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Business Analytics Internship

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

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.


Internship Program Overview

Program objectives provide the intern with hands-on experiences through teamwork and collaboration, as well as individual work assignments.  Interns participate in a wide range of learning and development activities including job shadows, attending various speaking engagements and events designed to expose interns to other areas of the firm. Interns also have an opportunity to network with senior leaders across the firm, attend various social and work-sponsored events and are encouraged to engage in team volunteer opportunities within the community.

What's the role?

A Business Analytics Intern will be assigned to one department.  The specific responsibilities within each department will vary but basic responsibilities for all Interns may include:

  • Writing queries to collect data and perform analysis
  • Utilizing data visualization tools, such as PowerBI and Tableau, to assist in analysis
  • Participation in team reviews of analysis to provide additional insights and perspectives on analysis
  • Fulfillment of various routine and ad-hoc reporting requests as needed
  • Developing statistical models to predict productivity and behaviors
  • Various small projects and process assistance as needed

The function of each department is as follows:

Compliance:  Northwestern Mutual Enterprise Compliance team delivers insightful and comprehensive solutions including creative design and implementation of compliance management systems, specialized skills training, and evaluation of existing systems and processes.

Distribution Strategy:  Provide relevant, timely, and quality information that is used to inform business decisions and that creates a consistent understanding and interpretation of distribution performance.  Offer research, analysis, design and measurement of strategic initiatives working closely with business partners to drive aligned execution.


Bring Your Best! What this role needs:


  • Rising Junior or Senior (would have Junior or Senior status by summer)
  • Pursuing a degree in Statistics, Math, Economics, Computer Science, MIS, Quantitative Social Science, or related Quantitative field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask, prioritize work, take initiative, and be self-sufficient with responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well with others as a team and independently.
  • Desire for learning new technologies and analytic tools; as well as modeling and quantitative techniques.
  • Familiarity with reporting, analytical and query tools such as R, SAS, SQL, MSBI, SSRS.
  • Advanced abilities using MS Excel to include VBA and macro development.


  • Full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer, and Part-time (20-25 hours per week) during school year onsite at our Milwaukee, WI office
  • The work assignment is for approximately one year
  • Possibility of additional hours during school breaks


Position Type: Internship
Education Experience: Other
Employment Experience: 0-2 years
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Posting Date: 02/01/2019