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Public Investments – Municipal Trading Analytics 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 fulltime onsite internship program, running from June 2024 to August 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. 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 – Municipal Trading/Credit Analytics Internship   

As a Public Investments 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  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 Municipal, Investment Grade Corporate, Emerging Market, High Yield Corporate, Structured Product, Government, and related Derivative assets.  

  • Participate in the day-to-day investment processes of the Municipal Team 
  • Assist in the creation of a trading analytics to quantify relative value opportunities based on trading levels and desired relative portfolio positioning
  • Participate in asset class, industry strategy, and investment/portfolio position meetings with both internally as well as externally with Wall Street counterparties
  • Complete ad-hoc projects with Senior Credit Analysts, as well as the Group Head/Senior Portfolio Manager

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications   

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Investments, Computer Science, Data Science, 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: Finance, Investments, Coding, or similar concentration 
  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role

Preferred skills and proficiencies   


  • Statistics/data analysis coursework and/or experience 
  • Background in bond pricing mathematics
  • Experience with Bloomberg (can be completed prior to starting internship) Power BI or Tableau
  • Ability to manipulate multiple datasets into a front-end interface for trading or Credit Research (options include but are not limited to: Excel, PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Datasets are often originated in an Excel format; however the manipulation can be done with other software (Visual Basic, SAS, Python, R)
  • Mandatory detailed documentation of all work product


  • Passion for the art and science of investing 
  • 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  

The expected pay range for this position is $23.75 - $25.25 per hour


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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.