Northwestern Mutual has been helping clients achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Join our team in carrying on that tradition. As a financial representative intern, you’ll get real-world job experience as you discover a career with flexibility and rewards.

Teamwork. Training. Hard work. Fun. It’s part of what has made the Northwestern Mutual internship program a Top Ten Internship1 for the past 23 years in a row.

When you join our financial representative internship program, you'll be supported by a team of people  that will:

  • Help you master our personalized planning process to provide financial solutions tailored to each client’s needs over his or her lifetime.
  • Help you build on your classroom learning and develop lifelong skills.
  • Work with your school schedule, with internships that are available to full-time students either full time during the summer or part time during the school year.
  • Our interns are encouraged to pursue credentials and experience leadership roles while they gain real-world experience in the financial services industry.

1Vault Guide to Top Internships, 1997-2019

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What happens during an internship with Northwestern Mutual?



What does a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual actually do? Follow three Northwestern Mutual financial representative interns as they show us a typical day, provide insights to the job, the positive and negative aspects, and find out what they love about it. Understand how they learn by doing and uncover their potential for business success. 

Whether you know where your college education is taking you or you're still keeping your options open, you owe it to yourself to see if Northwestern Mutual's Internship Program with the Memphis network office is right for you.

Our values of growth, relationships, integrity and passion give college students the opportunity to learn how to effectively operate in the professional world while having fun at the same time. Upon completion of the Internship, participants are on the fast track to a profitable and fulfilling future, both at the Memphis network office and beyond.

What can you expect during your internship?

Tanner Shanks
Financial Representative Intern

"I am a recent graduate from Christian Brothers University in Memphis.  I began the internship after graduation.  Right from the start I was given the sales training and knowledge needed to succeed in this career.  The insight and experience from the other Financial Reps in the office was extremely helpful and always present.  I am learning invaluable skills such as sales, marketing and communication that I will use throughout my business career."

- Tanner Shanks, Intern with Northwestern Mutual - Memphis 2012

The Opportunity

If you are interested in an internship with real work experience or are a college graduate who is ready to begin your career and be compensated for your hard work, determination, commitment, energy, and drive, and make a positive impact on people’s lives everyday then turn your dreams into reality and contact Sara Kennon at 901-260-2150 to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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