2023 RISE Internship award

Grinnell Mutual internship program honored

For the fourth year in a row, Grinnell Mutual has been named by Rising Insurance Star Executives (RISE) to its “Elite 50” list of the top places to intern in the insurance industry.

RISE created its “Elite 50” designation to provide young insurance professionals with a reliable guide to companies where they can build experience and form relationships with industry mentors and peers.

“We are honored to receive this award for the fourth time,” said Jeff Vogts, Grinnell Mutual’s vice president of Talent Development. “Over the last seven years we have focused on our company culture and taken active steps to be an employer of choice within the financial industry. Our internship program is designed to show students the variety of insurance careers that exist and provide the best possible training and mentorship. Grinnell Mutual is a company that is committed to talent and to growing future leaders.”

To make RISE’s “Elite 50” list, companies must receive high marks in 12 categories: 

  • Excellent Compensation & Benefits
  • Best Quality of Life
  • Superior Networking Opportunities
  • Highly Rated Training
  • Best Intern-led Projects
  • Superior Overall Career Development
  • Most Real-life Experience
  • High-quality Assignments
  • Most Dynamic Rotational Program
  • Excellent Personal Development
  • Top-rated Mentorship Experience
  • Most Comprehensive Program