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John Hancock Investment Management Sales Desk Summer Internship Program

John Hancock

John Hancock

Sales & Business Development
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

Why you’ll love working here

Ready to be a future leader of tomorrow? We have just the opportunity for you! Step into your potential with our exciting New Graduate opportunities where you’ll be empowered to make progress for yourself, our colleagues and our customers around the globe! Join a supportive team and experience a values-first culture where your career development and wellbeing are just as important as the impact you’ll make on the job.

Program Overview

  • Students will explore the distribution side of the Mutual Funds and investment management business

  • Establish and cultivate relationships with Internal Sales Management and Internal Business Consultants

  • Uncover opportunities that could enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Internal Sales Desk

  • Provide superior support by providing timely reports, conducting research, and collaborating on ongoing projects

  • Participate in roundtable discussions and feedback sessions around effective sales strategies

  • Maintain competitive intelligence by attending meetings, engaging other internal departments to understand John Hancock's internal strategies

  • Help coordinate advisor events and attendance partnering with external business consultants (BCs) and IBCs in your division

  • Assist in continuing education (CE) reporting process for large events

  • Work with other summer interns on a project throughout the duration of summer and present findings

  • Mandatory participation in program for the full 11 weeks

How you’ll make an impact

  • Assisting members of the internal sales management team and the group of internal business consultants (IBCs) with their day-to-day activities, as well as ongoing projects.

  • Learning and completing certain tasks within your assigned team

  • Contributing to solve business challenges and address and escalate issues, as needed

  • Build your financial literacy of our business and asking probing questions to build your foundation of how the different investment products operate.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Entering junior or senior year in an undergraduate bachelors’ program with a declared major in business majors preferred

  • Interested in full-time employment in financial services post-graduation

  • High level of interest in the capital markets with a strong desire to obtain sales experience within the financial services industry

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills, including the ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong time management, detail-oriented, strong organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly while applying creativity

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with enthusiasm and a positive attitude

  • Collaborate with internal and external resources to meet business needs

  • Prioritizing work to ensure that the largest sales opportunities are executed on

  • Use segmentation information provided to focus on the opportunities with the greatest future potential in a given territory

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Next steps in your application

  • Please submit an updated resume

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

Salary & Benefits

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)