Step into a Top-Ten Internship

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, want real-world business experience and are looking to make a difference, then an internship with The Northwestern Mutual is right for you.

Our internship has been highly rated due* to its mentorship, career advancement potential, intern involvement, resume enhancement and leadership opportunities. But that's just the beginning. A financial services internship with The Northwestern Mutual also includes:

  • Practical guidance in your career selection process

  • The chance to develop networking and business relationship skills with the help of a mentor

  • Securities registration and state licenses for life, health and accident insurance

  • Virtually unlimited income potential, including commission and stipends

  • An opportunity to get a head start on a career as a financial representative (on average, 1 out of 3 former interns becomes a full-time representative upon graduation)

Our internship program is more about developing people than selling products. You will go through several stages of training and development. Each phase has a specific purpose preparing you for a successful and rewarding internship experience. It will allow you to build a foundation of knowledge in the financial services industry, learning what it takes to be successful while sharpening your skills in communication and marketing to help build personal and professional self-confidence.

Once you have complete our top-notch training, you will work with specialists and full-time financial representatives to make recommendations to help clients achieve their short- and long-term financial goals. You will 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 for years to come.

As full-time college students, interns in the Network generally work 15 to 20 hours per week developing business- and client-building skills. In most aspects, our interns follow the same process for establishing their careers as our financial representatives by:

  • Meeting with clients

  • Analyzing clients’ situations

  • Making recommendations

  • Providing on-going service

As a Northwestern Mutual intern, you will find that our college program is more about developing people than selling products. We value relationships and our desire to make a difference in the lives of others. 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.


Step into a Year-Round Opportunity

Are you ready to build on your classroom learning and develop skills that you will use in your future? We are currently looking for sharp, hard working, entrepreneurial-spirited students in the Chicagoland area for our year-round internship classes. Our rolling start to the internship means that our recruiting efforts take place every season. Students participating in the internship work from one of four locations, including:

If you are ready to be your own boss, set your own hours and make a positive impact on people's lives every day, then turn your dreams into a reality and find out what an internship as a College Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual can be for you.


Build Your Career on a Solid Foundation

*Northwestern Mutual's internship is ranked "One of America's Top Ten Internships.” (Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2016 edition).

The internship program at Northwestern Mutual provides a unique and rewarding experience, meant to enhance your college education with real-life business experience that can help further your career. It's an opportunity to gain personal and professional development.




Kim Pajakowski 

Director of Intership Development




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