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Associate Software Developer - Co-op (Extended Internship)


At Sentry, we realize that getting valuable, hands-on experience is important for you and your career. We offer a great opportunity to partner your ongoing education with a highly successful and well compensated job all while actively enrolled in college. Our co-op program is designed to provide you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in your in Computer Information Systems, Web Development, or Applied Computing major if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, or Michigan Tech.  

What You'll Do

As a member of Sentry’s Stevens Point IT Co-op program you’ll be part of an Agile/Scrum team responsible for finding new and exciting ways to apply technology and creative technical solutions to Sentry’s systems.  In this role, you will:

  • Work hand-in hand with industry professionals on systems/projects across Sentry (there are a lot!)
  • Define and design systems including UI layouts, database structures, design methodologies
  • Provide interactive feedback on designs, testing, maintenance, and technical approaches
  • Participate in code-reviews with experienced software engineers
  • Build technical skills in advance and/or beyond what you receive in general coursework

What it Takes

  • Current full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree enrolled at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, or Michigan Tech
  • Majoring in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Have a desire to learn new technologies
  • Have exposure to or experience with Java or .NET Framework programming
  • Have exposure to or experience with data structures & algorithms and/or web design & development
  • Have the ability to work between 12-19 hours per week during the school year with a minimum of 2-3 hour increments
  • Have the ability to work 40 hours per week in the summer
  • Our Co-Op provides opportunities for associates to meet challenges head-on.  As such, our top candidates are curious, hardworking and always looking to improve.  Our Co-Op students typically possess and maintain a GPA of 2.70 or higher
  • Sentry does not offer employment in this program to holders of F-1, J-1, and H-1 Visas for the purpose of obtaining practical experience

What You'll Receive

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • To best support our associates and our culture, Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled work from home (Monday and Friday)/in office days (Tuesday through Thursday) after we begin to return to the office.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

How You’ll Apply

If you are interested in joining Sentry’s team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you’ll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

About Sentry

All of us at Sentry—more than 4,000 associates—have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We’re proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.


Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.


Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.


Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Zach Wierzba

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Associate Software Developer - Co-op (Extended Internship)
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