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Program/Project Management Internship, Summer 2023

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 5, 2023 to August 11, 2023. 

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! 


Program/Project Management Internship     

As a Program Management or Project Management 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. The roles are responsibilities are as follows: 

Program/Project Management:  You will assist a Project Management Office (PMO) or similar team in day-to-day project task management, make connections across teams to drive identification and managing of inter-dependencies, drive clarity on objectives, priorities, and measures, schedule meetings with stakeholders, assist in requirement gathering and documentation, and participate in program ceremonies (stand ups, planning, refinement, etc.). You will do this work in support of our business partner workstreams, contributing to PMO deliverables including newsletters and quarterly business reporting, creation of unified program plans that deliver the program objectives, while also being accountable for identifying, assessing, and mitigating program risks and issues and removing impediments. Program/Project Managers utilize various project tooling to move tasks to completion such as Jira and Jira Align. You’ll shadow various workstream across the org to gain knowledge of different approaches. During your internship you can expect to be assigned an internal project with deliverables and milestones to completed throughout the internship. 

See below for our current list of Project & Program Management internships we are actively recruiting for in our Technology departments:   

  • Infrastructure & Cloud Services  – The ICS team unites technology and people to achieve our greatest potential by partnering to imagine and deliver intuitive, seamless experiences built upon secure, reliable platforms. 

  • Core Data & Analytics –  The CDA team leverages data to provide key insights, business intelligence and data science products that advance NM's strategic priorities 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications    

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems, Information Technology, Economics or related field from an accredited college or university  

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher  


Preferred skills and proficiencies    

  • Previous technology internship and/or relevant project experience  

  • 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   

  • Knowledge of SharePoint administration a plus   

  • Strong ability to develop relationships with internal and external partners

  • Strong leadership skills focused on facilitation of small group meetings; ability to deliver informative, well-organized documentation

Grow your career with a best-in-class company that puts our client’s interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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.