Farmers Insurance Careers

Marketing Support Specialist Intern - Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon
Sales & Distribution

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1900012J
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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today!
Job Summary

This unique paid internship provides real world work

experience plus the opportunity to work with Farmers leadership and learn first-hand how Farmers supports our customers and remains competitive in the insurance industry. As a part of the Farmers Internship, you will not only be working within the Business, you will also have the opportunity to work together with other interns on an exciting project, which you will present to Farmers leadership prior to the conclusion of the internship program. This is a great opportunity to leave your mark at Farmers and make a real difference within the Farmers business, plus the chance to network and build lasting relationships with students from other Universities as well as many members of the Farmers leadership team. 10 to 12 week summer internship / 40 Hour Work Week throughout the internship and working directly with members of the Farmers Leadership team, you will get experience in and involved with the following:

Prepares reports and presentations. Performs moderate clerical duties such as expense reports and setting travel calendars for Executive team members. Coordinates and communicates with other management and executives of the company as needed. 


• Helping with the coordination and organization of the project and people

• Researching and gathering information

• Presenting/speaking in front of groups

• Identifying areas of improvement and making recommendations for its implementation.

• Working with different business units throughout the organization


Essential Job Functions

Performs moderate and confidential administrative duties for the  Executive Directors and team members. Maintains confidentiality in all matters. Organizes and priorities own assignments to ensure timely and accurate completion of work. Greets and directs internal and external customers to the appropriate person(s). Handles customer and employee inquiries. May refer more complex inquiries and/or

complaints regarding company policies and procedures to appropriate officer and/or personnel. Uses discretion in answering and screening telephone calls. Uses the personal computer to compose routine and non-routine correspondences from brief notes or oral or written instructions. Creates reports as needed. Proofreads materials for accuracy. Receives and assigns incoming mail to appropriate personnel to handle. Responds to simple emails for supervisor. Retrieves files and materials needed for supervisor to respond to email/mail. Controls, coordinates, and maintains supervisor’s calendar. Organizes and plans events/coordinates meetings, appointments and other activities. Assists in compiling meeting agendas and speeches, etc. Obtains data from various sources, analyzes data and prepares quarterly and monthly reports. Prepares presentation materials. Prepares and types reports for Board of Directors and stockholders meetings. Maintains records, confidential files, and hold/diary system. Does follow-up work as needed. Requisitions, distributes, and maintains supplies. Prepares expense reports and handles payments for expense items. Uses Microsoft products to perform daily activities.

Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary

work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10

lbs. maximum. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time using repetitive

finger and hand motion on the keyboard and able to see personal computer

monitor screen.

Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in

a climate-controlled office environment.

Special Skill Requirement  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite including word, excel, power point, etc.     

  • Ability to use professional vocabulary and grammar.

  • Must type 50 plus WPM with accuracy.

  • Proofreading and editing various reports and business letters, setting up filing systems. 

  • Excellent organization and time management skills.     

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. 

  • Proven critical thinking and problem solving abilities, as well as excellent judgment

  • and decision making skills.

  • High level planning skills coupled with the ability to think outside of the box

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 02/13/2019