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Data Engineering 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 full-time 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!   


Data Engineering  Internship    

As a  Data Engineer intern you will work within the Core Data & Analytics function 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 further details on each role:  

  • Data Engineering-  The data analytics engineer team supports the data engineering needs of our data science and analytics teams. This includes exploration, acquisition, cleansing, transformation, understanding, and assembly of data to support various analytics efforts from descriptive to prescriptive.  Team members have a solid understanding of the unique data structures needed to solve analytics problems and provide business context and meaning to the data provided.   


Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications   

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, 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: SQL, R, Java, Python, Tableau, Power BI, and other large data sets

  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role 


Preferred skills and proficiencies   

  • Previous software engineering  or data focused internship and/or relevant project experience  

  • Effective oral and written communication skills  

  • Self-starter who is results-oriented, resourceful, analytical, innovative, and intellectually curious  

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability  

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

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities   

  • Knowledge of SharePoint administration a plus   

  • Ability to troubleshoot network, software, and hardware issues   

  • Experience sourcing, cleansing, and combining datasets from disparate sources 

  • Passion for problem solving, research, quantitative analysis, and analytical working techniques  

  • Extremely organized with high attention to details 

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.


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.