~ Summer 2012 ~
Internship with the State Auto Insurance Companies

State Auto Insurance Companies is known for its quality people and
long-term relationships, and as a result, we're happy to sponsor a summer
internship program which offers 6-10 weeks (depending upon the student's
availability), of hands-on experience in the insurance industry.  The
experience will focus on building knowledge and skill in a variety of
Divisions/Departments of State Auto Insurance Companies, at both the
Corporate Headquarters and a Regional Office, with a primary focus on the
student's major area(s) of study.  

A comprehensive, customized schedule ensures that each intern learns many
aspects of the business.  Due to the internship experience, successful
interns often have the opportunity for full-time employment upon graduation.

Benefits of this Experience 
* Gain an understanding of the property and casualty insurance industry 
* Learn the difference between commercial and personal lines insurance
* Understand the underwriting skills necessary to obtain profitability and
  additional income
* Attend outside meetings, events and network with other business
  professionals to enhance your professional/business knowledge
* Understand State Auto Values and why our people are our foundation, our
  greatest asset

Program Requirements
Selection of a summer intern is based on the following:
* Earning a minimum 3.0 GPA or 2.5 GPA with active student
  leadership/community involvement
* Opportunity is open to current college Seniors, Juniors or rising Sophomores 
* Able to work a 40-hour week  
* Willing to participate in a variety of  projects and the ability to attend
  business meetings and community events, which will enrich the learning
* Blog their interactions, experiences and learning at the end of each day
* Deliver a presentation on their final day, which provides a detailed SWOT
  analysis of State Auto and summarizes the learning gained from each
  Division/Department visit
Divisions/Departments Supporting the Intern
The intern will spend time in a variety of areas, each providing hands-on
learning experiences/projects.  Based on the student's primary major, a
customized schedule will be created to enhance the experience.  Some of
the divisions/departments involved:
* Personal and Commercial Insurance
* Risk Control Services
* Standard Auto
* Actuarial
* Claims
* Human Resources and Total Rewards
* Sales
* Marketing/Communications
* Underwriting
* Accounting/Finance
* Project Management
* Information Technology
* Organization Development
* State Auto University
* Talent Acquisition

Dates and Logistics
The internship begins in June, 2012, after the student has completed
their 2011/2012 school year.  Specific dates can be discussed upon intern
selection.  Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. each day, with most
days spent at the Corporate Headquarters (518 E. Broad Street, Columbus,
OH 43215).

Prior to the start of the experience, the Director of Organization
Development will touch base with the intern to answer questions, provide
guidance to complete the necessary paperwork, and schedule drug testing.

Upon arrival, a thorough orientation will be provided to help acclimate
the intern to State Auto (i.e., parking, office location, ID badge,
cafeteria, fitness center, etc.).  

Intern Compensation and Dress Code
Interns will be paid -20/hour, depending upon the student's major and
accomplishments.  The dress code varies, depending upon the line of
business.  Plan for a wardrobe that ranges from business casual to
professional dress (this can be discussed further to assist with clarity). 

This internship will take place primarily at State Auto's Corporate
Headquarters, located at 518 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(downtown Columbus).  In addition, some days or weeks will be spent at
regional offices, all within the central Ohio area.

Application Requirements
This opportunity is open to current college Seniors, Juniors or rising

The Applicant must provide:
* A completed application
* Two letters of recommendation from Professors, Counselors, Advisors
* A current resume

Please complete the application, attach a current resume, two letters of
recommendation and email to Leora.schmidt.com or fax 614-887-1227.
If you prefer to mail, please send to:

State Auto Insurance Companies
ATTN: Leora Schmidt
518 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43215