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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, than an internship with the 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.

*Vault Guide to Internships, 2016.

Our Internship Opportunity

After completing the internship, the knowledge you have gained, coupled with the opportunity to join Northwestern Mutual in Carlsbad as a full-time contracted Financial Representative, can lead you to a fulfilling future. Eligible benefits include:

  • Practical guidance in your career selection process
  • The chance to develop your networking and business relationship skills
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Securities license, state licenses for life, health, and accident insurance opportunities and a head start program for a career as a full-time contracted Financial Representative
  • Compensation in the same manner as a full-time contracted Financial Representative
  • Actual business experience for your resume
  • Test drive the Financial Representative career

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 Northwestern Mutual in Carlsbad is right for you. Visit us at one of our campus events or contact a recruiter below for more information about our unique program.

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We routinely visit these campuses for events, talks, and interviews:

Day in the Life of a Northwestern Mutual Intern:


Kyle Stits  
College Unit Director


Kyle Stits was born and raised in Encinitas, California. He attended San Dieguito High School, and then went on to study at California State University San Marcos where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Kyle began his career at Northwestern Mutual in 2013 as an intern. His dedication to helping people obtain financial security led him to his decision to pursue a financial planning career full-time. Kyle is excited to be leading the unit that he began his career in and sharing with others his experience and knowledge of the business. Outside of work, Kyle enjoys outdoor acitivities such as fishing and hiking. He also enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and black labrador, Jack.

Kara McCarron
Director of Recruitment and Selection


Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She joined Northwestern Mutual in Atlanta in 2005 where she served as an associate financial representative. Upon moving to San Diego in 2011, Kara joined the newly opened Carlsbad office, where her main focus is to recuit and develop quaility individuals to expand the Northwestern Mutual reach in northern San Diego County.  Kara lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Loni. She enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her family.

Jinan Halim
Recruiting Coordinator



Born in Louisiana, Jinan and her family made the move to San Diego in 2011. She went on to pursue her education at California State University San Marcos where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Jinan joined Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad in 2015 as a PR Intern where she helped coordinate Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad's first philanthropic golf tournament event in partnership with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event helped raise money and awareness about childhood cancer and was a great success. Shortly after graduating in May 2016, Jinan took on the role as a Sales Execution Team member where she helped financial representatives manage their practice. Her love for connecting with people led her to wanting to pursue her career in recruiting where she is now the recruiting coordinator. Jinan lives in Carlsbad with her family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.


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

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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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