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Jul 28, 2022

Faces of NYCM: Meet Our 2022 Summer Interns

NYCM Insurance’s internship program provides challenging and rewarding opportunities to students who perform valuable, real-world tasks. From being included in meetings, to helping brainstorm ideas, to completing projects, we treat our interns as full-time employees. After a year of working from home, our interns returned to the office this summer and are getting the full NYCM experience.


Continue reading to learn what our 2022 interns have to say about their NYCM internships so far this year!

Ryan Asma

Ryan Asma is currently interning in Brand Management. He will be a senior this fall at SUNY Geneseo and is studying Communications. Ryan has been kept busy during his time at NYCM learning what goes on behind the scenes of the company’s brand.


“I have been researching the best way to update our company’s brand standards guide, which is a written standard for how a brand presents itself when it comes to things like our brand’s logo and colors,” said Ryan. “I also just started brainstorming about how to design the walls in the NYCM Store.”


He chose to intern at NYCM because “...I wanted to gain experience for my future and have also heard about how great of a company it is to work for and how great the culture is through many family friends.”


Ryan’s favorite thing about interning is the people he gets to work with and interact with every day. “You know you are in a good place when you actually look forward to coming in every day” he said. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors, whether playing sports with family and friends, or riding four-wheelers and snowmobiles. He also loves to hunt and fish.


Hannah Baker


Hannah Baker is a first-year student at University at Buffalo’s School of Law spending the summer interning in our Regulatory and Legal Affairs department. During her time, Hannah said, “I have learned what the RLA team does on a daily basis and their overall goals.” She has been working with Public Relations, Complaints, and Electronic Policies to ensure the different communications and regulations are upheld.


Hannah wanted to have an internship at NYCM so she could gain a new perspective.


When asked what her favorite thing about NYCM is, she said, “The kind people!” In Hannah’s free time, she likes to hike, travel, and be with family and friends.



Jacob Barth

Jacob Barth is a sophomore at Castleton University where he studies Athletic Training. During Jacob’s internship in Customer Service, he said that he has learned “...if one division or branch of a company doesn’t work correctly, it can impact the rest of the company. Connecting with the customers and making them feel like they are in the right place for business is very crucial to a company’s success.”


Jacob said the most valuable part of his internship is seeing firsthand how a successful company operates on a day-to-day basis. “I wanted to get a feel of how a real business is run and how things are structured,” he said.


His favorite part about interning is “Learning how to do new things and having a support group to help me with any questions that I might have.” In Jacob’s free time, he likes to exercise and play soccer.


Tyler Cole


Tyler Cole is a sophomore at St. John Fisher College studying Business Administration. During Tyler’s internship in Property Claims, he has learned a lot about the industry. “I have learned how to be professional on the phone, to always show empathy toward customers, and to create connections,” said Tyler. “I have also discovered that nothing is ever the same in insurance. I’ve learned how to determine if an insured is trying to scam the insurance company, and much more!” He has been working on adjusting bills and doing a restoration project.


When asked why Tyler wanted to intern at NYCM, he said “I wanted to learn about insurance and NYCM.”


Tyler’s favorite part about his internship so far is getting to know everyone and learning how everything functions within NYCM. In his free time, Tyler loves to listen to music, watch and play sports, hang out with friends, workout, and listen to podcasts.

Nicole Davis


Nicole Davis is interning in Brand Management this year. She is a sophomore at Siena College and is majoring in Finance. Nicole has learned about the different kinds of websites that could be used to check the data and the analytics of an individual’s social media platform accounts. She said, “I have been working with how social media followers on each NYCM’s social media platforms respond with the content, the strengths of each account, the engagement trends, and what drives engagement on each platform.”


“My sister, who works at NYCM, told me about this opportunity” said Nicole. “I wanted to have a summer internship in the business field to help build my resume.”


Nicole said, “My favorite part is learning more about what type of career I would want in the future as I am still unsure of what I want to do after college. Every day I learn a little bit more about what kind of job I would want and not want to have.” In her free time, Nicole likes to hang out with friends, play softball and go to the beach.


Louisa Emhof


Louisa Emhof is a senior at Patrick Henry College, pursuing her BA in Government. This is Louisa’s third summer interning at NYCM in Regulatory and Legal Affairs. When asked what she has learned, Louisa said “I have learned a lot about working as a team with other interns in my department. As a returning intern, I have had an interesting opportunity to help explain things to the other interns and be a resource for them.” Louisa has been working on redlining NYS bills that have an impact on the company and helping the RLA team edit and review Public Relation’s materials and consumer complaints.


Louisa decided to intern at NYCM because “My older sister interned at NYCM during college and had such a wonderful experience, I knew I had to try it out as well!”


Louisa’s favorite part about her internship is being a part of the RLA team and working with all the wonderful people here. She said, “I have always felt welcomed and encouraged by the people surrounding me at NYCM.” In her free time, Louisa loves spending time outdoors with her Golden Retriever.



Leah Gorrell

Leah Gorrell is a junior at Coastal Carolina University, studying Finance. She is interning in Brand Management. Leah said, “I have learned how important it is to work as a team, and to have an open conversation and mind.” She has been involved in sponsorship events, the NYCM Store for employees, writing blogs, along with doing research on marketing news. “I am getting a feel for a lot of different things in Brand, and I love it.”


Leah chose to intern at NYCM because she knew some employees and had heard good things. “I figured that whatever department I got put in, it would all be useful, and I would be learning and getting a great experience. Plus, I thought that this might give me an idea on what I want to do in the future.”


She shared her favorite part of her internship at NYCM and said, “I love how involved interns are here; I participate in the meetings like I have been a part of the team for years. My opinion is valued and my thoughts are appreciated. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly here.”


In Leah’s free time, she likes to travel, go shopping, adventure, and spend time with her friends and family.



Emily Hill


Emily Hill is an intern with Claims Support. A sophomore at SUNY Cobleskill, Emily is studying Animal Science with a focus on Animal Industry. “During my internship I have learned how to multitask every single day” she said. “I have also learned how to work with other people in my department.” Emily has been working on mailing forms out and communicating with people.


Emily said she decided to intern at NYCM because, “Everyone in my family who works here always has something good to say about NYCM. Plus, I figured it would be a great opportunity for me.”


When asked her favorite part, she said, “The environment is relaxing and enjoyable, and the people I work with are extremely welcoming and wonderful to be around.” In Emily’s free time she likes to be with her family and friends. She also likes being outdoors and spending time with her dogs.



Meaghan Perrino

Meaghan Perrino is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo going on to pursue her Master’s in Business Administration from Binghamton University. She is interning in Product Management and said, “I have learned a lot about Excel and analyzing data.” Meaghan has been working on analyzing rental loss experience by rating territory, driver age, tier, and physical damage coverage selection.


Meaghan decided to intern at NYCM this summer following in the footsteps of her father, Michael Perrino, who is NYCM Insurance’s Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Treasurer.


Meaghan said, “My favorite part about interning at NYCM is the people. Everyone is always very polite and welcoming which makes for an enjoyable experience.” In her free time, Meaghan loves to spend time with her family and work out at her local gym.



Parker Robinson

Parker Robinson is interning in Maintenance this year. He is a senior at Elmira College and is studying Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Parker said, “I have learned what really goes on behind the scenes in the company while working in Maintenance, as far as making the campus look appealing. I have also helped multiple departments with projects that they need help with. It shows how close knit the company has to be to function properly.”


“I chose to intern at NYCM because it is a local company with a lot of familiar faces, and I thought it would be good for me to see multiple sides of the business. I plan on interning more in the future or even full time” Parker said.


Parker’s favorite part about interning at NYCM is “...being able to engage with multiple departments on a daily basis and the culture of the company is very upbeat and friendly. My co-workers have welcomed me and made me feel like part of the company.” In his free time, Parker likes to go hunting, fishing, hang out with friends, and spend time with family.



Alyssa Thomson

Alyssa Thomson is a second-year Master’s Student at Utica University studying Occupational Therapy. Alyssa is interning in People Development and has learned about communicating with a team to accomplish end-goals. “I have been working a lot on our Passport to Wellness program and all of NYCM’s wellness resources” she said.


Alyssa decided to intern at NYCM because “I have family members who are employed here and have been through the internship program before, and they all had great things to say about the company. When I discovered the opportunity to intern here during the summer, I was really excited,” Alyssa said.


Alyssa’s favorite part about interning at NYCM is meeting so many friendly and helpful people. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, hiking/walking with her dog, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends!



Alexis Whaley


Alexis Whaley is interning in Casualty Claims. She is a junior at SUNY Cortland and is majoring in Human Services. She said, “So far during my internship, I have learned so many things about insurance that I didn’t know before. I have also seen how everyone works together and their opinions are always valued here.” Alexis has been working on casualty reports and adjusting expenses.


Alexis said, “I chose this internship because I have known about NYCM for a very long time and learned about all the great opportunities there are for everyone. All I have heard about NYCM has always been positive, so it was the perfect summer job to get some experience.”


“My favorite part about interning at NYCM is the environment. Everyone is so welcoming and always has a smile on their face and that makes the job more enjoyable” she said. In her free time, Alexis likes to spend time with her family and friends.

NYCM would like to wish all of the interns the best in their future endeavors and say how much we appreciate your hard work and determination through these summer months! To learn about interns of NYCM's past, check the link below!