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Investment Data, Analytics & Research Internship

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

About Our Company
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation and preservation. The company has the highest financial strength ratings awarded in the industry, managing a portfolio of over $270B in assets and distributing an unparalleled amount of dividends to its policyowners annually.

The Investment Data Analytics & Research (IDAR) Team
The IDAR team plays a fundamental role in ensuring that Northwestern Mutual stays financially sound, allowing the company to fulfill its promises to our policyowners when they need us the most. The team achieves this by providing accurate, trusted data and analytic research to the Northwestern Mutual Managed Investment Business partners. The team provides decision support through understandable and maintainable reporting solutions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly detailed, analytical and energetic undergraduate student to have an impact on the cross-asset investment reporting environment. There will be many opportunities to learn more about developing reporting solutions that tell a story management can rely on and use in the investment and risk management decision making process.

Basic Functions:

  • Assist in the creation and redesign of top-of-the-house, cross-asset investment reporting solutions
  • Work with end users to create highly flexible and functional dashboards
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and provide accurate and trusted data on the cross-asset investment portfolio
  • Participate in developing and implementing automated solutions to current manual processes.
  • Analyze data concepts, relationships, and structures to contribute to migration and validation of data in multiple environments
  • Participate in various data governance processes


  • Business major with an emphasis in finance and/or accounting. Investment program enrollment preferred.
  • Proven technical aptitude working with Excel spreadsheets and models.
  • Familiarity with Power BI or Tableau is highly desirable (not a strict requirement).
  • Familiarity with DAX is desirable (not a strict requirement).
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, competencies in finance and mathematics.
  • High degree of personal initiative, demonstrated ability to work independently, excellent follow-through ability and sense of personal accountability.

Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to deal effectively and professionally with people at all levels.

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Compensation Range:







Pay rates for internships are determined based on academic tenure and major.

N ort hwester n Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click  here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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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.

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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.