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Applications for the 2014 program are now open!

Quantitative Research & Analytics Interships in Chicago - Summer 2013

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Allstate is on a mission to become the most data-driven insurance company in the world, and we are inviting you to join us on this journey!

Each summer, Allstate NI offer a limited number of Data Science Internships where over half of the time is spent in Chicago. These Internships are a great way to kick-start your career by having meaningful work experience, being part of a dynamic team within a great environment, adding international work history to your CV and making some good friends along the way! We wish to extend this excellent opportunity to a number of students in 2014.

As an Allstate Data Science Intern you'll be tasked with combining your creativity and analytical skills to solve some of the most complex problems in the US insurance market. This role provides a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of modelling techniques within a leading edge environment, creating the tools that enable Allstate to be the best insurance company in the industry.


The role of the Data Science Team is to build actionable predictive models to increase customer satisfaction, policy growth and retention, and reduce loss experience and fraud. Previous summer interns have followed a structured program, completing a 4-week training project within the Belfast office, typically centred on predicting customer losses.

On completion of the training project, interns head for Allstate's corporate headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois—30 minutes' drive from downtown Chicago, to commence work on an extended 8-week project. These projects can cover a range of topics including estimating losses, simulating customer demand and predicting claims fraud.

The conversion rate from internship to permanent positions in Belfast office is very high with the majority of previous interns successfully obtaining full-time jobs, so this really is an opportunity not to be missed.

Internship details

The internships will be 12 weeks long, beginning in early June. You will spend the first 4-5 weeks in the Belfast office and the remaining time in Chicago*.

  • Competitive salary
  • Exposure to Chicago, a great place to live and work
  • While in Chicago, we provide the following
    • Accommodation (including breakfast)
    • Flights to and from the US
    • Rental Car
    • Travel Insurance
  • A successful internship often leads to permanent employment offers.

*While holidays are not permitted during the 12 week program, interns may opt to extend their stay in the US at their own expense and subject to US visa requirements and limits.

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must currently be in 3rd or 4th year of a Degree, Masters or PhD program in a quantitative degree and be on track to obtain at least a 2:1 or equivalent
  • Minimum A in A-level Mathematics (or equivalent qualification)
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a UK Tier 1 visa which entitles the holder to take up full time employment in the UK and also eligible to travel to the US

Applications for the 2014 program are now open.

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Closing date is 5pm Monday 11th November

Intern Experiences

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