Iridium Satellite

Intern, Human Resources

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Job ID 2020-1774
Human Resources
Worker Category

Company Overview

Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability.  Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency.  With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium will soon be launching the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM - the most versatile global broadband service with improved speeds to satisfy the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air.  For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

The Iridium Internship Program is an opportunity for students to be a part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications. As an Intern, you’ll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! Come prepared to grow, develop and learn alongside the leaders of our company. The Iridium Internship program is a 12-week program that runs from May 24, 2021 to August 13, 2021. During the program, interns will have the opportunity to support an Iridium department on a project or important work assignment. Interns will also be provided an opportunity to engage with senior leadership and fellow interns via regular engagement activities. Interns will participate in an end of internship presentation, where we ask them to reflect on their summer internships and present a summary of what they have learned and accomplished.


As a Human Resources Intern (Employee Services), you will directly assist the Human Resources team with a wide range of projects related to employee policies, recognition, compensation, on-boarding/orientation, process automation, and special projects. You will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in organization and be better equipped to later transition into a role in HR by developing a strong understanding of what HR is and what the team is responsible for. You will also have opportunities to network with other corporate functions in the office.



  • Evaluate current Human Resources processes and support implementation of improvements to streamline and gain efficiency
  • Draft standard job position description language, update position description templates, and format existing position descriptions
  • Research and analyze best practices for current or proposed programs and initiatives; assist with the development of new programs and/or policies to meet departmental objectives
  • Assist in maintenance of HR internal shared drive
  • Prepare and edit presentations and documentation for HR initiatives, events, or deliverables
  • Execute miscellaneous projects that involve preparation and analysis of system data


Professional Skills to be Acquired:

  • Real-world experience in chosen field of interest and related topics through multiple hands-on projects
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Project management
  • Exposure to the day to day responsibilities of an HR department
  • Hands on experience with various HR tools including iCims, ADP, CultureAmp, etc.
  • Ability to tailor your communication style to a variety of audiences  

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO


Special Skills/Qualifications Desired:

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Strong organizational, customer service, and project management skills
  • Interest in pursuing a career in Human Resources is a plus



  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelors or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution 
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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