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Underwriting Intern

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Franklin, WI, 53132

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


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.


What's the role?

The Operations Department

This is a year-round, paid internship opportunity in the Life New Business Underwriting Department at our Franklin, WI campus. Our internship will provide students with a variety of work assignments which will:

  • Supplement academic studies with actual learning experiences.
  • Familiarize students with the workflow and core job duties within our Operations area and other supporting departments.
  • Provide an experience that could potentially lead to a full time opportunity in one of the Operational Department Areas.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attend training classes during the summer to expose intern to the fundamentals of life insurance underwriting
  • Work part time (20hr per week) during the school year to accommodate the school schedule and full time (40 hours) during the summer. 
  • Actively process and issue basic life insurance applications.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and handle a high volume of casework and phone calls.
  • Shadow various work teams to have a greater understanding of the operational areas.
  • Attend team meetings.
  • Active involvement in projects, lean processing events and committee work.
  • Network with a variety of people across departments.



Bring Your Best! What this role needs:



A qualified student will need to be in good academic standing, entering their senior year the Fall of 2019 and should have a career interest in the Applied Health Sciences, Pre-Health programs, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Finance, Business, Communications and/or Insurance Risk Management field.  Must have strong interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  Candidates must successfully complete all testing as required.  Other skills and abilities required include:  

  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication, leadership and negotiating skills.
  • Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • A willingness to accept challenges and take appropriate risks.


Please note; this Internship opportunity begins Summer 2019 at our campus in Franklin, WI


Req ID: 24546
Position Type: Internship
Education Experience: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Employment Experience: 0-2 years
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Posting Date: 01/04/2019