Underwriting Intern
Franklin, WI 
Posted 26 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job/Internship Description
At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Year Round Underwriter - Life New Business Underwriting Department

About Our Company

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 and preservation. The company has the highest financial strength ratings awarded in the industry, managing a portfolio of over $280B in assets and distributing an unparalleled amount of dividends to its policy owners annually.

The Operations Department

Northwestern Mutual has two, year-round paid internship opportunities in the Life New Business Underwriting Department at our Franklin, WI campus. Our internship will provide a student with a variety of work assignments which will:

  • Supplement academic studies with actual learning experiences.
  • Familiarize a student 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.


A qualified student will need to be in good academic standing, entering their senior year the Fall of 2020 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.

Build a strong career foundation with a best-in-class company that puts our client's interests at the center of all we do. Get started now!

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.

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Position No Longer Available
Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
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