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Public Investments Internship (MBA/MS) - Summer 2023

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

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 interviewed to be hired on to one or more investment teams at Northwestern Mutual 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!  

Public Investments – Graduate-Level (MBA/MS) Credit Investment Internship

Who We Are :  The Public Investments Department within Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, LLC (NMIMC) manages the public markets investments of Northwestern Mutual, with more than $100 billion under management in Investment Grade Corporate, Structured Product, Emerging Market, High Yield Corporate, Government, Municipal, and related Derivative assets.

Internship Role and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the day-to-day investment processes of one or more credit investment management teams

  • Assist in the creation and presentation of market, industry and company outlooks and company-specific forecast models and recommendations

  • Participate in asset class and industry strategy and investment/portfolio positioning meetings and discussions

  • Participate in asset class, industry and company-specific communications with company management teams and Wall Street research analysts, strategists and economists

  • Assist Senior Analysts, Portfolio Managers and Traders with ad-hoc projects


  • First year standing for 2022-2023 academic year in a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science program in Finance, Investments or similar concentration

  • Passion for the art and science of investing

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Desire to be challenged  

  • Motivation to learn

Desirable qualifications

  • Relevant work experience

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel)

  • Statistics/data analysis coursework and/or experience

  • Web scraping and other programming coursework and/or experience

  • Experience with Bloomberg and PowerBI

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. 


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.