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Communications/Public Relations Internship, Summer 2022

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Internship candidates can expect a fulltime onsite internship program, running from June 1, 2022 to August 12, 2022.  

Carefully selected from universities across the country, our interns bring distinctive ideas and perspectives to our organization. Our employees are passionate about building our emerging talent and future leaders. After application and initial screening conversation, interns are aligned interview and be hired to a specific team at NM based on their skillsets and interests, providing exposure to real-world business perspectives through hands-on learning and meaningful work. In addition to their day-to-day tasks, interns participate in professional development workshops, senior leadership Q&A's, volunteer initiatives, networking/social events, and more!  

Communications & Public Relations Internship   

As a Communications and Public Relations Intern, you will work alongside your hiring manager, mentor, and team to complete tasks critical for Northwestern Mutual's success. We are here to help you both identify and continue to develop your future career goals and passions. See below for our current list of internship opportunities available: 

  • Corporate Public Relations:  Provides support to media & PR team in media line requests, creation of media materials (i.e. news releases, pitch letters), merchandising of materials (i.e. weekly newsletters, board reports), and working with vendors on measurement.  

  • Field Communications:  Supports communications for field meetings & events, including drafting articles, writing speaker introductions, website copy, social posts, and other tasks.  

  • Investment Product Services (IPS) Communications:  Supports communication development and reporting for various IPS initiatives. Assists in creation and distribution of key team publications, including the IPS Monthly Dashboard, IPS Brief, and IPS Monthly Update.  

  • Strategic Communications – Audience Engagement:  Supports the editorial function of the Audience Engagement Team. Assists with proofreading, behind the scenes archiving and management of content, and developing new content.    

  • Field Talent Diversity & Inclusion: Supports the Diversity & Inclusion culture and communications for the 76 network field offices nationwide. Help deliver content for Annual Meeting, multicultural & women's affinity summits.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications  

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field from an accredited college or university 

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher 

  • Previous work or classroom experience in one or more of the following: Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Journalism  

  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role

Preferred skills and proficiencies  

  • Previous Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or Journalism internship and/or relevant project experience 

  • Proficiency with AP style  

  • Effective oral and written communication skills 

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability 

  • High degree of self-motivation, passion, and a drive to learn

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities  

Next steps   

We encourage you to apply! Once your application is reviewed, if selected to move forward, one of our University Relations team members will reach out for a call, where we will learn more about you and share internship opportunities aligning to your interests and skillsets and share any next steps of our recruiting process.  

Who we are  

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation, and distribution. With more than $290 billion in assets, $30 billion in revenues and more than $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and improving the engagement of those who bring their outstanding perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation. We invite you to explore your career interests with us. 

 

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


FIND YOUR FUTURE

We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.