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Sourcing & Procurement Internship

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 September, 2022 to August 2023.  This internship opportunity is offered in Milwaukee, WI.

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 to 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! 

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 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.