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Athene Human Resources Internship - Summer 2021 in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


The internship program is designed to provide students with exposure to functions within HR and the opportunity to apply knowledge acquired in the classroom to business situations. In addition, interns will participate in professional development and social networking opportunities throughout the summer.


  • Assist the HR team with initiatives and tasks in Talent Acquisition, Organizational and Employee Development, Benefits & Wellness and HR Policy and Programs.

  • Serve as project lead the Summer Intern Program

  • Coordinate and conduct phone screens and interviews with the Talent Acquisition team

  • Provide recommendations for improvements to programs, process and systems

  • Assist with implementation of wellbeing related activities, such as lunch and learn meetings, health screenings, etc.

  • Participate in a business cross-functional team project

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Entering Junior or Senior (3rd or 4th) year in the Fall of 2021

  • General Human Resources and business knowledge

  • Experience/exposure with the recruiting process

  • Experience leading, planning and organizing projects independently and with a team

  • Interest in and knowledge of wellness programming

  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

  • Considerable experience and proficiency using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint Word and Outlook

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions; including when to escalate to a senior HR team member

  • Ability to share knowledge, accept feedback and work in a strong team oriented environment

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene.

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans.

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of:

  • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns.

  • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility.

  • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following:

Workplace awards

  • Iowa’s Top Workplaces; since 2015

  • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019

United Way of Central Iowa awards

  • Advocate & Volunteer, 2016

  • Spirit of Central Iowa. 2017

  • Game Changer & Impact-Maker, 2018

  • Spirit of Central Iowa, 2019

  • Impact-Maker, 2020

Awards for veteran support

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards

  • Patriot Award, 2018

  • Pro Patria Award, 2019

  • Seven Seals Award, 2019

  • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017

  • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017

​​​​​​​Product awards

  • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years

  • Structured Retail Products (SRP)

  • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018

  • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here.