Employee Engagement/Experience Internship

Are you a current student looking to gain professional experience in a fast-paced environment? If you answered yes to both questions, keep reading! We are seeking candidates for a summer internship opportunity, as an Employee Engagement/Experience Intern at our headquarters office in Waukee, IA.

Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about organizational engagement or insurance, our program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that will allow you to explore the ever-changing industry. Program components include:

TEAMWORK – Each intern is assigned a department and team to support throughout the summer. A typical intern workload is a mix of day-to-day responsibilities and projects.

INTERN U – Intern University is a presentation series held each week to teach interns about our different departments and subsidiaries, and the role they play within the company.

GROUP PROJECTS – Interns are put on a team of 4-6 and are challenged with a real business need. As a group, they work over the course of the program to find a solution and present their proposal to Holmes Murphy leadership at the end of the summer.

VOLUNTEERING – Holmes Murphy (ethOs), strives to “Leave Good Footprints” and we expect the same from our interns! We like to get out of the office at least one or two times a summer and give back to the community.

Organizational Engagement Intern Duties

  • Support the ethOs team with daily tasks for prospecting, sales, and client service.
  • Attend client meetings to shadow team members as they connect with clients and prospects to gain a better understanding of ethOs’ sales and service process.
  • Follow up on action items from internal and client meetings and provide exceptional service and support on projects, services, and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal team members to review client needs, suitable consultative approaches, and implementation strategies.
  • Support client projects; demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative while working as a team member and building solid relationships.
  • Learn and understand the process and deliverables behind each ethOs strategy.
  • Think broadly and ask questions about projects, services, and other areas of the business.
  • Proactively seek guidance, clarification, and feedback.
  • Contribute to process improvement and organizational initiatives.
  • Adopt ethOs’ and Holmes Murphy’s culture to serve our internal and external clients; take part in various local community service events.
  • Have fun!
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good knowledge of ethOs vendor capabilities and the ability to apply that knowledge in the performance of the job duties.
  • A curious and competitive spirit.
  • An innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.)


  • Current undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree or graduate student pursuing a master’s degree.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Prior work experience in a customer service role or office environment is preferred.
  • Available to start on or before May 18th, 2023 and work full-time hours in the summer and part-time hours during the school year.

If you’re ready for a new and exciting opportunity to work for an amazing company and you think you have what it takes to be an Employee Engagement/Experience Intern for ethOs, apply today!

Holmes Murphy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.