Intern, Human Resources (Fall 2022)
Wolf Trap Foundation For The Performing Arts4.8
Vienna, VA
Job description

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will begin on July 1. Applications will not be considered after July 15.

The Human Resources intern will work closely with the Human Resource Generalist and the Senior Director, Human Resources to support a diverse range of Human Resources and Benefits activities for approximately 100 employees and 550 seasonal/variable staff. Responsibilities may include assignments and special projects such as:

  • Provide administrative support including employee records management, filing and archiving
  • Background check administration
  • Assist with orientations, onboarding process, policy development and staff event planning
  • Participate in evaluation of current Human Resources processes and implementation of improvements to streamline and gain efficiency
  • Assist with benefit plan renewals and Open Enrollment
  • Make recommendations and updates to the staff intranet
  • Draft standard position description language; update position description templates and format existing position descriptions
  • Research and analyze best practices in Human Resources; assess current or proposed programs and initiatives against best practices; recommend and develop new programs to meet departmental objectives


  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, customer service and project management skills
  • Course of study or prior internship experience in Human Resources preferred

Expected Duration:
12 weeks (part-time)

Pay rate:

This position can be fully remote, if needed. Applicants are not required to be local to the DC metro area.

For additional information, contact with questions.

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that embraces and encourages different perspectives. We work to reflect and be representative of the communities in which we serve and in which we reside. Qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance or an accommodation in our job application processes should contact An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check and providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants who cannot get vaccinated for bona fide disability or religious reasons should also contact HR at so they can determine if reasonable accommodations can be made.

Wolf Trap Foundation is monitoring and adhering to current federal and state guidelines for COVID workplace safety to protect staff, artists, and patrons.

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Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    4.4 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    4.8 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    4.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    4.6 / 5
  • Senior Management
    4.4 / 5
Company reviews
"Great Team"
Current EmployeeMarketing Manager
Wolf Trap is one of the best companies I have worked for. Being an arts organization in the nonprofit space, financially the company has its limitations, but the people that work here are truly passionate about what they do. The positive and fun work environment make it a great place to work.

"Fast-paced and energetic"
Former EmployeeCook
It was a great couple of summers! I performed a wide variety of jobs, from cashier/runner to cook/food expo. The atmosphere is lively and it's a great display of time work performing our jobs in a cramped and busy environment.

"Best working experience I have ever had"
Former EmployeeIntern
I learned so much with this internship and gained great experience and friendships. This is one of the few internships that is paid. You will learn everything there is to know about whichever department you are interning in. The employees also help you with resumes and cover letters for after you leave.

Former EmployeeInformation Technology Intern
It is a great place to work. Everyone around are really friendly. A lifetime experience. The performances that happen here are amazing and the environment inspires you to work and grow in life.