The Northwestern Mutual internship program has done it again! For the twelfth year in a row, the experts at Vault, Inc. have named the financial representative internship program with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as one of America's Top Ten Internships.

As a Top Ten Internship, the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is also featured in a newly developed video by Vault, Inc. The video offers a detailed look into the daily activities of financial representative interns, while highlighting the careers of full-time financial representatives. It can be viewed online at: http://www.vault.com/top-internships/.

"It's an honor to be named a Top Ten Internship and to have the internship program featured in Vault's new video- especially as we celebrate the program's 40th year," said Michael Van Grinsven, director of the Northwestern Mutual internship program. "Through the video, prospective interns have a great opportunity to learn about what makes the Northwestern Mutual financial representative internship a Top Ten program."

The Vault Guide to Internships, 2008, bases its internship rankings on a variety of factors, including substantive work, compensation, real-world experiences, selectivity, subjective expertise and how internships with the company are perceived to potential employers. The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's program is in good company with other elite Top 10 internships such as Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

A financial representative intern with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network gains the same knowledge and training of full-time representatives, learning the basics of the insurance and financial services industry. They are compensated on a performance-based system, and provided mentoring and support from seasoned veterans throughout the office.

Over the past 40 years, more than 20,000 students have gained invaluable knowledge of the business and financial world through the financial representative internship program. Annually, the program offers internships to about 1,000 students, a number which the company intends to double over the coming years.

For more information about the internship program, visit http://www.internship.nmfn.com/ or http://www.nminternship.com/.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI -- a FORTUNE 500 company with over $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force. The company maintains the highest available ratings for insurance financial strength from all four major rating agencies: Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings, A. M. Best and Moody's.

For 150 years, Northwestern Mutual has been serving the financial needs of its policyowners and clients. Further information on the company, its subsidiaries and affiliates can be found at: http://www.nmfn.com/.

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SOURCE: Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

CONTACT: Jean Towell of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network,
1-800-323-7033, mediarelations@northwesternmutual.com

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