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Data Science & Analytics Internship, Summer 2023

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

Job Description

Internship candidates can expect a full-time onsite internship program, running from June 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023. This internship opportunity is offered in Milwaukee, WI, Franklin, WI, and New York City, NY. Internship candidates who are relocating for the summer internship opportunity are eligible for round-trip airline/train travel and mileage reimbursement to and from your internship location and company-provided housing for the duration of the summer internship program in accordance with the company’s relocation policy.

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, interviewed, and 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 Science/Analytics Internship  

As a Data Science 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 Scientist - As a Data Scientist Intern, you will be a part of a team that delivers quantitative and qualitative data analysis. You’ll apply and integrate advanced statistical, mathematical, data mining, predictive modeling, and business analysis to discover and identify new insights. A data scientist intern will interpret available internal and external data resources to develop and deliver information solutions by testing hypotheses and analyzing test results, providing the necessary analytical rigor to ensure data quality, consistency, repeatability, and accuracy of insights.

  • Data Analyst – A data analyst intern will support workstreams develop data driven solutions by tying quantitative measures to key business issues. This includes deriving insights from data and use visualizations to answer key business questions. Through team exposure and interaction with internal business clients, you will be able to influence others by telling a story through data, visualizing recommendations for forecasts, metrics, and complex data sets. A data analyst intern will produce actionable reports that show key performance indicators, identify areas of improvement for current operations, and display root cause analysis of business problems.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications  

  • Pursuing 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 data & visualization tools 

  • 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 

  • SQL skills and working knowledge of ETL processes 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 detail 

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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W e 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.

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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.