Learn from top subject matter experts while developing your technical skills and soft skills during an internship at IBHS. Work alongside us in our state-of-the-art lab to help build stronger, safer buildings and more disaster-resistant communities.

Internship FAQ

When are internships offered?

IBHS offers part-time internships year-round for students during spring, summer, and fall semesters

Are IBHS internships paid?

Yes! All IBHS interns are paid based on years of experience

Who can apply to be an intern at IBHS?

IBHS accepts applications for interns from all applicable backgrounds. Applicants must be enrolled in a technical, college, or university program. Applicable backgrounds include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Statistics
  • Trade/Construction

What will I get out of an internship at IBHS?

A lot! Interns enhance their technical skills as well as their soft skills. Interns will work closely with engineers and scientists to develop custom instrumentation and electrical solutions, construct buildings and/or test samples of building systems and run lab equipment to conduct scientific research which will lead to stronger, safer buildings that are more disaster-resistant.

What projects do interns work on?

Interns work on a variety of projects across our perils – wind, wind-driven rain, hail, and wildfire – depending on current research.

Successful candidates will:

  • Be interested in working with and developing state-of-the-art technology in a one-of-a-kind laboratory
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Be willing to learn new technologies
  • Be excellent problem solvers, both individually and as part of a team
  • Be good communicators, with excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Strive for the highest quality of work, following precise instructions
  • Excel in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment

“I think working for you guys (IBHS) helped more then I realized because I had to dive into a new industry along with using chemistry a different way than the typical course work in school. I am grateful for everything you and everyone at IBHS did to help me learn and grow!” – Macey, Spring 2017

Convinced that the continuing cycle of human suffering that strikes families and communities in the wake of severe weather can be broken, IBHS is a team of scientists and risk communicators who deliver strategies to build safer and stronger homes and businesses. IBHS’s real-world impact enables the insurance industry and affected property owners to prevent avoidable losses.

IBHS is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported solely by property and casualty insurers and reinsurers that conduct business in the U.S. or reinsure risks located in the U.S.

“It has been such a great experience to me. I really appreciate your help and support. I hope to have mangers like you in all my career.” – Fuad, Fall 2018

Core Values

The IBHS Core Values describe the essence of the IBHS team that allows the pursuits outlined in our Disaster Safety Strategy to flourish.

Integrity

Consistent, dependable, reliable, and accountable. Demonstrates teamwork. Completes work in a safe and efficient manner.

Credibility

Honest, believable, trustworthy, accurate, and knowledgeable. Sets reasonable deadlines and meets them. Has a reputation for being dependable and trustworthy.

Professional Excellence

Knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful. Personally respected for quality work and capable of coaching others to appreciate and achieve quality. Respects others and is respected by colleagues.

Real-World Impact

Transformative, actionable, meaningful, passionate, and influential. Actively participates in making IBHS a better place to work by suggesting things that improve safety and work flow. Demonstrates an understanding that the work we do will have long lasting impact in building safer, stronger communities.

501(C) Focus

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific research and communications organization supported solely by property insurers and reinsurers. IBHS’s building safety research leads to real-world solutions for home and business owners, helping to create more resilient communities.