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 Marketing, Business, Law, Allied Health/Applied Sciences (particularly Psychology), and IT.

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.

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Our internship program has been recognised as amongst Australia’s best, including being named in the AAGE Top Intern Programs 2016  and 2017, and winning Gold at the 2016 LearnX awards for Best Learning Project – Induction. Gallagher Bassett was also awarded Youth Development Employer of the Year in the 2016 Australian Insurance Industry Awards!

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 claims 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.

2018 Internship Vacancies

Our 2018 program has concluded. Applications for our 2019 program will open in July. Peruse below for a description of previous intern positions on offer across Australia and New Zealand.

 Location Role Brief Description of Role
NT – Darwin Self Insurance Claims 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 or health sciences, who has a passion for helping others.

QLD – Brisbane Liability Claims or Accounts Management 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.

Perfect for: someone wanting to put their law or business studies to good use in a corporate environment, with a dynamic and busy team.

QLD – Brisbane IT Our Information Technology Infrastructure team support the business with desktop, server, storage, communication, security and application services.

Perfect for: someone with a career interest in the technical aspects of systems, networks or security, who enjoys working with a team and creating great business outcomes.

QLD – Brisbane Marketing A new role focused on customer experience marketing, within a creative and dynamic national team.

Perfect for: someone passionate about improving the customer experience.

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, intern roles might fill a case manager role supporting injured workers, a role supporting our corporate counsel team, or a role providing data analysis and performance support for our claims staff.

Perfect for: someone studying psychology, health sciences, law or actuarial studies.

VIC – Melbourne Self-Insurance Claims 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 or health sciences, who has a passion for helping others.

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.

Perfect for: someone studying psychology, with life experience behind them, and a strong customer focus.

NZ – Auckland Marketing Supporting our recent New Zealand growth, this role will work with our Australian and NZ marketing and communications team, and gain exposure to all marketing functions.

Perfect for: someone wanting generalist marketing experience, who has an interest in design, events and supporting the sales process.

So, if you are studying one of the following degrees, and are interested in exploring a career in the insurance industry, we’d love you to consider applying.

  • Psychology
  • Applied Science/Social Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Laws
  • Business/Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics/Actuarial Studies

Please note, candidates must be:

  • an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • scheduled to complete their degree in mid-2018 or end-2018
  • 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.

Please ensure you have read the relevant position description before applying.

If you have any questions about our award-winning Internship Program, or the application process, please email

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
  • 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? No, not yet. Stay tuned in future years.
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 employer with a strong culture, and our internship program is recognised as one of the best 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