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Principal Financial Group IT Communications and Training Internship (Summer 2023) in Des Moines, Iowa


IT Communications and Training Internship

Our technology and engineering internship program offers opportunities for 95+ interns and has a strong reputation with over 20 years of history. You’ll work on real projects collaborating with a range of team members, including other interns through senior level management. We'll place you in a role customized to your expertise and interests, all while working in an Agile team environment. You'll be assigned a formal leader and mentor to help guide you through the program. This is an excellent opportunity to understand and learn more about Principal’s technology organization!

As an IT Communications and Training intern , project involvement could include:

  • Collaborating with business partners, IT teams, and all other roles supporting strategic and non-strategic needs

  • Handling IT certification programs

  • Under general direction, supporting business partners in realizing their strategic and operational goals by assisting in designing, writing, editing, and maintaining communication and training pieces

  • Playing a key role in the development and execution of our awards and sponsorships strategy for technology

  • Partnering with others to determine communication and training development objectives based on needs. Analyzing the situation, gathering data, and asking probing questions to recommend effective solutions. Executing against plan

  • Using data to measure success and refine approaches

What to expect from your internship

We’re committed to providing you a great experience regardless of your preferred location. Principal is committed to continuously enhancing capabilities to provide a highly collaborative hybrid work environment.

Our internship program offers many different ways to connect, network, and collaborate. Hear from Principal's senior-most leaders through our Executive Speaker Series and collaborate with interns across the company in cross-disciplinary teams during our annual IT Intern Code Jam. To learn more specific details about our internship program and what to expect, clickhere ( .



  • Currently enrollment - or has a degree - in a preferred English or Journalism field of study with an interest in science, technology, engineering, math, or management

  • Minimum 2.8 Cumulative GPA

  • Involvement in student organizations on respective campus, within the community or prior internship experience

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • A passion for technology which includes:

  • Technical curiosity

  • Ability to think critically and solution for technology-based problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership positions within student, work, or community organizations

  • Technical writing projects or coursework experience

  • Communications experience or coursework

  • Journalism experience or coursework

  • Past internship or work experience in communications or training

  • Technical knowledge of:

  • Automation tooling

  • Software development frameworks

  • Agile and other methodologies

  • DevOps

  • Product Development

  • Business Process Management

  • UX/UI

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range

$28 - $32 / hour

Additional Information

Internship Stipend

You will receive a lump sum stipend of $3,000. This amount is intended to support incidental expenses you may incur as part of your internship. The Company will provide a tax gross-up on this stipend as a financial benefit, but is not intended to compensate for all tax liabilities.

Pay Transparency

Principal offers competitive pay based on your education level and experience, including whether in the past you’ve interned with Principal.


This internship can be located either at our corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA or remote per your preference.

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 notlimited to students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.)For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links. and

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 ourcore values ( ,benefits ( and whywe’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.

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Posted Date 1 month ago (8/25/2022 9:00 AM)

Job # 2022-36589

Category Engineering & Technology

Ent Seg Corporate

Bus Area Enterprise Business Solutions

Pos Typ Intern (Full Time)

Remote Yes

FLSA Non-Exempt