Human Resource Intern- Summer 2022 in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 10/13/2021

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Job Description

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Working at Athene is more than an internship— it’s a game changer for your career. Being an intern at Athene is seeing your idea come into fruition through collaborating with a team. It’s doing meaningful work with talented people. All internships are designed for you to create innovative solutions for our customers and the industry. Our internships are about making a difference in our workplace and communities. We are seeking intern candidates who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and corporate social responsibility in the workplace, workforce, and marketplace. Athene is committed to providing the best internship experience. The internship experience includes professional development, networking, and a paid furnished housing option.

Key goals of the internship include a board understanding of how Human Resources support business decisions, an introduction to the insurance industry, and the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to real world situations.  This role will support Athene’s Internship Program and assist the HR team with initiatives and tasks related to Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Organizational and Employee Development, Benefits & Wellness and HR Policy and Programs. Qualified candidates must be enrolled at an accredited college or university for Fall term 2022.


  • Assist the HR team with initiatives and tasks related to Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Organizational and Employee Development, Benefits & Wellness and HR Policy and Programs. 
  • Serve as project lead the Summer Intern Program
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to programs, process and systems
  • Participate in a business cross-functional team project
  • Shadow areas across HR to gain exposure to the entire HR function
  • Participate in all intern program activities

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Pursuit of four-year bachelor’s degree in Business, Liberal Arts, or another related field required
  • General Human Resources and business knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Experience leading, planning and organizing projects independently and with a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite – Excel and Word are preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions; including when to escalate to a senior HR team member
  • Ability to share knowledge, accept feedback and work in a strong team-oriented environment

NOTE:  Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment.  Learn more about working at Athene.

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer!  Learn more about how we support our Veterans.

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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