Erie Indemnity: the “Future Focus” insurance internship program named on the RISE Elite 50 internship list


ERIE, Pennsylvania, December 22, 2021– The Erie Insurance Future Focus Internship Program (ERIE)was appointed to Rising Insurance Star Executive List (RISE)of the 50 best internship programs in the insurance industry in 2021.

The ERIA Summer Internship Program provides university students with the opportunity to gain relevant and hands-on business experience in the insurance industry and in a Fortune 500 company.

“We are thrilled to be included on this year’s RISE list and are committed to helping diverse students learn and grow through our Future Focus internship program,” said JR Wilwohl, Talent Acquisition Partner and coordinator of the ERIA Future Focus internship program. “Our award-winning internship experience includes an immersive orientation to the business and insurance industry through a variety of meaningful assignments in a stimulating and supportive environment, one-on-one mentor, networking events with our CEO and executives, a project innovation and community service opportunities. “

The ERIA program, which began nearly 20 years ago and has helped launch the careers of hundreds of current ERIA employees, consists of paid and competitive internships available in several areas of the business.

In 2021, nearly 100 interns worked in the IT, underwriting, risk control, actuarial, data, marketing, claims, business services, customer service, finance, accounting, internal audit, investments and ERIE Experience departments.

Rising Insurance Star Executive (RISE) is an industry group founded to help bridge the talent gap by recognizing and advancing the best young talent in the insurance industry.

“There is nothing more effective in creating a talent pool for the insurance industry than our internships,” reads RISE’s annual list announcement. “Companies can test talent, learn new perspectives, expose young professionals to their brand, foster leadership in current employees and the list goes on. “

To learn more about ERIA’s Future Focus internship program, visit


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