Los Angeles, CA. Jan 18, 2011 Los Angeles area entrepreneurs looking for an opportunity to potentially own their own business might find the new State Farm Agency Internship Program a good match. The Pod Internship Program will launch in Central Los Angeles, where 15 interns will be housed under one roof in a paid training program lasting up to 24 months.
State Farms traditional agency training program differs from the Pod program, as the current program is typically an eight-to-nine month process and requires the intern to provide startup capital at the beginning of their internship. The State Farm Agency Pod Internship Program will require Pod Interns to have startup capital by the end of their 24 month internship.
The new program will allow agency interns to build a potential customer base as they participate in the two-year training program. The program will pay interns a base salary and offer the opportunity to earn incentives on business personally produced during intern training. Upon successful completion of the Pod Internship, participants may have the opportunity to become a State Farm Independent Contractor Agent.
We believe this program will help our interns establish themselves in the Central Los Angeles community, said Kim Allen, Vice President Agency for State Farm California. State Farm is looking for sales-minded individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who are driven by achievement, financial rewards, and have a desire to serve their communities.
As California continues to grow, our customer base will expand. We are looking for quality candidates to meet the challenges facing our company now and in the future, added Allen.
The Pod will open in Central Los Angeles beginning in June 2011. State Farm encourages anyone interested in learning more about this unique opportunity to visit the Central Los Angeles Agency Intern Program Web site, or call (310) 568-5219.
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farms 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.