Jared Shumway

Director of Internship Development

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Our internship program is more about developing people than selling products. You will go through several stages of training and development. Each phase has a specific purpose preparing you for a successful and rewarding internship experience. It will allow you to build a foundation of knowledge in the financial services industry, learning what it takes to be successful while sharpening your skills in communication and marketing to help build personal and professional self-confidence.

Once you have completed our top-notch training, you will work with specialists and full-time financial representatives to make recommendations to help clients achieve their short- and long-term financial goals. You will discover the rewards that come from helping others as you bring a full-service approach to your clients' needs and provide guidance and solutions that will have a positive impact for years to come.

As a year-round internship, you will generally work 15 to 20 hours per week during the school year and at least 40 hours per week in the summer. Along the way you will have mentoring support that goes beyond just supervision and business coaching that leads you to success. And, if you are looking for leadership roles, you can work toward a position as a College Unit Director or Team Captain, giving you a jump start on the leadership track.


Northwestern Mutual - A Top 10 Internship Program

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If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, want real-world business experience and are looking to make a difference, then an internship with Northwestern Mutual is right for you. As our Internship celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has also again been named one of the Top 10 internships in Vault's Top 50 Internships, 2017. This is the 21st consecutive year that the internship has been recognized in the ranking.

Our internship has been highly rated* due to its mentorship and career advancement opportunities, intern involvement, resume enhancement and unique appeal. But that’s just the beginning, other benefits include:

  • Practical guidance in your career selection process
  • The chance to develop networking and business relationship skills with the help of a mentor
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Securities registration and state licenses for life, health and accident insurance
  • Compensation in the same manner as a full-time financial representative
  • An opportunity to try out or get a head start on a career as a financial representative

One out of three former interns becomes a full-time financial representative following graduation. Our internship will give you a solid foundation of business-building skills and knowledge for immediate and future career success. The confidence you develop, coupled with insight you have gained as a financial representative intern, can put you on the path toward a profitable and fulfilling future.

*Northwestern Mutual ranks #4 overall across all industries on the Vault's Top 50 Internships for 2017.


Meet our College Leadership Team

Alex DobrinskaCorbin Green
Salt Lake team

Alex DobrinskaDavid Smith
Salt Lake team

Alex DobrinskaJoshua Moreland
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Alex DobrinskaColeman Ence
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Alex DobrinskaStephen Nelson
St. George team

Alex DobrinskaTate Hadley
Farmington team

Alex DobrinskaMichael Pelo
Provo team

Alex DobrinskaEric McIntyre
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Messages from our Former Interns

Many of our successful career financial representatives started out as interns. Here are their stories:

Alex DobrinskaLevi Swenson
Financial Representative since 2011



Barry Conrad FiesSam Rosen
Financial Representative since 2016





Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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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 21 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition

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To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck