Information Technology Internship – Securian – Summer 2014 – St. Paul

Job Title:  Information Technology Internship

Job ID: 13509

Location: St Paul, MN

Full/Part Time:  Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Department: Information Technology

This position is part of our college intern program. Internships are typically 12 weeks during the summer months. This internship is available for four-year college students the summer before their graduation date.

Please note: We will only be pursuing candidates who are currently authorized to work in the United States. We will not be pursuing candidates where Visa sponsorship is needed.

What you would do in this job:

As an Information Technology intern, you will receive valuable practical work experience in our state-of-the-art Information Services department and an overview of home office operations. Interns will participate in various portions of our full-time Programmer Analyst training, depending on the anticipated project work the intern will be involved with on their team. Components of the training program may include: program design, coding conventions, testing and debugging, and software tools and techniques. Upon successful completion of training, interns will work with applications development teams of four to eight associates providing support for numerous systems development activities, including both the mainframe and/or PC environment.
Projects vary each summer because they are real world experiences. They are not simulated projects, but projects that have relevance to immediate business needs of the company. Successful interns from this program get first consideration for full-time Information Services positions.
What we’d expect from you:

Four-year degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Business Administration with MIS emphasis, Economics, Engineering or the Physical Sciences.
Strong analytical and design skills, creative problem-solving skills and high attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with clients.
Ability to take the initiative, have strong sense of urgency and willing to accept a wide range of responsibilities.

What you could expect from us:

Appreciating diversity and the unique contributions of each associate, Securian fosters a workplace where people can develop and reach their potential. The Company offers opportunities for long-term career growth in a wide range of fields.
We encourage associates to prepare for future responsibilities and career success by pursuing professional and educational opportunities, and offer an extensive on-campus curriculum of industry programs and customized courses through our Training and Development department.

Providing a family-friendly workplace, we encourage associates to maintain a balance between work and personal activities, and offer a variety of life balance programs and benefits. We understand there’s more to life than work.

We also contribute to the health and vitality of the communities where we live and work through our tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy.

The advantages we offer – opportunities for advancement, a positive and flexible work environment, a comprehensive and valuable benefits package, and a commitment to our community – result in an excellent associate retention level.

Physical job requirements:

– Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
– Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for approximately 1-4 hours per day
– Ability to utilize telephone for approximately 1-4 hours per day
The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal employment opportunity:

Securian Financial Group, Inc. considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or sexual orientation. All applicants will be considered solely on the basis of their qualifications.

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