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Principal Data Analytics Internship Program (Summer 2021) in Des Moines, Iowa

See your future. And make it real.

Starting your career on the right track is important. That’s why we offer you a hands-on internship program full of focused activities and opportunities to gain experience, make connections, and learn the business from the inside out.

Whether your internship is virtual or onsite, here’s what you can expect:

  • Meet with senior executives and work alongside with experienced professionals

  • Gain career direction to help you achieve your professional and personal goals

  • Contribute to work that helps more people and businesses around the world save enough, have enough and protect enough

  • Explore new perspectives in an inclusive, welcoming culture

Principal has multiple opportunities for students interested in working in a fast-paced environment within the growing field of data analytics!

This particular opportunity will be working with one of our business unit analytics teams! You'll be responsible for tasks could include:

  • Help produce data strategies and make recommendations to a wide variety of audiences

  • Mining data sources and making that data easy to interpret through visuals and other consumable formats

  • Participate in project teams to develop and maintain processes and work with in-time or scheduled metrics and reporting

  • Apply a variety of statistical techniques to business problems in order to generate insights

What key characteristics will make you a good fit for a data analytics internship?

  • The curiosity and desire to dig to find answers within data

  • Strong story telling abilities to translate data into insights for business partners or less technical audiences

  • Desire to explore new data techniques, languages, and data sources

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or completed undergraduate or graduate level degree program in data analytics, statistics, or related field

  • Exposure to data analytics through coursework, previous internship, etc...

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA or better

  • Involvement in student organizations on respective campus or in the community

  • Exposure to one or more of the following: Python, R, or SAS, whether through development, course work or other experience

  • Strong SQL knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience

  • Previous internship or work experience in a related field

  • A plus, but not preferred, exposure to Java, .Net, or VBA

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Shiny, Poltly, Flask, D3, Power BI, SAS VA, Tableau


Internship location will be either onsite in Des Moines, IA or virtually from your location selection. Decisions on the location will be shared throughout the interview process.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes, but is not limited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Global Investors positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

While our expertise spans the globe, we're bound by one common purpose: to foster a world where financial security is accessible to all. And our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees – individually and all of us together. Explore our core values, benefits and why we’re an exceptional place to grow your career.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 2020-28382

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Pension

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: No

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Post End Date: 11/2/2020