Application Process

Contact the local Northwestern Mutual office or online at

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Michael Van Grinsven
720 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414.665.1677



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 investment options.

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 internship.

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 career.

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 colleagues:

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 client.

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 them.

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