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Program Description:

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Pacific Life's full-time Summer Actuarial Internship Program is an excellent way to jumpstart your career. As an intern, you work with dynamic teams on a variety of meaningful projects and receive a thorough introduction to a career as an Actuary. This competitively compensated and exciting opportunity runs from June to August at the beautiful Newport Beach and Aliso Viejo offices.

Training: You receive on-the-job training with programs such as MS Excel, MS Access and other actuarial modeling software packages.

Mentors: You are assigned peer and executive mentors who help with the transition into a corporate environment and give career advice.

Workshops & Presentations:
You attend workshops on actuarial exam preparation, business etiquette and presentation skills. In addition, interns attend presentations by the Appointed Actuary and other key actuaries from:

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Retirement Solutions Division
  • Life Insurance Division
  • Pacific Life Reinsurance
  • Portfolio Management

You also attend a Q&A session with Pacific Life's Chairman & CEO, Jim Morris, who also started out as an actuarial intern!

Rotational Learning:
  Along with department specific assignments, you have the opportunity to learn about different actuarial positions at Pacific Life through rotations with other interns.

Intern Group Project: You will be assigned a summer group project to present at the end of summer to the CEO, along with a selection of key employees.

Internship Openings:

Pacific Life typically offers Actuarial Internships in the following areas:

Enterprise Risk Management

Life Insurance

  • Modeling
  • Product Design
  • Tax
  • Valuation

Retirement Solutions Division

  • Product Design
  • Risk Management
  • Valuation


  • Students pursuing degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or Actuarial Science
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (experience with MS Excel, MS Access, VBA, or C++ would be useful)
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Completion of at least one Actuarial Exam

How to apply:
Apply online anytime in October (Apply to the "Actuarial Intern" position). Final interviews will occur in early November. Offers will be extended in mid-November.

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“On my first day, I was already working on an important project and learning to use tools I'd never seen before. I really feel like part of the team!"
– Mike L., 2012 Intern

Click Here to see what former Actuarial Interns have to say about their experience


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