Grinnell Chamber

Strategic Insights CO-OP

Posted: 09/21/2022
Grinnell, IA
Brielle Beck


Grinnell Mutual is seeking students with a strong work ethic who can (1) think big, (2) have fun, and (3) get things done! We’re one of the few employers in Iowa named a Top Workplace (voted by our employees) since the award began in 2011! That means we’re doing things right, putting people first, and providing a great work culture.


Rather than focusing on specific majors for our co-op assignments, we look for highly-motivated individuals with strong communication, problem solving, and analytical skills. Our co-op’s don’t fetch coffee or run errands, they take on exciting assignments and meaningful projects that have both business and customer impact.


Our ideal candidates are busy people balancing school, clubs, and volunteer organizations which means we offer a flexible work schedule so you can keep your commitments while discovering how your education applies in the insurance industry. Your time is valuable so you can expect competitive pay to help with college expenses. You’ll also build connections with fellow students, your work teams, and our leadership team through both work and social events.


At Grinnell Mutual you get all of this and more!


This position qualifies for our flexible workplace options. Work at our Grinnell, Iowa, headquarters or from a home office in any of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Grinnell Mutual sponsorship.


The Strategic Insights team supports the organization with strategic planning, market intelligence, and competitive intelligence. The team uses various resources to provide qualitative and quantitative research to aid in decision making across the organization.


The Strategic Insights co-op will primarily focus on market and competitive intelligence while completing ad-hoc projects to support strategic planning as necessary. On a daily basis they will monitor, analyze and report updates on industry, market and competitor movements reporting updates to stakeholders. They will aslo develop qualitative and quantitative analysis reports focused on competitor financial performance, rate changes, product enhancements, etc.


  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduates who have completed your sophomore or junior year
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Products such as WORD, PowerPoint, Excel, Power BI
  • Ability to source, interpret, analyze and present quantitative data through the use of Microsoft Excel or Power BI
  • Experience developing and presenting quantitative and qualitative information to a stakeholder/audience
  • Strong analytical skills, initiative, and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to 6–8 months, from eight hours a week up to 40 hours per week 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to understand basic insurance terminology (don’t worry, we train)

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