Skip to content

Sourcing & Procurement Internship, Fall 2023

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

This is a year-long internship. Internship candidates can expect a full-time onsite internship program during the summer and part-time during the school year. The expected start date for this internship will be November 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. 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! 

Sourcing & Procurement Internship 

As a Sourcing & Procurement 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. Sourcing & Procurement at NM works with third-party Suppliers that provide Northwestern Mutual a good or service. Specifically, Sourcing & Procurement is specifically looking for an intern that will help and learn to: 

  • Negotiate Contracts 
  • Conduct Data/Cost/Risk Analysis 
  • Manage Supplier Relationships 
  • Perform supplier risk management 
  • Continue to develop our supplier diversity and sustainability programs 
  • Define processes, guidelines and policies 

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications 

Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Supply Chain, Accounting, Investments, 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, Supply Chain, Accounting, Investments, Data Science, or IT Management 

Employer immigration sponsorship is not available for this role 


Preferred skills and proficiencies 

  • Previous Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting or Investments internship and/or relevant project experience 
  • Experience with Power BI and data analytics tools 
  • 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 

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 abilities 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. 



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.

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

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.