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Principal Marketing Data Analyst Internship (Summer 2021) in Des Moines, Iowa

Our Individual Solutions team is searching for a Marketing Data Analyst intern to join us for this upcoming summer! This team tracks, measures and collects insights from our customer engagements to learn what is working/not working to drive strategy forward!

In this role you will:

  • Develop reporting on sales and engagement to help with customer retention

  • Identify insights about our customer to better align marketing strategies

  • Build data visualization for ease of understanding and use for a variety of audiences

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or completed undergraduate or graduate level degree program in data analytics, MIS, marketing, etc…

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

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA or better

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

  • Strong SQL knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous internship or work experience in a related field

  • Experience with tools such as Google Analytics, SAS and PowerBI


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: 2021-29589

Enterprise Segment: RIS

Business Area: Pension

External Company Name: Principal Financial Group

Street: 711 High Street

Remote: Yes

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt