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Office of Human Resources Internship Opportunity!

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by in The OFI Blog |


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This internship is perfect for the Human Resources, Business Administration student or someone who seeks to gain experience and knowledge with federal and nonfederal  benefits programs.  Spend your spring exploring the benefits programs offered at the Smithsonian for its trust fund and federal employees.   The intern(s) may assist with the coordination of a number of HR projects (e.g.  2015 Spring Wellness Fair (estimated 500+ attendees),  assist with the  planning for 2015 Benefits Outreach presentations/ annual  open season benefits fairs, as well as or assisting with developing procedures to comply with ACA (Affordable Care Act) reporting requirements.

The intern may also assist in developing communication/articles, revising existing benefits presentations and/or developing new presentations.  This internship offers a great opportunity to work with experts in the Benefits field and to  learn the intricacies of federal and nonfederal benefit  rules and regulations, as well as  interacting with  managers and staff in the Human Resources department at the Smithsonian.

QUALIFICATIONS: Undergraduate, graduate student or graduate who has completed coursework or is currently enrolled in human resources, business administration, communication studies.  Interest in working with undergraduate and/or graduate level interns.


  • Learn how different benefits programs are administered
  • Gain experience in managing and coordinating groups and event planning
  • Hone office skills and office management processes
  • Refine writing and editing skills through the review and production of benefits communications and projects

TIMETABLE: Spring or Summer.  January through May 2015 (spring) or May through August 2015 (summer)

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and a 1-2 paragraph narrative describing your desired outcomes from the internship, via email to Paige Jones ( and Farhana Hossain (

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you have questions about this internship opportunity, please contact Paige Jones, e-mail:; phone: 202-633-6316 or Farhana Hossain, email:; phone: 202-633-6314.