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Project Manager Internship, Summer 2024

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 May 30, 2024 to August 9, 2024. 

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 abilities and interests. We provide exposure to real-world business perspectives through hands-on learning and significant 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! 

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: 

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. 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 results and breakthroughs to complete throughout the internship. 

See below for our current list of Project Management internships we are actively recruiting for: 

  • Wealth & Investment Management - Wealth PMO is responsible for managing the portfolio of initiatives for the Wealth & Investment Management department, providing overall Portfolio Governance & Process/Procedure ownership and supplying Program Managers, Project Managers, and Business Analysts to support the delivery of individual projects of all sizes. 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications  

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

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher 

Preferred skills and proficiencies  

  • Effective oral and written communication skills 

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability 

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

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities 

  • Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SharePoint administration highly desired 

  • Strong ability to develop relationships with internal and external partners 

  • Strong leadership skills passionate about facilitation of small group meetings; ability to deliver insightful, well-organized documentation 

Required Certifications:

Compensation Range:







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

Northwestern 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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


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.