PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Intern - Principal Portfolio Strategies in DES MOINES, Iowa

Intern - Principal Portfolio Strategies (Summer 2018) - #220866Job Area:InvestmentsBusiness Area:Principal FundsLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:InternFull/Part Time:Full TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:09/12/2017Pursue 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 ExperiencePrincipal 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.Did we mention you'll have plenty of time to explore Des Moines?Principal is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the Midwest's best-kept secret. You'll get a chance to network at social events and volunteer in the community with peers and team members. From its miles of trails and lakes, local wineries and breweries, to world-class music, theater and a thriving foodie scene, Des Moines offers big-city perks with small-town charm.Responsibilities:We have two great opportunities the summer of 2018! As a Principal Portfolio Strategies Intern in Principal Global Investors, you will get the opportunity to research and analyze investment information for our Principal Portfolio Strategies team to support either the selection, evaluation, and on-going monitoring of internal and external investment managers or the modeling and risk assessment of multi-asset portfolios. You may also get the opportunity to support team initiatives through participation in projects, process reviews and system enhancements.Qualifications:Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in business or related field, preferably with a major in finance, economics or accounting3.0 GPA required with a preference towards 3.5+ GPAGeneral understanding of basic accounting and finance principles, financial statements and financial markets is requiredMust have general knowledge of investment vehicles, strategies, and theoriesAbility to efficiently and effectively research, compile and analyze information is requiredMust have solid Excel abilityInterpersonal skills required include the ability to work independently, take initiative, be detail-oriented, and effectively prioritize tasksMust have good written and oral communication skills to be able to effectively and professionally communicate with internal and external contactsInvestment 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.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.Visa Sponsorship:This position is intended to groom potential applicants for full-time roles at Principal. These positions are not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization, therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time. Due to the fact student visas (J1, F1, etc...) are time-limited, we regret we cannot consider candidates on student visas.Keywords:PFGInternThe