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Software Engineering Internship (Mainframe), Summer 2022

  • Internship
  • Franklin, WI Corporate

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 1, 2022 to August 12, 2022.  This internship opportunity is offered in Milwaukee and Franklin, WI. Internship candidates who are relocating for the summer internship opportunity are eligible for round-trip airline/train travel and mileage reimbursement to and from your internship location and company-provided housing for the duration of the summer internship program in accordance with the company’s relocation policy. 

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!  

Mainframe Engineering Internship    

As a Software Engineer Intern (Mainframe), 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.

Interns will support a team of full-time software engineers, using a blend of modern and Mainframe technologies.  Interns will apply mainframe engineering best practices in order to analyze, design and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades. Teams pull work from a prioritized backlog. Work includes enhancements, regulatory changes, tech upgrades, new product work and problem ticket resolution.

Bring your best! Minimum qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, 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: Java, Python, C++, C#, PL/SQL, VB.Net, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, or database development (Oracle, MS SQL, or MySQL)

  • Mainframe experience is not required, but candidates must be interested in working with mainframe-based technologies

  • Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role 

Preferred skills and proficiencies   

  • Previous software engineering 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  

  • Ability to troubleshoot network, software, and hardware issues  

  • General database knowledge, basic SQL, and Object-oriented design (OOD) skills 

  • Mainframe exposure preferred but not required

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.  


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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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