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Chief People Office Intern


AIR is currently seeking Chief People Office Intern to join our team during our 2022 Virtual Summer Internship Program with an opportunity to extend beyond.
The Intern would work closely with the Chief People Officer and the Learning and Development team. Areas of focus will be Organizational Culture and Performance Management.
AIR’s 2022 Virtual Summer Internship Program is designed to identify, attract, and hire the best collegiate talent that will drive creativity and innovation while enabling the organization to create a diverse and skilled talent pool. Spanning 10 – 12 weeks, AIR’s paid summer program provides Interns with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build lasting professional connections.
About AIR:
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


The responsibilities for the position include:
  • Evaluation support and data analysis
  • Provide organizational support to Chief People Officer
  • Provide logistical and research support to a team addressing Institutional Culture
  • Provide performance management support to Learning and Development team


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Must be a current student pursuing a Master’s degree within Social Sciences (Industrial Organizational Psychology, Sociology, Psychology, etc.) 
  • Some experience in qualitative research methods, including experience in or interest gaining experience in conducting focus groups and using qualitative analysis software
  • Some experience with literature reviews and ability to synthesize and share research from peer reviewed journals
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office products and virtual communication platforms, including Teams and Zoom
  • Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing
  • Effective communicator that can work with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • Comfortable working in a virtual work environment

AIR requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption from AIR, as a condition of employment. AIR will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made. Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from AIR.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.