Information Technology Internship Program (Summer 2013)
Principal Financial Group - Des Moines, IA

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The Principal Financial Group will select high caliber students to work as interns in various IT roles during the summer of 2013. This program will provide interns experience working with technology in a FORTUNE 500 company who has been named to the Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT for the past 11 years! As part of the Valued Intern at The Principal (VIP) program you will be able to meet other interns, plan social activities and present about your experience to a group of leaders in IT!

Our IT internship program focuses on several areas of IT including business analysis, project management, quality assurance, application development and infrastructure technologies. Those interested in any of the areas below should apply. Placement is based upon your interests, skill set, and business need.

IT Roles Available
*Technical Analyst - Work with the business in designing and creating solutions. Will split your time between problem solving and actually developing the applications that address the issues you are working on. It is a great fit for students who have intermediate programming skills but also value interpersonal interaction to solve problems.

*Application Development - Involved in the development and/or support of business applications. Will work on most phases of application programming such as analysis, coding, testing, debugging, implementation, documentation and maintenance.

*Business Analyst - Acts as a liaison between business partners and technical areas. Responsible for the elicitation, analysis and documentation of business and technical needs on business projects.

*Quality Assurance - Participate in testing of software projects to ensure that software meets end-user requirements, design specifications and development standards prior to release.

*Project Management - Assist with the development and maintenance of project shell and basic work breakdown structures, tracking of project resource time versus assigned tasks, budget and other project related expenses. Establishing and maintain issue and change control databases, meeting action items and other project processes.

*Database Administration - Responsible for database security, installation and performance problems. Other duties include participation in data and physical design reviews, the creation, modification, or deletion of database structures, overall database and query performance tuning or monitoring, support of application upgrades and restores across environments and management of space or storage allocation.

*Network Administration and Information Security - Management of voice, telecommuncations, remote access, Internet, firewalls and local area and wide area network infrastructure. Network security and identity management.

Qualifications
Applicants must be in the process of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Exposure to the field of IT through a course, club or other related activity is required. Applicants must have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA and a Major GPA over 3.0. The Principal looks for interns who will take full advantage of the learning and networking opportunities available through this program. This requires hard work, good communication skills, organization and passion for technology. If this sounds like you we need to talk!

Background Check Requirements: Employment at the Principal Financial Group is contingent upon completion of a thorough background check.

Visa Sponsorship: This position is intended to groom potential applicants for full-time roles at The 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.