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SHRM Graduate Intern, Research in Alexandria, Virginia

Graduate Intern, Research

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #563

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.


SHRM’s paid internship program enables students to participate in valuable real-world work experience through a variety of tailored assignments within their areas of interest and fields of study. Students will be tasked with different team specific projects, tasks, and participate in professional development projects and events to prepare them for their future careers. This role is responsible for providing research support to SHRM research teams in the areas of survey research, data analysis, research communication, and data visualization. The intern will be providing support to ongoing research projects. Specific responsibilities may include survey design, survey programming, data analysis, and literature review. This is a paid internship at a starting rate of $23.00/Hour.


  • Program and field surveys, analyze and synthesize data, and summarize research findings

  • Oversee sample list procurement activities, ensuring sample is accurately pulled and meets research study criteria

  • Collaborate with internal research and analytic resources

  • Manage project schedules by following specific and well-defined processes and procedures

  • Analyze and synthesize global market and competitive intelligence information for internal dissemination

  • Prepare literature searches from academic and business press/consulting sources

  • Collaborate in research project and questionnaire design.

  • Carry out division-specific tasks/activities as assigned by the supervisor throughout the duration of the internship

  • Manage deliverables and provide regular updates

Education & Experience Requirements

· Currently pursuing a master’s or Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Sciences, Management, HR, or other related fields

· 0-3 years of relevant work experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency with IBM SPSS or R including cross tabs, frequencies, correlations, and regressions

  • Ability to distill large amounts of statistical and quantitative data into actionable recommendations

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills.

  • Ability to consolidate data findings into concise, actionable, and easy-to-understand formats.

  • Comfortable working in a high-paced, demanding environment.

  • High levels of commitment and initiative

  • Ability to successfully work in a team

  • Ability and willingness to follow directions

  • Professional demeanor

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment

  • Expert proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook

  • Understanding of current and emerging data analytics tools

Additional Notes

Physical Requirements

· Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

· Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Work environment

  • SHRM does operate under a hybrid work schedule and will require you to be in SHRM’s headquarters in Alexandria, VA on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Mondays and Fridays will be working remotely.

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Intern

  • Job Function Business Development & Support Functions

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA