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Willis Towers Watson

Retirement Actuarial Internship (Fall 2021)

Please note, this position is for a full-time internship from September 2021 -December 2021.  Please only apply if you are available for that term.

The Business

Create your future. Join our Retirement consulting team in providing expertise in retirement and investment consulting to support global organizations in optimizing the effectiveness of their employee retirement. Whether a client has a defined benefit pension or a defined contribution plan, we work with them to determine the right approach to designing, funding, investing, communicating, governing and employee management that fits their specific goals. You will also learn about all the services that Willis Towers Watson offers their clients and how they complement and enhance our retirement consulting practice.

Explore an opportunity. Gain direct exposure to real client assignments which will draw on your imagination and creativity as well as your ability to analyze data, solve problems, develop solutions, and share your brilliant results. In this role, you’ll experience a balance of expanding your technical and industry knowledge and developing your problem solving and communications skills, while benefiting from working in a close-knit and supportive team environment.

Accepted applicants will be eligible for a comprehensive actuarial exam study program, including paid study hours and exam coaching to assist in attaining an accredited actuarial designation.

Love your work. You will partner with consultants to provide technical actuarial and consulting support on projects like:

  • Designing, funding, pricing, and the implementation and management of retirement programs
  • Competitive benchmarking analysis of benefit plan designs
  • Develop professional expertise, as well as technical knowledge and skills in the area of retirement plans
  • Working with a wide range of associates at all levels within the local practice
  • Perform actuarial pension valuations for a variety of clients.
  • This entails manipulating data, analyzing data, determining plan liabilities, reconciling plan assets, and determining funding requirements
  • Assist with completion of plan reporting and filing requirements
  • Perform plan administrative tasks such as completing benefit calculations, reviewing plan documents, and producing benefit statements

About you.

  • Progress towards a Bachelors or Master’s degree in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, finance or any other major with significant quantitative course work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (3rd year preferred; 2nd year considered with other relevant internship experience)
  • Successful completion of one or more actuarial exams is highly preferred
  • Work experience that demonstrates strong technical and/or client service skills
  • Passion for solving problems and sharing solutions to exceed the standards of the client
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment
  • Ability to ask the right questions and seek help where appropriate 
  • Sense of accountability; owning one’s work and taking pride in it 
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

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