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Internships & Co-ops

Whether you’re a student seeking an internship, co-op, or educational opportunities, the Principal Financial Group is the perfect place to begin your career. At the Principal Financial Group, you'll work in a professional environment with a focus on flexibility.

Working for a Fortune 500 company that's a leader in the financial services industry, gives you endless opportunities for an exciting and fulfilling future. We look for outstanding students who are dedicated and passionate about their field. We actively recruit students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in many disciplines.

Experience through internships

Gain hands-on experience for 3 months over the summer. You'll work on challenging projects, network with professionals and learn from some of the best minds in the financial services business.

Additionally, several interns will be honored with a VIP Scholarship of $2,500, to be used for college expenses the following academic year.

Additional experience with co-ops

Essentially, this is a longer-term internship. Co-ops typically last six to nine months, allowing for more hands-on and in-depth training to work on a variety of projects.

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The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify participant. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you live in or are applying for work in NJ, view and print information about your rights (PDF).

Student Opportunities

Become part of an award-winning IT community with an IT internship at The Principal. Learn more.

Learn more about IT Internship criteria and how to apply.

Our Leadership Development Rotation Program gives recent graduates a broad overview of the company quickly. Learn more.

Learn more about Leadership Development Program qualification criteria and how to apply.

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