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A Successful Internship Swap: Rathbun Insurance Hosts Accident Fund Interns

At Rathbun Insurance, we believe in the power of internships and their role in shaping the future of the insurance industry. Yesterday, we had the privilege of hosting four interns from Accident Fund in an effort to shine a light on the many career opportunities in an independent insurance agency. In return Rathbun Insurance intern, Miguel Solis, spent a day the previous week over at Accident Fund to gain insights into the insurance industry from the workers' compensation carrier side. Even more exciting is how much this experience positively impacted everyone involved, further highlighting the importance of intern programs for both companies and existing staff.

We believe that Interns are more than just temporary additions to a workforce. They represent the future of our industry and provide a fresh perspective on our operations. By welcoming interns, we have the opportunity to shape their understanding of the insurance industry, showcase its diverse opportunities, and inspire them to pursue a rewarding career in this field. Interns bring enthusiasm, innovative ideas, and a willingness to learn, which invigorates existing staff and encourages professional growth.

The entire Rathbun staff participated in making their visit engaging and informative. The Accident Fund interns kicked off the day with Rathbun Insurance owner, Ben Rathbun learning about Rathbun Insurance History and the difference between an Independent Insurance Agency and a Captive Insurance Agency. They participated in an interactive session on Business Operations 101, shedding light on the various functions that keep our business running smoothly.  They shadowed an account manager and were able to witness the day-to-day responsibilities firsthand. Following an all staff lunch, Rathbun Insurance owner, David Finkbeiner, introduced the interns to the world of insurance sales, emphasizing the importance seeking to understand the insureds needs, of product knowledge, risk analysis, and understanding insurance gaps and endorsements. The day concluded with a session on community engagement and professional development, sharing insights into how Rathbun Insurance actively participates in community initiatives and encourages employees to grow professionally.

We are honored to have hosted the Accident Fund interns as it was a valuable experience for Rathbun Insurance and our team. By providing them with an immersive day filled with learning opportunities, job shadowing, and interactions with our staff, we hoped to inspire these young individuals to pursue a rewarding career in the insurance industry. We believe that as industry professionals, we have a responsibility to guide and mentor the next generation, opening their eyes to the countless possibilities in our field.

We extend our sincere gratitude to the Accident Fund team for their willingness to swap interns. Together, we can cultivate a bright future for the insurance industry and continue to support the growth and development of young professionals.