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If you bring leadership, optimism and passion to all that you do, you're in the right place! We offer rewarding opportunities to launch your career — including internships, full-time employment, and professional development programs.

Don't miss the opportunity to be considered for a meaningful and rewarding career with Lincoln. We will provide you every opportunity to reach your goals by giving you all of the tools you need to take charge of your career — and your life!

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Are you an undergraduate looking to experience a world of opportunity where careers are launched and talent is discovered?

As an intern at Lincoln Financial, you will be part of a network of peers, giving you the opportunity to build relationships, engage in rewarding work assignments, and participate in formal development.

Program highlights

  • Ten-week summer program
  • Professional development activities
  • Exposure to high-level executives
  • One-on-one coaching and mentoring
  • Paid internships are available in many of our locations in multiple business areas: Finance, Risk Management, Information Technology, Operations, Customer Service, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Law & Compliance, Sales & Relationship Management

Program requirements

  • Rising juniors and/or seniors
  • Outstanding academic achievement(s)
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Excellent communication and demonstrated leadership skills

Learn more about — and apply for — our Internship Program.

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Lincoln's direct placement opportunities are perfect for those who already know the career area and position they wish to pursue.

As a direct placement candidate, you will apply for a specific role and location within Lincoln Financial. As with all employees, you will have the opportunity to take charge of your development through Lincoln's career development offerings.

Lincoln's highly competitive Leadership Preparation Program (LPP) is designed to accelerate participants' professional development and prepare them for increasingly complex and challenging roles within the company.

This program is ideal for candidates interested in committing to a two-year program, which consists of assignments in one or more business areas and up to two geographic areas.

Program highlights

  • Two-year program commitment with a final goal of permanent placement
  • 12-month rotating assignments or 24-month business unit tracks
  • Ongoing career coaching and mentoring from program champions
  • Virtual and on-site leadership development sessions
  • Enterprise-wide stretch assignments
  • Community and team building projects and activities
  • Opportunities across all locations

Program requirements

  • Rising senior or recent graduate
  • Leadership experience and potential
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills
  • Outstanding academic achievements
  • Willingness to relocate based on rotational program needs
  • GPA of 3.0 or above

Learn more about — and apply for — our Leadership Preparation Program.

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Lincoln's extremely competitive Actuarial Development Program (ADP) develops highly skilled business actuaries and leaders for a variety of roles within Lincoln Financial. The Actuarial Development Program promotes the development of technical, managerial, and leadership skills in addition to providing generous educational support in promoting rapid examination progress toward attaining a Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

Our program is ideal for candidates who are firmly committed to obtaining an SOA Fellowship. Students begin their careers in a series of two-year rotational assignments that span various business units, functions and locations.

Additionally, Lincoln Financial offers a summer actuarial internship program for college students to provide an opportunity to gain experience in an actuarial profession.

Program highlights

  • Series of two year rotations — typically every 18-24 months
  • Actuarial exam support - Up to 175 hours of study time per exam sitting
    - Exam study materials, seminars and fees paid on first attempt
    - Salary increase upon passing exams
  • Virtual and on-site professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities in multiple locations (Fort Wayne, Greensboro, Hartford, Omaha, Philadelphia, and Radnor)

Program requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • At least one passed SOA exam (not required for internships)

Additional preferences

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in actuarial science, statistics or mathematics
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Prior actuarial internship or other related work experience
  • All VEE requirements completed

Learn about — and apply for — our Actuarial Development Program.

Learn about — and apply for — our Actuarial Internship Program.

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Lincoln's Sales Representative Development Program is designed to accelerate participants' professional development in preparation for a sales career in our Group Protection business.

The program is ideal for candidates who are interested in committing to a 6-12 month sales development program in a regional sales office.

Program highlights

  • 6-12 month program depending on sales experience
  • Sales training
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring from an experienced sales representative
  • Challenging work
  • Fixed salary while in program

Program requirements

  • Rising senior or recent graduate
  • Sales potential
  • Exceptional communication and relationship management skills
  • Willingness to relocate based on business needs

Learn more about — and apply for — our Sales Representative Development Program.

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