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Erie Insurance’s ‘Future Focus’ Internship Program Named to RISE Elite 50 Internships List

RISE’s annual Elite 50 internships list identifies the industry’s 50 best internship programs

ERIE, Pa., December 22, 2021 – The Erie Insurance (ERIE) Future Focus internship program has been named to the Rising Insurance Star Executive (RISE) list of the insurance industry’s 50 best internship programs in 2021.

ERIE’s summer internship program offers opportunities for college students to gain relevant and real-world business experience in the insurance industry and at a Fortune 500 company.

“We’re excited to be included on this year’s RISE list and are committed to helping diverse students learn and grow through our Future Focus internship program,” said JR Wilwohl, talent acquisition partner and ERIE’s Future Focus internship program coordinator. “Our award-winning internship experience includes an immersive orientation to the company and the insurance industry through a variety of meaningful assignments in a challenging and supportive environment, an individual mentor, networking events with our CEO and executives, an innovation project and community service opportunities.”

ERIE’s program, which began nearly 20 years ago and has helped launch the careers of hundreds of current ERIE employees, are paid, competitive internships available across several areas of the company.

In 2021, nearly 100 interns worked in ERIE’s IT, underwriting, risk control, actuarial, data, marketing, claims, corporate services, customer service, finance, accounting, internal audit, investments and ERIE Experience departments.

Rising Insurance Star Executive (RISE) is an industry group founded to help bridge the talent gap by recognizing and advancing the best young talent in the insurance industry.

“There is nothing more impactful to building the talent pipeline for the insurance industry than our internships,” read an announcement of the annual list from RISE. “Companies can test drive talent, learn from fresh perspectives, expose young professionals to their brand, foster leadership in current employees and the list goes on.”

To learn more about ERIE’s Future Focus internship program, visit