2024 Group Benefits Sales (GBS) Summer Internship Program

Date Posted: Sep 10, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

About The Role

As a GBS Intern, you will complete a 8-week sales training program which includes a combination of structured classroom and on-the-job learning with a focus on building an understanding of the employee benefits industry, MetLife’s group benefits and professional selling skills. Successful completion of the program will prepare you to apply for a full-time position with MetLife’s Sales Academy.


LOCATIONS: Irvine (CA), Charlotte (NC), Philadelphia (PA), New York (NY), Houston (TX), Detroit (MI), Minneapolis (MN)


This is Your Opportunity To

  • Assist business units by performing various assigned duties that are intended to provide experience and build sales skills for future development
  • Get an insider view of career potential within a high performing culture
  • Strengthen your business acumen & develop sales skills
  • Develop personally and professionally with a customized intern curriculum
  • Build a network of peers and mentors in a business to business sales environment
  • Gain exposure to products and services within Group Benefits
  • Participate in social activities and networking events
  • Perform duties supporting the sales organization as assigned or required
  • Interview for a full-time position in our Sales Academy upon completion of the program


Required Qualifications

  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills and leadership qualities
  • Motivated team player with sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to lead and influence
  • High school diploma
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program with an accredited college or university.  Preferably a rising senior.


About MetLife

A trusted name in the insurance industry, MetLife is dedicated to helping companies be there for their employees in good times and bad. Using finely tuned critical thinking, creative, and interpersonal skills, you’ll become part of the benefits solution in modern America. As we grow, we’re dedicated to building a diverse and talented team of sales professionals to support
our Regional Markets—so you can help us improve the lives of even more people in the years to come.


If this all sounds like you, we think you’d be a great fit for our team. But to help you decide if MetLife is the right fit for you, here’s a little more information about what it’s like to work here.


Our Commitments

When we say we are purpose-driven, we mean it. We’re committed to supporting the community, protecting the environment,
and building a workplace where people from all backgrounds can shine:


  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index: Recognized for our commitment to gender equality and representation in leadership five years running
  • Human Rights Campaign: Recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for 16 consecutive years
  • National Association for Female Executives: Recognized as a Top Company for Executive Women
  • Coronavirus support and relief: Dedicated more than $250 million as of May 2020
  • Sustainability: Implemented company-wide policies to achieve carbon neutrality, decrease energy consumption, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions


Our Promise to You

As a provider of employee benefits, we know how important it is to feel taken care of by your employer. That sense of support is the foundation of great work—because when you don’t have to worry, you can bring your best self to every task. That’s why we’re dedicated to doing what’s right by our people, including:

  • Employee resource groups to support your career growth and help you build your workplace community, including the Global Women’s Initiative; Global Multicultural Professionals; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Associates, and Allies at MetLife (GLAM); Veteran’s Initiative; People with Different Abilities Initiative—and more
  • Training and development opportunities during and after the program to help you expand your skillset and advance your career in whatever direction feels right


Nearest Major Market: New York City