The Iowa Insurance Division recognizes the value of the contributions made by interns and has a variety of paid internship options available. The IID offers the flexibility to work from home on Mondays and Fridays and report to the office Tuesday-Thursday.  Whether you are in high school, college, or law school - we have an internship opportunity for you.

Interns at the Iowa Insurance Division will be able to use this experience to help gain valuable knowledge and insight that can help shape their career goals.

Interns will be expected to maintain confidentiality and reflect professionalism in their work product and office appearance as would be expected of any other Iowa Insurance Division employee.  Interns can be confident that they will be working in a supportive, respectful environment with decades of institutional knowledge available for any questions they may have.

As the state regulator of insurance, securities and other regulated industries, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and assist in projects and assignments from a variety of different bureaus within the Iowa Insurance Division.

Why should you want an internship with the Iowa Insurance Division?  Iowa's insurance industry is vast and as the Iowa insurance industry's regulator, the Iowa Insurance Division plays a crucial role in the insurance industry - both here in Iowa and around the country and globe.

Overall, Iowa's insurance industry offers rewarding careers.  The industry protects people's livelihoods, builds wealth for the future, supports Iowa's diverse economy and gives back generously to communities. An average salary in Iowa's insurance industry is roughly $35,000 higher than non-insurance industry salaries and with roughly 60,000 insurance jobs in Iowa there are great opportunities for upward mobility.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today to join our team!

High School Internship Program

The Iowa Insurance Division has paid internship opportunities available for high school juniors and seniors that are at least 16 years of age.  Interns will receive one-on-one mentorship, personalized training, early exposure to a possible career pathway and the opportunity to earn an Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation Designation. The internships will begin in the summer of 2024 but the time to apply is now.  Please submit your resume by January 15, 2024.  For more information or to apply please send your resume and cover letter with attention to Linda Heintz at internships@iid.iowa.gov

Insure Your Future Early Stage College Internship Program

The Iowa Insurance Division is participating in the Iowa Economic Development's Insure Your Future Early Stage College Internship Program for college sophomores (college freshmen may also be considered).  The internships will begin in the summer of 2024 but the time to apply is now.  For more information or to apply please send your resume and cover letter with attention to Linda Heintz at internships@iid.iowa.gov

Enforcement Clerkship

The clerkship, under the guidance of am experienced attorney, will work within the Enforcement Bureau of the Iowa Insurance Division in Des Moines. This bureau prosecutes enforcement actions for the Iowa Insurance Division. The bureau also works with the Market Regulation Bureau to provide legal advice and assistance to investigators as they process complaints.

Clerkship responsibilities include:

  • Assisting attorneys with legal drafting, conducting discovery, and preparing for hearings.
  • Drafting responses to complainants, letters of inquiry to insurance companies, and investigating consumer complaints.
  • Assisting consumers filing complaints and answering their questions about insurance.
  • Conducting legal research in the area of insurance and securities.

Candidates should be in their second or third year of law school. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  For more information or to apply please send your resume and cover letter with attention to Linda Heintz at internships@iid.iowa.gov.