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Northwestern Mutual


At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Risk Analytics Internship

Businesses exist to take risks. In fact, anytime we choose to come together to try to serve some purpose or achieve a certain goal, we assume risk. If we didn't, we'd never advance beyond the status quo.

Good businesses take risk confidently. When we manage and govern our organizations, we need to facilitate risk-taking and decision-making in ways that are responsible and smart. This is where our Risk Analytics & Quantification (RAQ) team in Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity comes in.

The team provides accurate and trusted data and analytics products to business partners in Compliance, Privacy, Governance, Technology, and other key functions surrounding risk assessment and management. We quantify a variety of risk scenarios using statistical methods and cloud computing to enable well-informed decisions by senior leadership and our business partners. The team also provides analytical insights and key metrics via automated reporting in dashboards so that security risks can be continuously identified, prioritized, managed, and measured.

What is the role?

The Risk Analytics internship is designed to give students an opportunity to apply concepts, protocols and tools acquired through course work in the real world by working side-by-side with our RAQ professionals.The internship will focus on areas such as metrics reporting, creating statistical or machine learning models to predict behaviors or outcomes, and risk quantification using the Factor Analysis of Information Risk. Interns may be involved in providing day-to-day support as needed including:

  • Conducting quantitative analysis of risk scenarios
  • Creating scalable and automated solutions for cybersecurity quantification
  • Developing augmented analytics products and machine learning models for preventive detection
  • Building reports and dashboards
  • Presenting findings and key metrics to business partners

Qualified candidates would possess:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, time management, and customer service skills, including ability to be assertive and diplomatic
  • High degree of personal initiative, demonstrated ability to work independently, excellent follow-through ability and sense of personal accountability
  • Passion for problem solving, research, scientific method, quantitative analysis, decision modeling, and data visualization techniques
  • Intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to deliver innovative risk analytics solutions
  • Ability to access, gather, and analyze data from multiple internal and external sources
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Power BI skills (desirable, not a strict requirement)
  • DAX experience (desirable, not a strict requirement)

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

Active Senior status pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Sciences, or related field. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with a minimum of 9-12 credits in statistics, math, or computer programming. This role would work part time leading up to an opportunity to join Northwestern Mutual Full-Time after graduation.

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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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Bachelor's Degree

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