Northwestern Mutual - A Top 10* Internship Program

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, want real-world business experience and are looking to make a difference, then an internship with Northwestern Mutual is right for you. Our internship has been highly rated due to its mentorship and career advancement opportunities, intern involvement, resume enhancement and unique appeal. But that’s just the beginning, other benefits include:

  • Practical guidance in your career selection process
  • The chance to develop networking and business relationship skills with the help of a mentor
  • Flexible work schedule
  • An opportunity to transition from college classes to a career in a Fortune 500 company

Transitioning to a Successful Career

  • 1 out of 3 former interns becomes a full-time Financial Representative following graduation.
  • Our internship will give you a solid foundation of business-building skills and knowledge for immediate and future career success.
  • The confidence you develop, coupled with insight you have gained as a Financial Representative Intern, can put you on the path toward a profitable and fulfilling future with Northwestern Mutual.

* Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2016 edition

Meet Our Former Interns

Ron Krizek, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Representative

Ron is a Wisconsin native and earned his degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with majors in Accounting and Finance. He is recognized as a unique professional resource, helping executives build and preserve net worth. In addition, he has helped business owners with business continuity and succession planning. He coordinates with other client advisors to achieve innovative solutions. Ron is also involved with University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Foundation Board of Trustees, and Children's Hospital President’s Council and Circle of Care. He created the Ronald and Marjorie Krizek Fund within the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to help the Milwaukee community, as well as sponsoring scholarships at Brookfield Academy and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Ron is married to Marjorie and has two children, and two grandchildren.  Outside of business and his family, Ron enjoys fishing, hunting, and golf.

Cody Penkwitz

Financial Representative

Cody joined the Northwestern Mutual family in spring of 2015 as a college financial representative.  By December of 2015, he graduated from Concordia University - Mequon with a degree in Business Administration.  After his graduation and upon hitting Power of 10 in the first 2 months as a College Financial Representative, he transitioned into the full-time role. 



Scott Schwertfeger, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor

While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Scott Schwertfeger was drawn to Northwestern Mutual by the prospect of unlimited opportunity for professional achievement. In 1993, as a sophomore, he joined Northwestern Mutual as a College Intern. While maintaining a full class load for his degree, he was recognized as a member of the second place team for College Interns. Upon graduation in 1996, Scott became a full-time Financial Representative and enjoyed helping clients achieve financial security. In 2009, he was recognized as one of the top 300 Financial Representatives out of a field force of 8,000 Representatives.

Charles Wroblewski

Financial Representative

Charlie applied for the Financial Representative Internship at the Derrickson Financial Group in downtown Indianapolis in the fall of 2009 while he was studying Actuarial Science at Butler.  The internship proved to be an incredible experience because he earned the privilege to convert to a full-time Financial Representative in the summer of 2011, joining the North Shore firm in 2012.



Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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