Gallagher Bassett Internship Program

Are you ready for an exciting career in the insurance industry?

About the Internship

Each year, we look for individuals who are motivated to succeed and interested in a possible career in the insurance industry. Internship positions are on offer in the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand across a variety of study areas, including Business Management/Analysis, Law, Allied Health/Applied Sciences (particularly Psychology), and Finance.

What’s included?

  • six-weeks paid work experience over summer
  • a three-day orientation in our Brisbane corporate head office, with flights and accommodation provided for interstate interns
  • the opportunity to apply your knowledge to challenging, meaningful work
  • one-on-one mentoring
  • relevant training and development
  • a pathway to possible employment opportunities post-graduation.

In 2018, Gallagher Bassett was ranked as the NUMBER ONE Internship Program in Australia! This follows our 8th placing in 2016 and 2nd placing in 2017. Gallagher Bassett was also awarded Youth Development Employer of the Year in the 2016 Australian Insurance Industry Awards! Our interns love their experience at GB.

Why Choose a Career at GB?

Professional learning and personal development are cornerstones of our business. We strive to provide the right opportunities, challenges and pathways for individuals to shine.

By participating in our intern program, you will work alongside a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, receiving the necessary support and guidance along the way. You will also experience many aspects of the insurance industry, and have a unique opportunity to understand if a career with GB is right for you.

To learn more about our GB culture, and a career at GB, visit our Careers page.

2019 Internship Vacancies

Applications for our 2019 program are now closed. Peruse below for a list of roles previously on offer in our program.

 Location Role Brief Description of Role
NT – Darwin Self Insurance Claims Make a positive difference on people’s lives!

Our self-insurance claims teams work closely with our clients (employers). This partnership helps employers reduce their insurance costs, and improve their business performance and safety record, whilst also supporting the return to work process directly.

Perfect for: someone studying psychology, health sciences or applied social science, who has a passion for helping others.

QLD – Brisbane Liability Claims or Account Management Put your business or law studies to use in a corporate environment, delivering great outcomes and supporting clients.

Depending on your current area of study and career interests, this intern role may sit with our liability claims team, or support the business in an accounts management role. Our liability team support customers through the claims process, handling and negotiating settlement of travel and liability claims, and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders. Our Accounts Management team is the face of the business for our clients, and look after contract negotiations and renewals, performance reviews and continuous improvement on client services.

Perfect for: someone studying law or business, who is a good communicator with a great work ethic.

QLD – Brisbane Finance and Accounting Utilise your professional skills, and deliver practical solutions within this unique and complex industry. In this intern role, you will be exposed to many facets of our finance, commercial management and accounting functions.

Perfect for: someone studying accounting who wants to become a commercially-minded business professional within a global Fortune 500 company.

VIC – Melbourne Workers’ Compensation Claims Our Workers’ Compensation teams are responsible for helping people through a very difficult time.

Depending on the student’s current area of study and career interests, there are several intern roles available in 2019:

  • Opportunities working alongside our Workers’ Compensation team on some of GB’s largest clients, supporting injured workers, reviewing our relationship with intermediaries, and recommending service and cost improvements.
  • A project-focused role with our Impairment Benefits team, reviewing impairment claims and the complexity of injuries versus resolution timeframes. This particular role will be exposed to solicitors, medical panel, conciliation, trend analysis and workflow management, and involve providing recommendations back to the business.

Perfect for: someone studying psychology, business management, law or health sciences who would like to be in a role that makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

VIC – Melbourne OR SA – Adelaide Analyst Help drive business growth in this project-focused role.

Further details tbc

Perfect for: someone studying Engineering or Commerce who has a passion for data and trend analysis.

VIC – Melbourne Sales & Accounts Put your excellent communication and relationship management skills to use, and support our team to win new business and enhance our relationships with existing clients.

Perfect for: someone studying business or commerce with an interest in business development and a passion to support a company’s growth.

SA – Adelaide Return to Work Specialist Our Return to Work Specialist team is out on the road, meeting with injured workers, employers and treating health practitioners across the state, and supporting the return to work process in a very active way.

This intern role will gain an understanding of this important role, as well as the other roles and processes that contribute to a successful return to work outcome.

Perfect for: a confident and mature individual studying in a health-related field (allied health, psychology, health sciences, O/T, nursing, physio), and a strong customer focus.

NZ – Auckland Risk/Compliance The insurance industry is a dynamic and highly-regulated environment, so managing risk and compliance is a critical area of our business.

This intern role will include data analysis, audit reviews, process improvements and risk reporting.

Perfect for: someone studying law, business or accounting who has a passion for data analysis and compliance, and good data management skills.

If you are studying one of the following degrees, and are interested in exploring a career in the insurance industry, we’d love for you to consider applying for a future internship position. Information will be posted here and on various university CareerHub portals during each application period.

  • Psychology
  • Allied Health/Applied Science/Social Sciences
  • Information Technology (select years only)
  • Law
  • Business Management/Commerce/Business Analytics
  • Commerce/Accounting
  • Marketing (select years only)
  • Mathematics/Actuarial Studies (select years only)
  • Engineering (select years only)
  • Human Resource Management (select years only)

Please note, candidates must be:

  • an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • scheduled to complete their degree in the specified period
  • currently enrolled to study in one of the specified areas above.

How to Apply

Vacancies are advertised on CareerHub (select universities only) and on our GB Careers page during each application period. Applications for our 2019 Internship Program are currently closed.

Internship Program FAQs

Question Answer
How many positions are being offered this year? Each year, we seek approximately 12 talented and motivated students, across our Australian and New Zealand offices.
What study areas are you interested in? Although this can change from year to year, we are generally interested in students studying applied science (particularly psychology), health sciences, information technology, law, business, marketing or mathematics.

Successful candidates will be placed in a role suited to their studies and career interests, as discussed during the selection process.

Do you accept applications from graduates? No. Our internship program is for students who have not yet completed their studies.

Graduates can search current job vacancies on can search current job vacancies on our GB Careers page.

Is the internship a paid position? Yes. Interns will sign a casual contract with Gallagher Bassett and be paid for the six-week program.
What is the key selection criteria for an internship? You must be:

  • an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • domestic students only
  • scheduled to complete your degree 6-12 months after the internship program
  • enrolled to study in one of the specified areas
What other criteria should I be aware of? A key component of our selection process is cultural fit. We want to know that students entering our organisation will feel right at home with our company values. For all other selection criteria, please refer to the relevant job advert and position description available on CareerHub (select universities only) or on our GB Careers page.
Do you accept post-graduate or mature-age students? We absolutely encourage post-graduate or mature-age students to apply. If you are studying a relevant degree, and are due to completed your studies in the required timeframe, please visit CareerHub (select universities only) or our GB Careers page.
How do I apply for this year’s internship? Apply via your university’s CareerHub portal (select universities only), or directly via our GB Careers page.

During the online application process, you will be asked to upload your resume .

If I am short-listed for an internship, what can I expect during the selection process? All short-listed applicants will be ask to conduct psychometric testing prior to being selected for the interview stage.

Interviews will be conducted during August at a local GB office.

When will intern offers be made? Offers are expected to be finalised by mid-September each year.
What is life like as an intern at GB? Each intern receives an individualised development program, and participates in a variety of activities including role shadowing, project work, and performing the specific duties of the role.

Aside from the regular coaching and support from your manager and team, and ongoing interaction with the wider intern group, you will also be assigned a mentor to ensure you get the best possible experience.

Do you have a formal graduate program at GB? We are in the process of developing a graduate program. Stay tuned for information about roles, launch dates and program structure.
Will there be ongoing opportunities for employment after the 6-week internship period is complete? We will certainly consider ongoing employment opportunities for interns that demonstrate passion and aptitude, and a dedication to a career in the insurance industry throughout the program.
Why should I apply? We are a highly-respected and ethical global company with a strong culture, and our internship program has been ranked as NUMBER ONE in Australia!

Within a friendly and supportive environment, interns will complete challenging work to support their studies, and have the chance to explore the range of exciting career opportunities in the insurance industry.

For information about our Internship Program, please email