Northwestern Mutual - A Top 10 Internship Program*

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 may be right for you. Our internship has been highly rated due to its mentorship and career advancement opportunities, intern involvement, resume enhancement and unique appeal. But that is just the beginning. Other benefits include:

  • Practical guidance in your career selection process
  • Develop networking and business relationship skills with the help of a mentor
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Securities registration and state licenses for life, health and accident insurance
  • Compensation in the same manner as a full-time financial representative
  • An opportunity to try out or get a head start on a career as a financial representative

Vault Guide to Internships, 1996-2017

On-going Internship Success

Northwestern Mutual is recognized by the 2017 Vault Guide to Internships as having a Top Ten Internship program; many college interns experience a successful career with Northwestern Mutual after college.

College Financial Representatives come to us from a number of different campuses. Current universities represented are:

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Stout
University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley University of Wisconsin - Superior
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Bethany Lutheran - Mankato, MN
University of Wisconsin - Madison Milwaukee School of Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Ripon College - Ripon
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh St. Norbert College - De Pere
University of Wisconsin - Platteville University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin - River Falls Winona State - Winona, MN
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Wisconsin Lutheran College

To learn more about the internship and to watch videos from current interns, visit Northwestern Mutual Internships. Here, you will find details from the interns themselves, who highlight some of the career aspects and the real-world experiences they are obtaining from working at a respected financial security company.

A Day in the Life of an Intern

Our Top Ten Internship Program provides the opportunity for students to work with established professionals. There are several stages to our training program; each phase consisting of a specific purpose to prepare you for a successful and rewarding internship experience. We coach our interns how to develop their practice through creating long lasting relationships with their clients. The Internship Program 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.

As a year-round internship, our interns will generally work 15-20 hours per week during the school year and at least 40 hours per week in the summer. Along the way, you will gain mentoring support that goes beyond supervision and business coaching.

This year, we have a group of dedicated individuals who consistently go above and beyond in meeting the goals we set for them. To make our Internship Program successful, our team of Recruiters, College Unit Directors, and College Unit Captains work together to coach each intern in becoming an established Financial Representative.

Lady Intern
Left to right: Claire Sniadajewski, Cheryl Donaldson, Amanda Follen, Mallory Schmidt - recruiters in the Blevons Network Office

Men Intern
Left to right: Robert Stuart, Kevin Duffy, Nathan Batten, Brandt Komas, Josh Limbach, Ryan Richter, Andrew Henderson, Alex Liberato - The interns had the opportunity to visit the Home Office Tower and learn more about LifeStage Planning

Intern Table
Left to right: Nathan Batten, Robert Stuart, Josh Morales, Andrew Henderson, Kevin Duffy, Brandt Komas, Josh Limbach - 2018 Interns in the Germantown District Office


Claire Sniadajewski | Director of Campus Recruitment and Development
262.255.1970 ext. 224 |

Claire's main focus is to select candidates for both our dynamic internship. The internship program provides real life experience as a Financial Representative in a hands-on environment. Our interns develop their personal and professional skills while challenging themselves to succeed and become confident in their abilities throughout the duration of the program.

James Fleurimond | Financial Advisor | College Unit Director
262.255.1970 ext. 235 |

James's main focus is to select candidates that are willing to grow and learn within the internship. James motivates each intern to doing the best they can through leading by example. James is committed to seeing every intern succeed while managing a practice of his own.

Rob Albert | Financial Advisor | College Unit Captain
262.255.1970 ext. 214 |

Rob began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2015 as a College Financial Representative, and converted to a full-time Financial Representative upon graduation. Using his experiences from our Top Ten Internship, Rob's role as our College Unit Captain is dedicated to assist in the training, mentoring and development of our current College Financial Representatives. While developing a practice of his own, Rob is committed to recruiting the best candidates to join our team.


As a financial representative intern, you'll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

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Looking for a supportive team atmosphere that will provide guidance and mentorship? Do you not just want an internship, but one where you can truly make an impact on others? Need one that works around your school schedule?

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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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