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US early careers

The formative years of any career are very important, and that’s why we offer the support, opportunities, and community that early and new career professionals need to accelerate their career development.

  • We are interested in people who are self-starters and committed to excellence.
  • Students from all majors and subject areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Internship, training program, and entry-level career opportunities are available.


Underwriting training program

Markel’s underwriting training program is a premier, entry-level program designed to prepare our employees to be successful underwriters and future leaders. Our program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful in your role and beyond. You will gain valuable experience through on-the-job, technical and professional skills training as well as gaining exposure to our leaders and broader company operations. The formative years of any career are very important, and that’s why we offer the support, opportunities and community that new career professionals need to accelerate their career development.

Program design

In-person training

Graduates spend several weeks in different locations across the US with their peers building up their knowledge through a structured curriculum.

On-the-job training

Each graduate is assigned a trainer with specific product and role knowledge to help guide you through the program.

One-on-one mentorship

Each graduate is paired with a mentor and buddy to help encourage and support development.

Post-program training

The learning never stops. We continue to run trainings during the first 12 months of your career to help you continue your learning journey.


What we look for

College graduate as of June 2025

Strong academic performers
3.0 GPA minimum

Demonstrated leadership and presentation skills

People who personify the Markel Style
Those who are all about winning together, thinking further, and enjoying the everyday

Application process will open in Late July/Summer 2024


Internship program

Markel provides a fun and engaging internship experience which allows you to build relationships, gain real-world work experience, and acquire the tools necessary to begin a successful career.

We offer a wide variety of job roles that align with your academic interests.

• Accounting and finance
• Claims
• Human resources
• Information technology
• Information management
• Marketing and communications
• Operations
• Sales
• Underwriting


What we look for

Current college student
Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors

Strong academic performance
3.0 GPA minimum and demonstrated leadership skills

Alignment with the Markel Style
Pursuit of excellence, customer focus, business results, collaboration, reaching your personal potential

Permission to work in the United States

Apply now

  • Summer internship program

    Markel offers paid internships as opportunities for college students to gain real-world experience at a Fortune 500 company.