Are you a problem solver?

Do you like to help others?

Do you want to make an impact?

If so, a career in risk management and insurance might be perfect for you!

We have developed a 20-hour online certificate program that will give you the foundation for a successful paid internship (plus housing) with premier firms in an industry that protects individuals and businesses from the effects of risks like cyber attacks, natural catastrophes, and supply chain disruptions.

The entire program is funded by our industry partners – who have guaranteed internships and executive mentoring to students that successfully complete the certificate program. Plus, the top 2 certificate graduates will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to London to experience international insurance markets.

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Program Sequence


Fall Junior YearApply for certificate and internship program
Spring Junior Year10-week certificate program curriculum
2 hours per week - 1 hour on-demand content & 1 hour live virtually with industry experts
1-day in-person professional development and internship interviews
Attend the Ole Miss Insurance Symposium (mid-March)
Networking and professional development
Site visits with internship employers
Summer Junior YearPaid internship (plus housing and travel)
Fall Senior YearOpportunity to recruit and mentor new certificate students
Summer Senior YearTop-2 students attend all-expenses paid trip to London - the world's oldest insurance market


To be eligible for acceptance into the Center for Insurance Transformation’s certificate and internship program, you must:

  1. Be a junior, or a rising junior, attending Alcorn State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, or Tougaloo College. 
  2. Have an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance industry.
  3. Be motivated, hardworking, and have a passion for helping others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost me to earn the certificate?

The value of the certificate program (including costs for on-campus events) is $2,000, BUT the cost to accepted students is $0. The entire cost is covered by insurance industry partners. During the summer of your Junior year, you’ll receive a guaranteed internship (including executive-level mentorship) with one of our industry partners.

What do I do after completing the certificate?

Summer of junior year – guaranteed internship (including executive-level mentorship) with one of our industry partners

Senior year – interview for full-time positions, mentor new certificate program participants, and build your network.

What impact will I be able to make?

Help businesses and individuals take risks and recover from losses. Put lives back together after catastrophes. Give back to your community through employer-sponsored service and donations. Transform the lives of your family and community.

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