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Uncommon careers, an uncommon approach to insurance—and uncommon internships! At FM Global, we offer a variety of internships and career-building opportunities for students and recent graduates.

Where else might you encounter a burn lab, a debris cannon or a shake table—not to mention the chance to positively influence outcomes for thousands of clients around the world? With nearly two centuries of knowledge behind you, at FM Global you'll work hands-on with some of the world's most influential organizations, helping them understand risk and protect their assets. Actively recruiting at top colleges and universities to find the best and brightest, we offer a variety of internships and career-building opportunities.



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Our people - Ed

Experience has taught me that tiny snowflakes can be stronger than steel.

For most of the year, the sunlit beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes belies the harshness of the winter yet to come, making it easy for our business clients to overestimate the strength of their roofs. Good thing they have me—and FM Global’s nearly two centuries of experience—on their side. When examination of a client’s 30-foot ceiling revealed warped structural bracing (and 30 years of dust!), I was able to explain the weakness and recommend a cost-effective solution. It’s my job to help my clients protect their assets from the elements—even those as seemingly delicate as snowflakes.


Our people - Rebecca

When the storm passes, I help my clients FIND CALM SEAS.

When freeways are clogged with storm-tossed boats, when water and wind destroy everything, when a hurricane named Ike turns Galveston upside down, I am there to lend the clarity and calm that come from FM Global’s nearly two centuries of experience. In Ike’s wake, my consultant and I flew in to help my clients assess their damages and begin dryout and repair activities. My ability to quickly leverage our expertise when resources were scarce proved critical. At the end of the day, my clients were very grateful, and we were proud that we were able to mitigate losses all around.


Our people - Chris

Where some might see untapped potential, I see potential disaster.

For some, a warehouse filled with whiskey barrels is an inspiring sight, but when I look at all that wood and alcohol, I see an enormous hazard: here, a small fire can quickly escalate into an uncontrollable force. To help protect my clients, I traveled to remote areas of Tennessee, Scotland, Ireland and France to gather data, and then I conducted a series of experiments in FM Global’s world-class burn laboratory to find a way to lessen the hazard. It’s my job to analyze the potential, test the theories and provide my clients with answers where they don’t yet exist. And it’s something FM Global’s been doing for nearly two centuries.


Our people - George

Nature is not predictable. Our technology needs to be.

For our 1,800 engineers helping protect our clients’ businesses against potential disaster, the ability to reliably transact business from anywhere in the world is critical. That’s what makes designing IT systems at FM Global so exciting. My colleagues and I build innovative mobile solutions that ensure critical loss prevention information is never more than a click away. This commitment to protecting our clients’ businesses from loss through advanced technology solutions is why I choose to work at FM Global.

Piecing It Together

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Providing an interactive, map-based solution, FM Global’s My Risk® technology allows our engineers and clients to visualize and take action against risks that may impact the client’s property.


Our people - Joanne

There’s often a fine line between power generated and power unleashed.

Imagine a career in which you are visiting one of the world’s largest underground hydropower plants one week, and crossing the Arctic Circle to inspect a lead and zinc mine the next. At FM Global, anything is possible. Backed by the company’s nearly two centuries of experience, I help clients safeguard their businesses against disaster, aid in developing future standards and earn the trust and appreciation of my clients and employer. It’s powerful stuff. And it makes what I do every day rewarding and exciting—even after 25 years.

Expect the Unexpected

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Every day brings something new—from travelling by helicopter to inspect an idle hydro generating facility to investigating damage due to devastating fires or other natural catastrophes.


Our people - Raul

The scene appears peaceful, but I know what disaster can bring.

When a dryer system explodes at a woodworking plant in British Columbia, I’m right there—working alongside forensic experts to determine the cause so that similar events can be prevented down the line. It’s just one of the things I do as a consultant engineer at FM Global. Here, I am immersed in large-scale projects that are both challenging and rewarding. And because our clientele represents a broad range of industries, I’m exposed to facets of engineering that rarely overlap. At the end of the day, I am trusted by clients around the globe to deliver property loss prevention solutions—which is exactly what makes my job so rewarding.

Every Day Brings Something New

From visiting a solvent extraction and electrowinning plant at a high-altitude copper mine in Chile to conducting flood studies based on complex hydraulic models, my work here always takes me to new heights.


Our people - Richard

Even the right ingredients can be a recipe for disaster.

In a biscuit manufacturing plant, a tank of palm oil was located near the production line. Upon observing this, I immediately recognized potential disaster. Leveraging FM Global’s nearly two centuries of experience, I was able to convince plant management that without proper containment, ignitable liquids put the entire plant—and the people inside it—at risk. This is what I do every day at FM Global. Whether I’m considering risks at massive assembly plants or consulting on greenfield construction projects with hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment, I’m advising clients on ways to provide a safer environment for businesses and their employees. If you want to advance your technical expertise while developing keen business insight, you’ll discover unparalleled opportunity at FM Global.


Our people - Sachin

Sometimes the biggest impacts are made from the inside out.

We may be in the business of protecting assets against property losses, but it’s the intellectual power of our internal research teams and the predictive data they produce that enable us to be the best at what we do. From designing and analyzing experiments for our fire team, to predicting loss probability based on engineering data—our research blends statistics, applied mathematics, operations research and engineering to analyze outcomes and protect our clients from unforeseen property loss. Here, making an impact by doing what you love is well within the realm of probability.

Piecing It Together

With nearly two centuries of research data, FM Global’s Risk Reliability and Failure Prevention teams have the information necessary to excel at predictive modeling and analytics.


Our people - Shangyao

I help evaluate the forces of nature before they strike.

At FM Global, data, physics and experience come together to quantify the threat of natural disasters. From developing worldwide wind maps, to evaluating damage models, to understanding climate change and its impacts, in my role, I’m constantly balancing the practical with the theoretical. Working to understand and assess the risks posed by natural hazards, I leverage FM Global’s vast coffers of accumulated engineering data and sophisticated models and labs to create techniques that help us protect our clients from potential property damage and loss.

Quantifying Nature’s Potential

FM Global’s Structures and Natural Hazards team evaluates the impact of extreme weather, floods, earthquakes and more to provide scientifically based, technically sound and cost-effective property loss prevention solutions.


Our people - Raul


From simulating sprinkler injection, to developing groundbreaking predictive models, to optimizing protection options—on FM Global’s Fire Dynamics team, I get to do what I love while having real-world impact. Working with a team of industry experts in a world-class facility, I do things that would be impossible anywhere else. Whether I’m researching fire dynamics or advancing fire suppression modeling, I’m always balancing scientific research with practical application.

Modeling Success

My team develops modeling tools to predict fire suppression—making testing more targeted and cost-effective. Merging modeling and experiments, we deepen our understanding of fire physics and craft more informed solutions.

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At FM Global, we understand that to work with Fortune 1000 companies, it takes top engineering talent. As an FM Global field engineer, you'll be responsible for determining, documenting and communicating property risks for some of the world's most powerful companies. Working hand-in-hand with these clients, you'll experience their unique business challenges, analyze potential risks and develop loss-mitigating solutions.

With offices and clients on nearly every continent, at FM Global, you'll have the ability and encouragement to pursue a number of career paths—in fact, most of our senior management team has a background in engineering.

As a field engineer, you'll enjoy the flexibility of working from home and establishing your own work schedule—all while adding value in the global business community.

To become a field engineer, you will need:

  • A B.S. degree in a primary engineering discipline (such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, industrial or civil) or applied science.
  • The ability to analyze and understand fundamental manufacturing processes.
  • Strong, self-directed planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to travel (requirements may vary by region).
  • Preferably co-op or industry experience as well
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At FM Global, you'll discover an opportunity—and a company—unlike any other. Right from the get-go, you'll gain valuable experience that will help you hone your skills, refine your abilities and define your career path. All while you're still in school. Come apply your talents and creativity in a collaborative workplace that values your input.


Undergraduate and graduate-level research internships allow budding scientists around the world to work alongside a team of world-class scientists in loss prevention research. Research areas include:

  • Fire Hazards and Protection (fire protection systems and fire combustion modeling)
  • Structures and Natural Hazards (seismic, geologic, and extreme weather hazards; storm surge and hydrologic flood modeling)
  • Risk, Reliability and Failure Prevention (industrial risk, business interruption, equipment failures, system reliability and analytics)

Undergraduate intern candidates are expected to be either juniors or seniors in an engineering or science discipline. Graduate interns must be enrolled in either a master’s or doctorate program in an engineering discipline. Opportunities are based at our engineering and research facility located in Norwood, MA, USA. On occasion, assignments may also be available at our research campus in RI, USA.


For those studying computer science, MIS or a related degree, our Information Services Co-Op and Internship program offers challenging and exciting full-time and part-time experiential learning opportunities at our corporate office in Johnston, RI, USA.

Bright, enthusiastic candidates have the opportunity to work as software developers, quality assurance specialists, network support administrators and business analysts as they apply their classroom learning and develop real-world experience through exposure to cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art business systems.

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At FM Global, we strive to build ongoing partnerships with our clients, and key to accomplishing this is developing long-lasting relationships with our employees. For that reason, our benefits programs are designed to be attractive to employees throughout the various stages of their lives—and careers.


Though specific policies and programs may vary by location, they are all designed to provide stability and security for you and your family. Now and in the future.

To support what matters to you, our Total Rewards benefits include:

  • Extensive training and professional development
  • Inclusive culture that seeks out and respects diversity
  • Healthy work/life balance through employee-focused policies, such as healthcare, fitness reimbursement and paid time off
  • Company-provided car (for field engineers)
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive base pay, an employee incentive plan, retirement benefits and programs
  • Corporate citizenship programs and sustainability initiatives, including the Matching Gift and United Way campaign programs

And more…

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The best way to learn more about what makes field engineering at FM Global so unique is to engage us in conversation. And visiting us at one of our events gives you the opportunity to ask questions in person and find out firsthand what makes our programs, our philosophy and our business so admired.

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If you would like to learn more about our opportunities for university students and recent graduates, please locate the appropriate regional office for the geography you are interested in and click on the designated link. By clicking Apply for an opportunity, you will let that office know that you would be interested in being considered for an opening when one is available.

United States

Atlanta Office

Alpharetta, Georgia

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Boston Office

Norwood, Massachusetts

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, portions of New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Chicago Office

Park Ridge, Illinois

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Illinois, Indiana and the upper peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin.

Cleveland Office

North Olmsted, Ohio

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Kentucky, Michigan (excluding the Upper Peninsula), western New York, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Corporate Office

Johnston, Rhode Island

The corporate office handles inquires for opportunities based in the corporate office in Johnston, Rhode Island.

Dallas Office

Plano, Texas

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Arkansas, the Bahamas, the Caribbean islands, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas.

Los Angeles Office

Woodland Hills, California

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Arizona, southern California, Hawaii, the southern tip of Nevada and New Mexico.

New York Office

Parsippany, New Jersey

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Northern New Jersey, southeast New York and northeast Pennsylvania

San Francisco Office

Walnut Creek, California

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Alaska, northern California, Idaho, Montana, most of Nevada (excluding Las Vegas), Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

St. Louis Office

St. Louis, Missouri

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Colorado, southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Washington, D.C. Office

Reston, Virginia

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania and Virginia.


Mexico Office

This operations center handles inquires for opportunities in: Central America and Mexico.


Singapore Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.


Melbourne Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.


Sao Paulo Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: South America.


Montreal Office

Montreal, Quebec

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Maritime Provinces, Eastern Ontario and Quebec (generally Ottawa and east).

Toronto Office

Thornhill, Ontario

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Western Ontario and the western provinces (generally west of Ottawa).


Paris Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, French-speaking North Africa, Portugal, Spain and French-speaking Switzerland. It also handles inquiries in French-speaking West Africa, including Benin, Burkina, Centrafrique, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Togo, Italy and Turkey.


Frankfurt Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and German-speaking Switzerland

United Kingdom

Windsor, (U.K.) Office

This operations center handles inquiries for opportunities in: Africa (except French speaking North Africa and French-speaking West Africa): Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nigeria, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Antarctica; Europe (excluding those serviced by France and Germany operations): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Sweden, Italian-speaking Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom; the Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates; and Solomon Islands