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Equitable 2021 Summer Internship - Innovation & Design Office in New York, New York

2021 Summer Internship - Innovation & Design Office (200004FX)

Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NY-New York

Organization : Equitable

Schedule : Full-time


Thank you for your interest in a position with us. At Equitable, we’re individuals from different cultures and backgrounds with a variety of skills and interests. Our differences make us stronger as a team. That's the power of our Equitable community! We embrace the diversity of our teams by continuously investing in them while working to be a force for good in the local community.

Apply and start your journey today!

About the Innovation & Design Office

The Innovation & Design Office (IDO) was formed in October 2019 to lead Equitable’s adoption of New Ways of Working. Drawing on proven and time-tested practices, the IDO will drive enterprise change by positioning the company to execute on its strategy in 2020 and beyond. In particular, the team will lead implementation of Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) and will also champion the adoption of Agile methodologies throughout the organization that enable teams to introduce innovative products and services more quickly. IDO will also introduce Design Thinking for a human-centered approach to problem solving and will foster greater front-line autonomy through principles of Adaptive Leadership. Lastly, IDO will drive more efficient resource allocation through a dynamic funding process that enables more rapid testing and incubation of the best ideas.

Internship Description

As a summer intern within the Innovation & Design Office, you will help drive and support Equitable’s adoption of New Ways of Working. To succeed in this role, the individual will need to be able to drive work both within a team and independently, thrive in an ambiguous environment and have a relentless focus on outcomes. Our ideal candidate is a builder, energized by the challenges that come with creating new things.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Research – Summarizing research and data to help the team make compelling business cases and incorporate industry best practices

  • Deck building – Aide the team in building presentations for executive level stakeholders to drive adoption of New Ways of Working

  • Execution – support and coordination of deliverables (e.g., helping to coordinate events)

The duration of the internship is 10 weeks with the possibility of full time employment offered after graduation.


  • Rising senior in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program (Class of 2022) preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Teamwork and organizational skills

  • Leadership experience

  • Internship experience preferred

About Equitable

We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.

As an employer, Equitable is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. Equitable has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.

We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave Equitable. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401(k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-6368 or email us at

Req ID: 200004FX