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Wealth Management Business Development Intern

Ameriprise Financial

Wealth Management Business Development Intern
Minneapolis, MN Internship Paid



  • Competitive wage.
  • Develop professionally and personally.
  • Challenging and significant work.
  • Exposure to senior leaders.
  • Network with peers and co-workers.
  • Involvement in the community.
  • Positioning for the future.
  • Housing for out-of-state interns.


Advice & Wealth Management (AWM) Business Development and Operations is the growth engine for Ameriprise Financial and approximately 10,000 branded financial advisors who help clients plan to achieve their dreams and financial goals and a dedicated corporate staff focused on driving profitable growth in the employee and franchise advisor platforms. Specifically, the corporate staff focuses on areas of operations such as advisor recruiting and practice acquisitions, compensation, real estate, communications, training, project management, practice management, advisor business development and risk mitigation.

The AWM Business Development and Operations internship program offers participating individuals a summer internship in one of the corporate staff areas with a variety of business management opportunities.

Ameriprise Financial does not offer internships for students with F-1 visas.


As an intern in AWM Business Development and Operations, you’ll develop a working knowledge of business management from idea inception to execution. You’ll learn various reporting methods as well as how to make sound business decisions and execute deliverables in a deadline-oriented environment — all while enhancing your team building and communication skills.

Responsibilities may vary depending on assigned project and could include:

  • Participating on project teams responsible for implementing new programs for advisors.
  • Recommending and leading enhancements to existing processes.
  • Creating, updating and managing review processes for new/existing communications.
  • Drafting and maintaining project plans and status reports.
  • Capturing and tracking project issues and assisting with resolution.

Past Intern Projects:

  • Assist with practice acquisition analyses and due diligence reviews.
  • Build and review content for internal website.
  • Participate in the advisor recruiting process.
  • Build and review advisor training materials.
  • Build and own internal department newsletter.


Required Qualifications

  • Current juniors pursuing majors in human resources, management, communications, business management, finance, economics or a related field.
  • Excellent academic performance with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Dynamic interpersonal and consultative skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Excel.

About Us

With the right company, life can be brilliant

At Ameriprise, we’re not just in the business of managing our clients’ finances — we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential, too.

Be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions and work with other talented individuals who share your passion for doing great work. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a strong ethical company that cares, take the next step to create a brilliant career at Ameriprise Financial.