Kristin N Hoefert

Executive Director of Recruitment
Office 605-361-9788

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Vault Top Internships

For the 20th consecutive year, Northwestern Mutual's internship program was named the #1 internship for students seeking careers in the financial services industry. Northwestern Mutual ranks #5 overall across all industries on Vault's Top Ten Internships for 2016, and is the only company to be recognized for 20 straight years.


A Day In The Life: Northwestern Mutual Intern

An internship with Northwestern Mutual offers a challenging, real-world opportunity to experience a career in financial services. You will be supported and mentored. Ideal candidates need a strong work ethic, the ability to balance school and work, and a drive to succeed


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

  • Securities registration and state licenses for life, health and accident insurance

  • An opportunity to try out or get a head start on a career as a financial representative

One out of three 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.

* Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2016 edition


Northwestern Mutual - Sioux Falls recruits and actively participates in many career centers at the following colleges and universities in the surrounding area:
·         Augustana College
·         Black Hills State University
·         Briar Cliff University
·         Buena Vista University
·         Chadron State College
·         Dakota State University
·         Dakota Wesleyan University
·         Dordt College
·         Morningside College
·         Northern University
·         Presentation College
·         University of Sioux Falls
·         University of South Dakota

If you're ready to be your own boss, set your own hours and make a positive impact on people's lives everyday, then turn your dreams into reality and find out what a career as a Financial Representative or Intern with Northwestern Mutual - Sioux Falls can do for you, call us at (605) 323-6637.

Spencer Gossel


Spencer is housed in our Rapid City office and is responsible for all the recruiting in the Black Hills area.

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 21 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition

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To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck