Typical students are juniors or seniors. Students work full-time
in the summer and part-time in the school year. 50% of the interns
are from the business school and the other 50% are majoring
economics, social sciences, education and liberal arts.
Students find that the Northwestern Mutual internship is more than
a summer job. It's a truly meaningful experience that builds
business skills and helps clients achieve their hopes and dreams.
Interns learn about our process and about being an entrepreneur.
With support from your network office, interns works with teams,
mentors as well as independently.
The hands-on intern experience includes partnering with financial
representatives who show interns how it's done through mentoring
and joint-work programs. Like career colleagues in the network
office, interns have ready access to the resources of the
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, including:
•A coach who meets with you regularly to help evaluate and
fine-tune your efforts for greatest results.
•Trusted financial specialists and advisors with technical know-how
to help you create customized solutions for their clients.
•World-class Northwestern Mutual products and services including
life insurance, disability income insurance and education funding
options, as well as retirement planning, estate planning and
Once interns complete their top-notch training program, they have
the option of working full-time or part-time to get the real-world
experience and rewards of the financial representative
Most interns consider it their full-time job over the summer and
expect to work at least 40 hours per week. Interns who continue
while a full-time student, you could work 15-20 hours per week
during the school year.
As a Northwestern Mutual intern, they will be part of the network
office team, working side-by-side with financial representatives
and professional office staff. They experience the independent and
entrepreneurial spirit that our financial representatives share,
and follow the same process they do for establishing your
Specifically, interns practice the personalized approach
Northwestern Mutual uses to offer financial solutions tailored to
each client's individual needs. Students follow these key steps in
our process, working independently with guidance from experienced
Meet With Clients: set up appointments to discuss your clients'
current financial situation.
Analyze the Client's Situation: Through extensive fact-finding,
interns uncover long-term goals that they will use to help
determine their client's needs.
Make Recommendations: After evaluating the client's current
situation and goals, interns help to determine what products can
help fill the needs and present appropriate solutions to the
Provide Ongoing Service: continue to work with the clients beyond
the close of the sale. Most financial representatives contact their
clients twice per year to determine whether their needs have
changed, and keep them aware of the resources available to