Venture Development Intern (Remote) at Ohio Farmers Insurance Company in Westfield Center, Ohio

Posted in Other 25 days ago.

Job Description:

The Company

Big challenges. Passionate people. Smart solutions. This is what you'll find when you walk through the doors of 1848 Ventures. We take the risk so that business owners don't have to. We're not aiming for incremental improvement; we're breaking new ground. And when we see opportunity for innovation, we have the freedom, resources, and culture to make it happen.

We're champions of business owners everywhere. After all, it's this startup ethos and entrepreneurial spirit that 1848V - and our parent company, Westfield - was founded on. Westfield, a leading provider of commercial insurance, established 1848V in 2018 to expand beyond conventional insurance services and address the broader risks small business owners face every day. We meet our customers where they are, partnering together to deliver digital solutions that improve their bottom line.

At 1848V, we focus on building careers, not just jobs. Based in Northeast Ohio near Cleveland, team members grow their creative and commercial skill sets, applying their talents to a wide range of portfolio concepts. And who we are drives what we do - our values empower a thriving culture that allows for true innovation, learning, and growth.

We know that in order to succeed, we need the right people to make it happen. We start by building a team with a diverse set of voices, backgrounds, and experiences. We're looking for the innovators. The pioneers. The change agents. The people who aren't afraid to ask, "What if...?" and try it anyway. This is the place for self-starters, go-getters, and anyone who wants to see a good idea become a great reality.

The Opportunity

This internship is focused on the "what" of our work by supporting our venture building capabilities within the innovation engine - concept development, partnership development and commercial strategy.

The role is virtual and full time, averaging 40 hours per week.

Hourly Pay: $16-$20/hour

The Day to Day


  • Conduct market landscapes to identify potential competitors, partners and key contact to accelerate the progress of new concept ideas

  • Triage and vet inbound leads for existing products in market

  • Coordinate outreach and help facilitate discussions with potential partners

  • Support execution of market/customer research activities across the 1848 Ventures portfolio


  • Actively enrolled and pursuing higher education in a business discipline at the undergraduate or master's degree level

  • Proven experience as a high performer, while executing with speed and agility and applying creativity to the work

  • High attention to detail and organizational skills with in depth experience with Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Preferred experience working in an innovation environment with exposure or familiarity with innovation methodologies and approaches

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.