Iridium Satellite

Intern, Human Resources

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Job ID 2023-3030
Worker Category

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world. For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed. Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions. Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world. Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves. We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

Looking for a meaningful internship opportunity that will give you real-world experience and help you grow as a professional? Look no further than the Iridium Internship Program where you will be an integral part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications! The Iridium Internship program is a 12-week program that runs from May 20, 2024 to August 9, 2024. As an Iridium Intern, you’ll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! During the program, come prepared to grow, develop, and learn alongside a team and the leaders of our company. Our Interns are offered a unique opportunity to provide valuable support to Iridium on projects and work assignments as well as the chance to participate in exciting activities that will allow you to connect with senior leadership and fellow interns.


What We’re Looking For:

The Iridium Human Resources team is seeking a bright intern who will directly assist the Human Resources team with a wide range of projects related to employee policies, recognition, compensation, onboarding/orientation, process automation, and special projects. You will gain a better understanding of the role that HR can play in an 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.


What You’ll Do:

  • Evaluate current Human Resources processes and support the implementation of improvements to streamline and gain efficiency
  • Research best practices for current or proposed programs and initiatives; assist with the development of new programs and/or policies to meet departmental objectives
  • Prepare and edit presentations and documentation for HR initiatives, events, or deliverables
  • Execute miscellaneous projects that involve preparation and analysis of system data

Skills You’ll Obtain:

  • Real-world experience in chosen field of interest and related topics through multiple hands-on projects
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Exposure to the day-to-day responsibilities of an HR department
  • Direct experience with various HR tools including iCIMS, ADP, Culture Amp, etc.
  • Working in and contributing to a team environment
  • Organization, time management, and project management
  • Ability to tailor your communication style to a variety of audiences

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Strong organizational, customer service, and project management skills
  • 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
  • Interest in pursuing a career in Human Resources is a plus

Things You Must Bring to the Table:

  • 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 ( Human Resources, Business, or a related field)
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be eligible to work in person


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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