We’re hiring an Affiliate Program Intern in Columbus, OH

Company: Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion dollar valuation. 

Progress: We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: The Affiliate Program Intern will work with our corporate development and strategy team, as well as other functional leads to support the development of our affiliate program initiatives.

This is a part-time internship lasting 3 months in duration and is to be completed in conjunction with course work. The Affiliate Program intern is expected to be local to Columbus, OH and onsite at the Root offices up to 2 days per week with workloads of up to 20 hours per week.

Reports to: Business Analytics Manager

Salary: $18 p/h


  • Handle relationships with inbound and outbound Root affiliates
  • Develop and maintain a central knowledge repository
  • Ability to perform operational activities to support the growth of the Affiliate Program
  • Ability to organize meetings and handle inbound and outbound calls to and from Affiliates


  • Working towards a bachelors degree
  • Ability to manage course workload while working up to 20 hours per week
  • Available to be onsite at Root offices at least 2 days per week
  • Great organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented; ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

Apply now

Current job openings

Corporate Dev & Strategy
Customer Service
Data Science

If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].