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RMI Mentorship Program

The Atlanta RIMS Chapter and the Georgia CPCU Chapter are working cooperatively with representatives from the University of Georgia and Georgia State University to create a dynamic new mentor program. Last year was the ninth year for this program and the feedback from both industry and student participants was very favorable. We are now ready to accept our 10th class of mentors and mentees.

The program’s stated objective is:

“to prepare risk management students to become future business leaders by linking them with senior risk management and insurance mentors who have taken that path and are committed to sharing with the next generation.”

So, if you would like to learn more about the profession from an experienced industry professional, you are well suited as a mentee for this program.

Need more information concerning expectations and time commitments? Review the RMI Mentorship Program Guidelines »

This seventh mentorship class will be limited to between 20 and 30 student participants. We anticipate expanding the program in the future so all interested students can participate.


RMI Internship Program

The University of Georgia’s Risk Management and Insurance program offers students the chance to simultaneously earn money, obtain experience, gain crucial practical knowledge that cannot be learned through coursework, and earn credit toward a degree. Intern sponsors often find the students to be real assets and some even offer them full-time positions upon graduation. Both small and large corporations all over the United States have participated in the program. (Employers wishing to provide an internship please visit the Internship Placement page.)

Students interested in an internship should read the information below very carefully.

Internship Guidelines

In order to qualify for an internship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Risk Management and Insurance major with at least 60 earned hours prior to the term in which you will be working and enrolled for internship credit.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  • Have successfully completed RMIN 4000 with a grade of C or better.

For an internship to qualify, it must provide:

  • Relevant work experience in your area of study.
  • Compensation of at least $8.00/hour.
  • At least 150 hours of work for 3 hours credit and at least 300 hours of work for 6 hours credit.

Obtaining an internship

You should make every effort to find your own position at the beginning of the semester before you wish to intern for credit. Internship opportunity information sent to the department will be posted to the RMININFO listserv. ALL students are strongly encouraged to register with DAWGlink in order have access to employment information provided through the Career Center. If you take a job through a lead generated by the department (including those listed on DAWGlink), you must register for course credit.

After obtaining an internship, you must:

  • Complete the online Job Confirmation Form.
  • Register for RMIN 4800. Please allow at least 3 working days after you submit your job confirmation form for registration eligibility. You will receive an email from your academic advisor as soon as you are cleared to register for RMIN 4800. You may enroll for either 3 or 6 hours credit. You must work at least 150 hours for 3 hours credit and at least 300 hours for 6 hours credit. As with any course in which you receive academic credit, you will need to pay tuition for these hours.

Internship Coursework Requirements

(due after completing your internship)

For specific information on the internship requirements, please refer to the course syllabus. The information provided below is for reference purposes only.

  • Photograph of you with your employer’s sign
  • One page summary
  • Journal of daily activities
  • Paper analyzing your employer and your activities during your internship
  • Supervisor evaluation - The department will request this information from your supervisor upon completion of your internship.

Deadlines

  • If you are scheduled to graduate at the end of the semester in which you are enrolled in your internship, all materials must be submitted to the Department Office in 206 Brooks Hall no later than 5:00 pm on the last day of classes for that semester.
  • If you are not scheduled to graduate and you do not need a grade reported for any other reason by the end of the semester in which you are enrolled in your internship, all materials must be submitted to the Department Office, 206 Brooks Hall, no later than 5:00 pm on the midpoint of the semester after the one in which you are enrolled in RMIN 4800. Spring interns must have their materials in to the department by the mid-point of the Summer Thru Session. You will receive a grade of incomplete (I) until all of your materials are received and graded. All pertinent dates can be found on the academic calendar.

Job Confirmation

for RMIN/REAL 4800

Please submit this form only after you have accepted your job. If your job is approved, you will be put on the access list for the appropriate class so that you can register on OASIS. Under most circumstances, you should allow at least three working days for job approval and access.

Please do not submit incomplete forms.

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Spam Check

By submitting this form you understand the minimum requirements are:

  1. $8.00/hour
  2. 300 hours worked for 6 hours credit; 150 hours worked for 3 hours credit.

Failure to comply with either of these may result in a lower grade and/or credit hour reduction.


Apply for Scholarships

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Selected Courses Completed With Grade Made

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Courses Currently Enrolled In (use a different box for each class)

Internships and Work Experience (please list a maximum of three different internships or jobs for this section—use a different box for each position)

University Activities, Honors and Organizations (please list a maximum of three activities for this section—use a different box for each activity)

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I have read the rules below. By submitting this application, I am accepting the rules as stated.

  1. You must be a member of the University of Georgia Insurance Society to receive a scholarship.
  2. Scholarship awards generally range from $50 to $500 per winner per semester. To be eligible for an award of $250 or more, you must either be a member of Gamma Iota Sigma or apply for membership prior to the scholarship application deadline date. All scholarship awards are subject to final approval by the office of Student Financial Aid before checks are drawn. All scholarship recipients must attend the Insurance Society's business meeting in order to receive the scholarship money. The time and date will be posted and announced prior to the meeting.

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Undergraduate Student Services

For information related to networking and recruitment. The Office of Undergraduate Student Services in Terry College can tell you all about alumni panels, Employer of the Day, Terry Talks, New Student Welcome, mentorships, and many other opportunities to connect you with recruiters and alumni.

UGA Career Center

For information related to résumés and interviewing. The UGA Career Center is your best resource for résumé writing tips, career fairs, business etiquette advice, mock interviews, and countless other opportunities for professional development.