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Principal Financial Group Data Analytics Internship (Graduate Level or Above) - #223615 in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Area: Data Science & AnalyticsBusiness Area: Glbl Ctr for Brand and InsightLocation: IA - Des MoinesCareer Category: InternFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: TemporaryDate Posted: 2019-10-31

What you'll do

Principal has an exciting internship opportunity with our corporate analytics team!

You will work collaboratively with experienced business leaders and data scientists to enhance business capabilities by utilizing machine learning, statistical inference, and data manipulation skills. We need someone who is curious, self-motivated, and result-oriented. You'll be responsible for a variety of tasks including (but not limited to):

  • Building analytic systems & frameworks to solve recurring business challenges

  • Identifying and mining data sources

  • Presenting findings to a range of stakeholders

What key characteristics will make you a good fit for this opportunity?

  • The curiosity and desire to dig to find answers

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

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • Belief in the value of reproducible research and open data science


Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing or completed a graduate degree program in STEM field

  • Knowledge of a range of statistical and machine learning techniques.

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA or better

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exposure to one or more of the following: Python, R, SQL

  • Exposure to data visualization concepts & best practices

  • Proficiency with one or more of the following: NLP, time series, propensity & uplift modelling, machine learning frameworks, graph algorithms

  • Exposure or interest in the following subjects: Customer Experience/Voice of Customer, Distribution Analytics, Cross-sell/Up-sell products

This is the paid full-time internship located in Des Moines, IA for the summer months of 2020. (Around 40 hours/week during business hours)

How we hire

Once you apply, your application is hand reviewed by our talent team. Generally within a few weeks, the team makes interview selection decisions and communicates those via email. If selected, you’ll receive an email from Principal Talent Team to complete a pre-recorded interview on your own time. Be sure to check your email frequently and follow the steps shared to submit timely.

Learn more about our hiring steps and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of 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.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to follow a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations 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.

Who we are

We help people build the kinds of lives they dream about—empowered by financial security and stability. We started in 1879 (yes, 1879) as an insurance company. Today, we’re a member of the FORTUNE 500® and a global investment management leader.

So that’s what we do. As far as who we are, well, we believe that how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Doing what’s right has been a part of who we are for more than 140 years. We focus on taking care of not only our employees, customers and advisors, but also the people who live in the communities where we do business.

Learn more about our values in the workplace.