Summer Internship 2016

Northwestern Mutual has been a leader in providing financial security to clients for over 150 years. Founded in 1857, our company is well-positioned to help manage financial risk and achieve financial security in today's complex world.

Since 1967, Northwestern Mutual's Internship Program has provided over 20,000 students from all over the country an unmatched opportunity to learn more about themselves, the world of business and the financial services career.

Interns with Northwestern Mutual’s network office in Midtown Manhattan get real life, client facing experiences. They get to test drive what it feels like to build client relationships and a financial services practice. Interns receive extensive training and development and get hands on experiences, all with the chance to earn a full-time opportunity upon graduating college.

Like financial representatives and advisors with full-time contracts, our college interns:

  • Provide expert guidance and innovative solutions for individuals and businesses in the areas of retirement needs analysis and planning, business needs analysis and planning, employee benefits, insurance and investment services, estate planning and education funding.
  • Are supported by a highly competent staff and a network of Specialists who provide expertise in all product areas.
  • Build trusted relationships with their clients.
  • Have exclusive access to Northwestern Mutual insurance products and an array of quality investment choices.

According to FORTUNE magazine’s annual peer survey, Northwestern Mutual was named one of “America’s Most Admired” life insurance company 38 times since 1983.

Vault, Inc. ranked the Northwestern Mutual internship program one of "America's Top Ten Internships" for 20 straight years (Vault Guide to Internships, 2016 edition).

Northwestern Mutual was deemed a "Best Place to Launch a Career" by Business Week, "Best Company to Sell for Now" by Selling Power and "Best Company to Work for" by

A Day In The Life

An internship with Northwestern Mutual offers a challenging, real-world opportunity to experience a career in financial services. Ideal candidates need a strong work ethic, the ability to balance school and work, and a drive to succeed.

Qualifications: I can meet up 
  • Completed two academic years toward a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • History of personal success.
  • Accept candidates from all academic majors.

Northwestern Mutual in Midtown Manhattan recruits and actively participates in many career centers at the following colleges and universities in the surrounding New York City area:

  • Fordham University
  • Cornell University
  • Manhattan College
  • New York University
  • Pace University
  • IONA College
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Johns University
  • Drexel University
  • Yale University
  • Syracuse University

Our internship program is more about developing people than selling products. You will learn what it takes to be successful, while sharpening your skills in communications and marketing to help build personal and professional self-confidence. You will also discover the rewards that come from helping others as you bring a full-service approach to your clients’ needs and provide guidance and solutions that will have a positive impact on families and businesses for years to come.

If you are interested in an internship with real work experience, who is ready to be your own boss, be compensated for your hard work,  and make a positive impact on people’s lives everyday. You can contact Lauren Budnick at (212) 812-0614 to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Want to learn more?

Start your application and have our recruiters contact you.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck