Northwestern Mutual- A Top 10 Internship Program*


Northwestern Mutual’s Internship Program has provided over 41,000 students from all over the country. In fact, Vault, Inc. ranked the Northwestern Mutual internship program a Top Ten Internship for 21 straight years (*Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition).

Many internships produce WORK through people, our internship develops PEOPLE through work. You will learn what it takes to be successful, while sharpening your skills in communications and marketing to help build personal and professional self-confidence.  You will also discover the rewards that come from helping others as you bring full-service approach to your clients’ needs and provide guidance and solutions that will have a positive impact on families and businesses for yours to come.

One out of three former interns becomes a full-time financial representative following graduation. Our internship provides a great chance for students to combine what they’ve learned in the classroom with a real-life look into what they could truly make of themselves. With real world experience coupled with insight you have gained as a financial representative intern, can put you on the path toward a profitable and fulfilling future.

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 Capital Region of New York is right for you.

If you’re ready to be highly trained, mentored, set your own hours, and make a positive impact on people’s lives every day, then turn your dreams into reality and find out what a career as a Financial Representative or Intern with Northwestern Mutual  - Capital Region offices can do for you, call us at 518-785-4141.


  • Completed two academic years toward a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • History of personal success.
  • Accept candidates from all academic majors
  • Coachable


















Northwestern Mutual recruits and actively participates in many career center and class/club talks at the following colleges and universities surrounding the Capital Region.

  • Siena College
  • SUNY Albany
  • The College of St. Rose
  • Union College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Skidmore College
  • The Sage Colleges
  • HVCC
  • and many others….
Northwestern Mutual has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies1.

1A.M. Best Company A++ (highest), 5/2015; Fitch Ratings AAA (highest), 9/2015; Moody's Investors Service Aaa (highest), 8/2015; Standard and Poor's AA+ (second highest), 5/2015. Ratings are subject to change.  

 Mary Kay Murphy

Mary Kay Murphy

Chief Recruitment Officer
Mobile 518-578-1479

My Networks: LinkedIn

Responsible for the strategy, training, and development of our recruiters, and overseeing our Top Ten internship program.

 Cherish Ortiz

Cherish Ortiz
Office 518-785-4141

Equipping individuals with the knowledge of how a career as an Advisor with Northwestern Mutual can be beneficial and rewarding.

 Molly Leclair

Molly Leclair

Campus Recruiter
Office 518-785-4141

Forming relationships between universities & Northwestern Mutual to recruit the best-fit students for our College Financial Representative Program.

 Rodney Lewis Jr

Rodney Lewis Jr

Director of Recruitment
Office 518-785-4141
Mobile 917-251-7944

My Networks: Twitter

Building relationships through our “Mutual Selection Process” to help you realize your true potential.

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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