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Pension Administration Specialist Intern- Irvine, CA


Aon is looking for Pension Administration Interns

Looking to explore a career in Retirement Solutions? Do you enjoy building relationships with clients and colleagues, gathering, and interpreting data, and driving innovation? Apply today to join Aon’s Pension Administration team for the summer of 2023!
Aon’s 2023 Summer Internship Program will be delivered virtually, and our Early Careers team has been hard at work developing a virtual program that is innovative, engaging, interactive and experiential. The centralized programmatic elements of the internship will include a mix of learning webinars, self-paced online training modules, peer coaching, mentoring, group learning projects and additional networking opportunities.
While our program will be delivered virtually, we have opportunities for interns to work with colleagues in the following locations:
Irvine, CA

How this opportunity is different

As a Pension Administration Intern, you will work alongside an engaging and diverse team to assist our client’s employees in understanding their pension plans, so they can meet their retirement goals. In addition to your on-the-job experiences, this opportunity also offers the following:
  • 10-week paid program
  • Challenging work on significant client projects
  • Weekly Global Roundtables with Aon Business Leaders
  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Formal and informal feedback throughout the program

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we craft decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.
As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, and we are passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

What the day will look like

The Pension Administration Specialist Intern works as part of the Retirement and Investment Pension Administration Group, which is responsible for providing defined benefit administrative services to multiple clients. The following are some of the core job functions:
  • Ensure accuracy and quality of system-generated calculations using basic testing principles
  • Assist with manual intervention, including manual calculations, data cleanup and communications as needed
  • Possess and apply a basic understanding of data and its impact when working on projects and calculations
  • Process payments and perform monthly payment reconciliation process
  • Identify and research data questions or edits
  • Assist with special projects such as testing, benefit statements, and other client work
  • Lead personal project plan for clients while collaborating and assisting teammates with projects as needed

Skills and experience that will lead to success

We’re looking for collaborators, critical thinkers, problem solvers, excellent teammates, effective communicators, relationship builders and future leaders.
We strive to recruit a diverse group of hardworking individuals who offer varying experiences, backgrounds, and strengths to ensure we can continue to offer the most innovative solutions. Additionally, we take into consideration the following:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; able to identify problems and solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel spreadsheets, Word processing, PowerPoint, e-mail, and other internet tools
Education: Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas is preferred: Math, Statistics, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
Applicants for this role, part of the national Aon Summer Internship Program, should have a target graduation date of December 2023 – Summer 2024 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.
Unrestricted U.S. work authorization is required for U.S. office locations. We do not offer sponsorship for this position – CPT and OPT are restricted forms of work authorization.
Participation in Aon's Virtual Summer Internship Program requires you to be in the United States for the duration of your internship.
How we support our colleagues
At Aon, we offer a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

The target salary range for this position is $21 - $24 per hour. The actual salary will vary based on applicant’s education, experience, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The salary may also be adjusted based on applicant’s geographic location.
Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer. People with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

We provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law. Please contact us to request an accommodation on

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