Northern Trust

Northern Trust

Intern - Operations

Tempe, AZ
+1 location
Chicago, IL
  • Responsibilities

    At Northern Trust, we place a huge value on “fit” – our clients, the services we provide, the technology we create, and most importantly, the people we hire.

    As an intern applicant, we want to get to know you - what you value, how you solve problems, what you aspire to, and whether we’re a good “fit” for your skills and career goals. And if it’s a fit, then the opportunities extend beyond the internship – summer interns have first access to explore and apply to full-time positions available after graduation.

    Why Northern Trust?

    Opportunity for Growth - Our employees have grown with our business, expanding their skills, their roles, and their earning potential. As an intern, get hands on experience working in a dynamic and growth-oriented business environment.

    Unique Culture - People matter at Northern Trust – leaders are accessible and vested in mentoring employees – including our interns. At Northern Trust, you’ll be part of a collaborative work culture that encourages personal development and movement within the company.

    Do work that matters - Northern Trust is committed to contributing to the communities we serve. In addition to opportunities for volunteering and community service for employees, our clients include research institutions, museums, foundations, universities, and philanthropists who collectively invest tens of billions in fostering positive change around the world.

    We’d love to learn more about how your experience and areas of interest could be the right fit with a diverse, ethical company that is also one of the world’s most admired:

    “Ranked #1, America’s Best Employers for Diversity” (Forbes Magazine, 2018) “A World's Most Ethical Company” (Ethisphere Institute, 2017 – 4th Consecutive Year) “World’s Most Admired Companies” (Fortune Magazine, 2019 – 13th Consecutive Year)

    The Northern Trust Intern Program With a 130-year history, trillions of dollars in assets and a worldwide reputation for service, expertise and integrity, a Northern Trust internship is a unique opportunity to learn and develop critical skills for your career. While adding one of the world’s most stable and respected institutions to your resume, you will be engaged in various activities:

    A. Contribute - Be a contributing member of a team working on real world projects for our clients. Our interns are active and valued members of the teams they are placed on.

    B. Intern Programming - Professional development throughout the intern experience includes weekly lunch & learns, a group research and presentation project, volunteer opportunities, and every intern is paired up with a mentor.

    C. Learning & Networking - We encourage our interns to learn as much as they can about different opportunities within financial services. Part of your “work” includes meeting with full time employees for informational coffees and meetings – all of which help you develop skills and get a better perspective on where you want to take your career.

    Intern Placement Opportunities – Members of the Campus Recruiting team will determine fit/placements based on opportunities available and candidates’ experience and career goals.

    Day-to-day work assignments could be in:

    Asset Management - serves affluent individuals and families as well as institutional clients in more than 40 countries around the world through investment solutions that include fixed income, quantitative and active equity products and a multi-manager advisory platform.

    Corporate Groups - support the entire organization, providing human resources, risk management, financial management and legal, audit and facilities services. Get exposure and experience in seeing how a major global company executes strategy and pursues its vision.

    Corporate & Institutional Services (C&IS) - provides a comprehensive array of banking, accounting and operational solutions to institutional clients around the world. Clients rely on us to protect their assets and to provide the data they need to manage their portfolios.

  • Qualifications

    Our ten-week summer internship program focuses on hiring rising senior undergraduate students who meet most or all of the following:

    • Current full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Active communicator with leadership, teamwork and client servicing ability
    • Analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
    • Adaptable with ability to learn quickly in high-pressure environments
    • Well-rounded with an appreciation of diversity and inclusion
    • Knowledge of and interest in the financial services industry

    We do not/will not sponsor Intern Program candidates for work authorization, including H-1B petitions.

    Application Process: Complete stages 1, 2 and 3 to be considered for an in person interview.

    Stage 1 – Online Application. Click on Apply for Job and complete your online application where we ask you for personal information, academic history and check your eligibility. After completing this stage satisfactorily you will receive an email invitation to complete Stage 2.

    *Stage 2 – Career eNTry online assessment. * Take a brief online assessment so we can identify key skills and attributes important for working at Northern Trust. On passing the assessment you will receive an email invitation to complete Stage 3.

    *Stage 3 – On Demand Video Interview. * You’ll be invited to record answers to a number of short interview questions. You may be asked about your knowledge of Northern Trust your strengths and your motivations to start your career with us.

    Once you have completed all 3 stages a Recruiter will review all the information you have provided and contact you if you have been selected for an in person interview.

    Keep an eye on your email for the invitations, including your spam folders. Add to your safe sender list.

    If you apply to more than one position you’ll only need to complete the assessment and on demand video interview once.

    Good luck, we are looking forward to learning more about you.

    Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email us at

  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • Locations
    Tempe, AZ • Chicago, IL
  • About Us
    For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building a legacy of outstanding service, expertise, and integrity. With over 18,000 employees globally, we serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.