Human Resources Internship Program
Start a rewarding career in Human Resources at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and make a difference helping to ensure the safety and soundness of America’s federal banking system.
Expand Your Opportunities
As an intern in the OCC’s Office of Human Resources, you’ll help recruit, hire, pay, and train more than 3,000 dedicated professionals who supervise national banks and federal savings associations. You’ll get valuable experience analyzing the effectiveness of the workplace, developing and implementing key policies, negotiating labor issues, and consulting on important issues affecting the OCC team.
You can choose from a range of internships with opportunities tailored to your goals and educational needs. All internships include:
- Meaningful and challenging assignments;
- Mentors who offer valuable career insight;
- On-the-job and formal training;
- Competitive pay and benefits; and
- The possibility of converting to a permanent employee and building a career as a member of the OCC.
Top candidates are likely to have or pursue degrees in business, human resources, information systems, psychology, or related fields and should have interest in developing their knowledge of federal human resources. A top candidate may also have experience in conflict management, diversity and inclusion, statistical analysis, or research and analysis. Successful candidates will possess strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a passion for learning, and substantial analytical abilities.
You may apply for an internship in one or more* of the following specialty areas:
- Compensation and Benefits
Student interns will work directly with compensation and benefits experts to assist in the design and implementation of compensation systems, benefit programs, retirement, and rewards. This work requires significant interaction with managers and employees in the administration of our programs. You should have an interest and aptitude in compiling and analyzing data and in helping us improve and document our work processes.
- Human Resource Systems and Processing (HRTPI)
Work in this area requires proficiency or interest in using Business Analytics, PeopleSoft, ReportBuilder, and other software to help the OCC analyze data and to measure workforce risks. Student interns will work with experts to collect data, analyze findings, and present results. You should have an interest and aptitude in leveraging automation to effectively support HR business processes.
- Labor and Employee Relations
Working in this unit, student interns will assist staff in providing management with advice concerning employee misconduct, poor performance, and other employee relation programs. Interns may also work alongside experts in advising management on interactions with unions. You must have an interest in conflict resolution and an interest in learning about OCC’s rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreement. You must write clearly and develop memoranda, charts, and other documents that effectively convey key data and conclusions.
- Staffing and Recruitment
Student interns will work closely with agency employment and recruitment experts to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse OCC workforce. This work requires a desire to work in a fast-paced and team environment and an interest in learning how to develop, execute, and finalize a recruitment strategy. Student interns working in this specialized area produce recruitment reports, casework on technical topics, and support external recruitment activities at college and job fairs. You must have an interest in meeting and dealing with people and a keen eye for details.
- Continued Education and Training
Working in this unit, student interns assist with the development, administration, and analysis of OCC training programs. Those with formal studies in Instructional Systems Design can also gain exposure to practical application of their field in a Federal environment. You should have an interest in working with others, training activities, and the field of continuing education.
*Student interns who demonstrate an ability or passion for more than one functional area may be able to complete rotations or details to more than one functional area during the course of their internship.