Market Research & Product Development Intern

Job ID
Internship/Coop - Other

Overview - External

Work with a global leader


Established in Rhode Island 180 years ago, FM Global ( is a $6.8 billion company that insures more than one out of every three FORTUNE 500 companies and similar-sized organizations in more than 148 countries. The company, ranked 576 among FORTUNE Magazine’s largest companies in America, employs more than 5,400 people in 66 offices worldwide. Nearly 1,000 of those employees work locally at the company’s headquarters in Johnston, R.I., at its state-of-the-art Research Campus in West Glocester, and in offices in Waltham and Norwood, Mass. FM Global works with clients to develop robust property insurance and engineering solutions to protect their business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risks.


Responsibilities - External

Through FM Global’s hands-on, year-round, paid corporate market research & product development internship program, students compete for a unique opportunity to work with the market research & product development team to gather and analyze data to support FM Global’s initiatives and position the company competitively in the market.


Experience you will gain:

Unlike internships at other companies, FM Global’s market research & product development interns gain meaningful, real-world experience in gathering, analyzing and evaluating market data and researching market performance and analysis as it relates to products and services. As an intern, you will receive excellent mentoring and supervision and gain real world working experience in a corporate environment. Your qualitative and quantitative contributions will play an integral role in assisting the market research team to position FM Global both as an industry leader globally, as well as an employer of choice locally.


At FM Global, you can expect to develop confidence and marketable skills by engaging in or assisting with many of the following activities:

  • assist in information gathering for on-going market research initiatives;
  • help gather client and policy data via data extracts;
  • conduct Internet research (competitor, industry & product) as necessary;
  • redesign and maintain our internal Sharepoint site;
  • complete administrative tasks as assigned;
  • receive excellent mentoring and supervision; and
  • gain real world working experience in a professional, corporate environment

Qualifications - External

To be considered for FM Global’s year-round market research internship, you must:

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Major in Marketing, Market Research, or Business Management;
  • Have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products (specifically Access and Excel) is essential;
  • Must possess internet research skills as well as familiarity with databases such as LexisNexis and Hoovers;
  • Be a junior going into senior year in college

Hours are flexible and depend on the student’s class schedule, course requirements (if applicable) and availability. Ideally, the hours would be full-time during the summer and winter semesters and part-time during the fall and spring semesters, with a start date in spring 2018. The FM Global market research internship is offered at the company’s corporate offices in Johnston, R.I.

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