Human Resources Intern- Summer 2023 in West Des Moines, IA at Athene Holding

Date Posted: 9/13/2022

Job Snapshot

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. Qualified candidates must be enrolled at an accredited college or university for Fall term 2023.


  • Serve as project lead the of the Summer Intern Program
  • 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. 
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to programs, processes and systems
  • Participate in a cross-functional team project
  • Shadow areas across HR to gain exposure to the entire 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 with a focus on Human Resources preferred
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions; including when to escalate to a senior HR team member
  • 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
  • Ability to share knowledge, accept feedback and work in a strong team-oriented environment

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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