Are you resilient, patient, empathetic, diplomatic and persuasive? Are you data-driven or enjoy communicating numbers-heavy material?
Imagine a career:
Where you deliver meaningful solutions for major organizations and improve the lives of their employees
With the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people in professional services
That teaches you new technical skills for a better understanding of business
Opportunities Await You
Mercer offers many exciting and fruitful internship and entry-level positions as actuarial and HR consulting analysts.
We are looking for those who are passionate about making a difference in the health, wealth and careers of thousands of people. If you’re a problem solver, team player, strong communicator and keen observer, we encourage you to explore opportunities at Mercer.
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Get A Better Understanding of the Roles:
Jumpstart your career by engaging with industry experts on innovative projects. You will have the experience of a full-time analyst role and gain valuable insights into the world of professional services. Mercer offers internships in Employee Health & Benefits, Government Human Services Consulting, Retirement Consulting, Talent Consulting and Mercer Marketplace. All majors are welcome to apply.
After completing at least one exam, begin your career working with the leading Human Capital Consulting Firm as an entry-level actuarial analyst. Early in their careers, actuarial analysts will have a high level of responsibility with exposure to clients. You will work closely with senior consultants to design, finance, price, and administer client companies’ health and welfare programs.
Mercer supports its actuaries through our Actuarial Study Program. We provide support through paid study and exam time, monetary reimbursement for materials and tests, and internal guidance and study resources. Candidates with valid receipts may be reimbursed for study materials and exam fees after their official start date at Mercer.
As a consulting analyst, you will help collect, analyze and interpret data for client reports. You’ll also write and structure client communications, including proposals, reports, spreadsheets and presentations. With a solid practical and analytical foundation of the industry, you will strengthen your future career path.
Employee Health & Benefits analysts work with employer health plans. Mercer Marketplace analysts handle exchange products and build out customized services. Talent analysts have a dual understanding of finance and human behavior. Investment analysts work on accounting and math-based projects.
As an associate, you will interpret and draw meaningful conclusions from research and analysis on industry and organization-specific issues. You will evaluate clients’ strategic business objectives and their implications for rewards, leadership, organization performance and other HR policies.
Associates are targeted to students graduating from an MBA or master’s program in the current academic year. Candidates should have three to five years of relevant business experience. Currently, we offer Summer Associate and full-time Associate positions with our Talent business.
What to Expect from a Career at Mercer
At Mercer, you will make an impact doing meaningful work. We have mentorship programs and care about our employees and their career trajectory.
We highly value diversity and work to foster understanding, inclusion and innovation in the workplace. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are made up of colleagues with a common identity who receive recognition and support by the company. Members gain professional development and leadership opportunities that also help Mercer achieve its strategic business imperatives.
Volunteering and caring for our communities is also a chief component of our workplace culture. Find out about the many ways that Mercer colleagues give back, from our global Mercer Cares program to the paid day off Mercer gives to each colleague every year for volunteering.
Kaitlyn Tinsley, '15 Actuarial Intern for Employee Health & Benefits
"The best part about my internship was that I did real work. I was doing real analysis and it gave me great insight into what I would be doing as a full-time employee at Mercer. I chose to return to Mercer because this is a company that truly cares about their employees. "
Jake Casado, Florida State University, '15 Actuarial Analyst in Health and Benefits
"What I enjoy most about working at Mercer is the people. In addition, Mercer genuinely cares about your career goals and they will provide their employees with the tools to get them in the right place. Management has been very supportive in advancing my career."
Mackenzie Mansour, The Ohio State University, '15 Senior Defined Benefits Analyst for Retirement
"I enjoy the dynamics of my work—every day I’m working on different projects and learning something new. Mercer is truly an innovative company with a leading edge in its industry. It’s exciting to think of the growth Mercer will continue to have and that I’ll be a part of it."
Madison Surdyke, University of Florida, '15 Actuarial Analyst for Government Human Service Consulting
"Mercer has given me a say in where my career goes and I really can choose the direction in which I want to head. I’ve been heading more into project management, even though that’s not in my job description, and Mercer is allowing me to continue developing those skills."
Are you set to graduate in the next academic year? If so, jumpstart your career at Mercer through our Summer Internship Program!
To be eligible for consideration in our internship programs, candidates must be authorized to work in the US. Please note that at this time, the company does not intend to offer this program under OPT or CPT or to sponsor work visas with respect to these positions.
Mercer pre-analyst internships are offered to students the summer prior to their senior year, though select opportunities exist for rising juniors. Qualification criteria may vary with the role, but generally includes:
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Major in actuarial science, math, finance, statistics, economics, business, public health, organizational studies, risk management and insurance, health policy or a related field or analytically focused liberal arts
Superior analytical and mathematical skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Availability to work 10-12 weeks during the summer
Meet us: Not sure where to find us? Check out our campus map or ask someone at your career center. We encourage you to attend our events, meet our people, and gain a better understanding of what it is like to work at Mercer.
Job Search: Search for open positions on our website and at your career center.
Apply: Submit your application in line with campus recruiting policies. Your school may require you to submit an application through your career center in addition to our website, especially if we are hosting interviews at your school.
Resume Review: Once we receive your application, we’ll review your resume and qualifications. If they match up to the position’s requirements, we’ll invite you to an interview.
Interview: If you’re selected for an interview, we’ll set up time for a one-on-one interview on campus or via HireVue, which is similar to Skype. If you are selected to proceed past the first interview, you’ll have three to five one-on-one behavioral interviews.
Offer: We will call to let you know if you are receiving an offer, followed by a confirmation email. Decision deadlines vary depending on the time of year and your school’s recruiting policy.
Stay in Touch: If you accept our offer, you’ll hear from us from time to time before your start date. If you have questions, you can contact your campus recruiter anytime.
If you’re applying for an internship in our Talent line of business, you may also be asked to take tests that incorporate case studies and quantitative analysis.