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Intern - HR, Talent Management - 90241365 - Washington

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?


As a member of the HR Talent Management team, the Intern will contribute to exciting efforts to grow and strengthen Amtrak’s talent to meet the challenges of tomorrow. 
Here are three initiatives the Intern will engage in:

  • Making Performance Conversations at Amtrak less about burdensome administrative activities focused on ratings and more about frequent, quality employee-management conversations.  
  • Promoting professional and career development conversations and equipping managers with the tools and guidance to be effective.  
  •  Strengthening Amtrak’s talent pipeline through improving our succession planning and Key Talent processes, programs and tools. 


The HR Talent Management team (a Director and two Talent Management Process Managers) communicates across HR and organizational boundaries in order to be successful. Some key stakeholders include the Training and Development team, HR Business Partners, HR Generalists, Law and Corporate Communications. In addition, talent programs won’t be successful without understanding the business of running a railroad. Understanding the thoughts and needs of executives and operational groups is critically important.   
The Intern will leverage team expertise, industry best practices and research, change management principles, and academic background to engage in work activities, such as,

  • Developing and executing a communications plan; 
  • Developing tools and resources; 
  • Data analytics; and
  • Planning, organizing and coordinating succession, advisory group and/or learning and development activities.


  • Ability to research, collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to identify challenges/barriers and make recommendations.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with key stakeholders.
  • This position is available for Summer 2019 and/or Fall 2019



  • Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Human Resources, or other similar degree


  • Must be actively pursuing a degree at an accredited educational institution. 
  • Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed or a sophomore status at minimum. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week between the days/hours: Monday-Friday, 8a-5p
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software suite, including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Must be comfortable performing analysis and preparing summary findings
  • Ability to work independently on specific projects
  • Experience in developing presentations



  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



Requisition ID:37528
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Personnel Area:DC13
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:High School/GED
Travel Requirements:None 
Employment Experience Requirements:1 - 3 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Human Capital || Corporate

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