We have an ongoing cooperation with Amsterdam University College (https://www.auc.nl). Each June, students from AUC’s Information Track with an emphasis on machine learning have the opportunity to follow a month-long Internship Programme with us.
The programme begins with a one-day workshop where the students get an overview of the insurance industry and how modern methods of Data Science can be applied. The students are then divided into teams, each of which is given an applied, real-world project. Each team has access to one of our Data Scientists and a junior for guidance and feedback throughout the month. We close the month with a final results and presentations day, concluding with beers and pizzas (COVID regulations permitting) outdoors at the Startup Village (weather permitting).
Even pre-COVID, we developed a set of methods for working and communication which are flexible enough so that we can work together in the office, completely remotely or anywhere along the spectrum between the two. As a result, we are fully prepared to run the June 2021 Internship Programme remotely. We hope however that, with COVID regulations being relaxed gradually, we can run it in person at the Startup Village, taking whatever precautions are required.