Co-op and internship programs

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Experience Sun Life through an internship or co-op term, offered throughout the year in a variety of areas. Take charge of your career – before you graduate.

Co-op programs

Experience Sun Life through a co-op term offered throughout the year in a variety of areas. Take charge of your career – before you graduate.

Co-op programs are offered in Actuarial, Human Resources and Corporate Real Estate.

As a Sun Life co-op student, you will have the opportunity to build professional networks and participate in social events.

Successful students will have the opportunity to return for further co-op placements with the potential to build a long-term career at Sun Life.

How do I apply?

Please note that these roles are available to students in an official co-op program. We target a number of specific schools, and positions will be posted through your co-op career center each semester. All postings will be listed through your university co-op job portal.

Internship opportunities

We offer a variety of paid summer internships for qualified students who are between their Junior and Senior year. Summer internship opportunities are available in Scarborough, ME, Kansas City, KC, Wellesley, MA and Windsor, CT. The summer internship is a 10-week program. But it's not all work. We also offer students the opportunity to participate in social activities, as well as in learning and professional development events.

Business Leaders Internship Program

Sun Life's Business Leaders Internship Program is focused on identifying the best talent for our New Graduate Rotational Leadership Development Program. Through this program, we hire a select group of graduates we hope will become the future leaders of our business.

The program offers the opportunity to work in a number of functional areas and learn what it takes to be successful within Sun Life over a ten-week period. If you're looking for a program that provides a thorough understanding of the financial services business and helps assess and define your career goals, this opportunity may be for you.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for well-rounded students in their Senior year with a track record of success as a team and/or project leader. To be successful as a future leader, you must have strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual-thinking skills, and you must be well organized. Successful candidates have varied experiences, perhaps through past internships or volunteer opportunities, and can embrace learning agility, ambiguity, and change.

How do I apply?

Visit your campus career center to learn when Sun Life Financial will be on campus.

Please search our campus career site.

Sun Life recruits for full-time and intern opportunities in September and October.

Diversity and inclusion

At Sun Life Financial U.S. we understand the value of diverse cultures, perspectives and identities. Our employees are welcomed in an inclusive environment, where they are able to bring their full selves to work to achieve their best. By aspiring to reflect and connect with the communities where we live, work and do business, our organization can more effectively anticipate the unique needs of our clients.