website templates


RMC Outreach - The American College Internship Program

One of the missions of the RMC is to support industry specific endeavors to improve the financial services industry and enhance the standing and reputation of NYLIC in the industry. To that end, we have an ongoing project - The American College Internship Program & Endowment Fund. Details about the project and how to become involved may be found below.

The American College Internship Program &
Endowment Fund

New York Life has a long history with The American College. When you contribute to the Retired Members Club (RMC) Endowment Fund, you are helping to keep the New York Life spirit strong. We created the RMC Endowment Fund by voluntary annual contributions from our members to The American College. Remember, your gift is tax deductible. (Consult your tax advisor for details.)

The RMC Endowment Fund helps support New York Life and The American College by providing an annual summer internship program at the American College of Financial Services (see below for details to the 2019 Internship program). This program is for college students or recent graduates interested in a career within the profession to gain a deeper understanding of the industry. As you can see from the video below, we had 3 interns in 2019.  The first was April Kacura, a senior at Saint Mary's College of California where she is majoring in Integrated Liberal Arts.  Her grandfather is a retired New York Life agent.  The second was Harrison Benefield, a 2019 graduate of the University of Arkansas.  The third was Jana Boksan, a junior at UCLA majoring in Financial Actuarial Mathematics.  Jana's father, Ed Boksan, is a New York Life agent who learned about the Internship program on the Agency Portal.  The American College greatly appreciated having these 3 interns during their summer of transition as they settled in to their new campus location in The King of Prussia, PA:

This dynamic internship is exclusively for relatives of RMC members and New York Life employees and agents, although RMC members' relatives are given first consideration. Qualified candidates are college students in their junior or senior year or recent graduates looking to gain some real world work experience, preferably pursuing a degree in a related field.

While gaining experience working in an office environment and polishing computer skills for business applications, the intern assisted with the design and distribution of publications and outreach materials, helped organize educational events and carried out general administrative assignments and special projects. This intern program provides a competitive salary, along with the opportunity to attend educational sessions and to earn three college credits, which may be transferable to the college the intern is attending.

Your contribution to the RMC Endowment Fund allows you to make a difference in the life of a young person considering a career in the financial services field, and to also support RMC's efforts to create a legacy in our industry. We intend to continue this internship for many generations to come. However, to do so, we need your financial support. I hope you will join others by offering your generous support today. You may contribute either online directly at the American College website or by mail. 

To make a gift online, please click on the link below:

To contribute by mail, please open the Endowment Fund Contribution Form, fill it out, print it and mail to the address on the form.

2020 Internship Program Details

With the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, The American College and the RMC has decided to cancel the 2020 Internship Program. We did this out of an abundance of caution and not knowing what conditions to expect this summer. We expect the program to return in 2021 and we will announce the details for that early next year.

In 2020 we are offering up to 3 internships in the following areas:
  • Academics Department - Faculty/ Student Services
  • Advancement Department - Fundraising / Events & Meeting Planning / Philanthropy 
  • Business Development Department - Sales 
  • Finance and Risk Management Department - Accounting / Payroll / AP/ AR 
  • Human Resources / Events & Meeting Planning Department - Administrative / Business / Employee Events
  • Information Technology Department - IT / Programming / Help Desk 
  • Marketing Department - Web Support / Social Media
Details of the 2020 Internship program and the application process may be found in the link below:

(NOTE: This year's applications will be completed online. Use the link inside the document below to apply online.)

            2020 American College's RMC Summer Internship Program

Please note the deadline to apply for the 2020 program is now March 31, 2020 <--N/A - see above. We hope you know of someone who would be interested in being an intern and urge them to apply! 

Thank you for your support