Principal Financial Group Investments Intern - Summer 2018 (Seattle) (only available to Women in Asset Management Conference attendees) - #220722 in Seattle, Washington

Job Area: InvestmentsBusiness Area: PGI EdgeLocation: WA - SeattleCareer Category: InternFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: TemporaryDate Posted: 2017-07-17

This internship opportunity is exclusively available to Principal Women in Asset Management Conference Attendees.

Pursue your calling and make an impact.

We know it’s important to get off to a great start with your career. Principal offers multiple opportunities to gain experience, make connections, and provide fast-tracked opportunities to learn our business from the inside out.

You’re not just looking for an internship.

We hear you. That’s why working with us isn’t just about skill sets and job responsibilities. We care about offering you diverse experiences, rewarding challenges, and global opportunities that push you to reach for bigger life goals.

The Internship Experience

Principal will host 200 interns across various business units and teams. You will meet with senior executives, gain career direction, and contribute to work that helps our customers live their best lives - all at a Fortune 500 company who invests in your personal and professional development.


Edge Asset Management will host an undergrad intern during the Summer of 2018. During this internship, you will assist our investment, marketing, and operation teams. Your time with the investment team may include conducting fundamental research to assist in the identification of potential investments as well as industry and asset class research, financial modeling and valuation, and investment due diligence. In addition, you will aid in the development and production of marketing materials and assist with supporting the investment management and marketing operations including the evaluation of performance attribution.


  • Candidates must be a Principal Women in Asset Mangement Conference Attendee to be considered for this position.

  • Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in finance, business, economics, accounting or a related field and have at least one semester of coursework post summer 2018.

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered

  • Knowledge and interest of investments combined with excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Advanced PC skills and proficiency with Excel required. Investment related software knowledge preferred. Exposure to Factset, Bloomberg, Barra1, Capital IQ, SQL, VBA, eVestment, etc. are a plus.

  • Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work independently.

This position is a full-time (35-40 hours per week) paid internship in Seattle, Washington during the summer of 2018. Early hours may be required as business hours follow the US stock market and business need.

Investment Code of Ethics

You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.