

IT Intern – Application Development

As an application developer intern, you'll work closely with customers, business analysts, quality assurance, and other ‎‎implementation team members to understand business requirements that drive the ‎analysis ‎and design of quality technical solutions.

IT Intern – Database Administration

Gain practical experience in database administration (DBA) by working closely with experienced DBA professionals, application developers, business analysts, quality assurance analysts, and business partners. With guidance, you'll be involved in ‎the software development life cycle, logical data administration, and physical database design.

IT Intern – Desktop Support

As an IT support intern, you'll gain practical experience in desktop support, IT operations, and network management by working closely with our IT and business partners. Using basic knowledge and skills obtained through education and on-the-job training, you'll field incoming help desk calls from customers via phone, ticket system, and e-mail in a courteous and timely manner.

IT Intern – Quality Assurance
As a quality assurance analyst ‎intern, you'll carry out procedures to ensure all information systems products and services meet ‎organization standards and end-user requirements. You'll also identify commonly-used test cases as ‎candidates for test automation and develop scripted automated test cases for repeated use.

Loss Prevention Internship

As our loss prevention intern, you'll have the opportunity to learn all about loss prevention! Find out how terminology, materials, and training programs apply to customer needs. You'll shadow experienced loss prevention reps and learn first-hand how they conduct surveys and create reports after a claim occurs.

We are a smoke-free, equal opportunity employer. Pre-employment drug screen and background verifications are required.  

West Bend will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please call 1-800-236-5010, extension 6584, or e-mail hremp@wbmi.com.