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Actuarial Intern

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Sydney, AU

Company: SCOR


Sydney Australia (AU) 


Actuarial Intern 





          About SCOR         

SCOR is the 4th largest Reinsurance Company worldwide, following a profit-driven underwriting policy and practising selectively across all branches of reinsurance. Our specialist teams operate in over 120 countries, developing value added and innovative products and services and making long-term commitments to their clients, namely insurers and large corporations.
The Group’s strategy is based on a development model driven by three entities: SCOR Global P&C (Property and Casualty reinsurance), SCOR Global Life (Life reinsurance), and SCOR Global Investments (asset management).



This internship is for a 3 months period between November 2019 & February 2020.



The Australian Branch in Sydney is responsible for underwriting and pricing of Non-Life reinsurance contracts for our clients in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. We provide underwriting and actuarial services to our clients.


Internship Description:

This internship in the Australian Branch will give you the opportunity to be involved across various aspects of the business and you will be involved in various internal projects with a focus on data collection, market research and analysis. At Scor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your applied analytical skills in a global and professional environment
  • receive training in technical and professional skills
  • work independently as well as in a team
  • get involved in projects and have contact with clients from the beginning of your career


Key duties and responsibilities

The Intern will have the opportunity to work with both underwriters and actuaries at SCOR Global P&C and will support the following activities and projects:

  • Support the 1/1 reinsurance treaty renewal (actuarial pricing and underwriting analysis)
  • Support the local branch in portfolio management and monitoring
  • Catastrophe modelling projects: support the validation of new vendor models and the development of our own models
  • Independent projects:
      • Market studies with a focus on New Zealand and Pacific Islands
      • Compensation schemes matrix with PML study
      • Support on worldwide strategic initiatives
      • Collect, analyse and disseminate industry statistics for various classes of business (including research on incidents and large claims)
      • Establish and analyse risk and event accumulation scenarios across various lines of business
      • Benchmarking of internal experience and exposure curves across various markets
      • Property & Casualty event scenariosmarket


Required experience & competencies



  • Previous working experience or internship in a similar environment is not required but will be advantageous
  • Strong mathematical and analytic skills
  • Previous work on similar analytical university/work projects
  • Experience in research


Personal Competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Motivated and optimistic
  • Creative and dynamic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player


Digital Competencies:

  • Microsoft Office


Required Education

  • Students in their penultimate year currently studying an actuarial science or related degree

with a GPA of 3.0 or higher