SHRM Intern, Certification in Alexandria, Virginia

Intern, Certification

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Job Description

SHRM offers a summer internship program that is designed to give students valuable experience in a professional setting while exploring a career with member associations. This internship is for full-time students enrolled in an accredited university.

SHRM’s Certification department is looking for an intern with SQL database experience to help build out a certification database to serve as a backend for analytics tools. We are looking for someone who can work independently, but knows when to stop and ask questions.

Candidates must be available to report for work in a timely manner during standard working hours for the duration of the internship placement, and to dress and comport themselves professionally.

Responsibilities/Duties include:

  • Build out SQL database starting from existing database schema

  • Input data to database once it is built

  • Contribute to data validation

  • Help develop checklists and procedures for database maintenance

  • Document database

Required Skills

  • Coursework in SQL Programming(SQL), RDBMS Concepts

  • A history of achievement and aptitude demonstrated by a 3.0 GPA, and/or other recognition such as scholarships, awards, and honor societies

  • MTA, MCP, OCA or OCP Certification valued, but not required

Required Experience

  • Current junior, senior or graduate student in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science or similar. Social science students with appropriate experience will be considered.

  • Course project, internship, and/or work experience building and/or maintaining SQL databases (any flavor)

  • Python and/or R programming experience valued, but not required

  • Experience in and/or understanding of social science research valued, but not required

SHRM's Summer Intern program is for actively enrolled students pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD. Recent graduates will not be considered.

Interns are not provided housing or transportation/parking benefits.

Start Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Salary: $15.00 - $23.00 per hour, dependent upon degree level.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Job Location

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Position Type



15.00 - 23.00 USD

Summary of Department

SHRM Certification, part of the Knowledge Development and Certification division, provides gold standard, next-generation credentials in the field of human resources. These credentials provide HR professionals the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the core competencies needed to ensure success in today’s demanding business environment. Members of the Certification team research, develop, manage, validate and improve the certification exams and certification program.