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Talent & Development Intern

Talent & Development Intern

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Role Overview

Human Resources (aka People & Culture) at Accolade

Our team is called People & Culture (P&C) instead of Human Resources because we are more than just your typical HR department – we’re a progressive and agile team of tenacious teammates dedicated to making Accolade the best place to work in the world. Within the People & Culture team, the Talent & Development team is responsible for managing learning, development, and employee engagement experiences that support Accolade's strategic vision, organizational development and cultural initiatives.


We are looking for a strong student to join the team as our Talent & Development Intern in the summer of 2017.  This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, culture-obsessed, strong performer to gain exposure to a variety of HR disciplines and contribute to building some core aspects of this growing, highly visible function and agenda with a huge opportunity for growth and impact.  So, if you’re game for rolling up your sleeves and playing a hands-on role in a dynamic, fast-paced environment please read on! 


A Day in the Life

As the Talent & Development intern, you’ll work collaboratively across a variety of HR areas to support the design and delivery for new solutions and provide input to continuous improvement process for existing solutions.


Under the direction of Talent & Development team leaders, the Talent & Development Intern will be exposed to:

  • Internal Communications: Work with our Community Manager to design our employee portal and build/curate new material by developing internal employee communications across various media platforms.  Improve our ability to market our learning, development, and employee engagement experiences across Accolade.
  • Employee Engagement: Support the reporting and analysis of our annual employee engagement survey in partnership with an external vendor.
  • Culture: Plan Accolade week activities aligned with Accolade Spirt Committee to support the further embedding of Accolade’s Cultural Cornerstones.
  • Talent Pipeline Program Management: Assist the Intern Program Manager with planning and executing internship program events.
  • HR Information Systems & Analytics: Partner with our HRIS team to deliver ongoing reporting related to the performance management process as well as build a talent dashboard to support talent review process with Executive Team.
  • Best Practice Research: Research, create and maintain database of talent management resources and make recommendations on utilization. This may include things like templates for new leader assimilation, onboarding plans, and change management support.
  • Project Management: Support additional ad-hoc projects


Key Knowledge, Skills, or Qualities


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Business Administration, Instructional Design, Psychology, or related discipline.
  • You’re creative: You can take a page of text and transform it into a captivating infographic or video. 
  • You get stuff done: You’re an executor with a scrappy "find a way to get it done" mentality.
  • You’re detail-oriented: Your life mantra is that the small things matter and are worth doing right. Nothing falls through the cracks on your watch. You’ve probably been described as Type ‘A’ person more than once in your lifetime.
  • You’re tech savvy: You’re not only comfortable with technology – you ‘excel’ at it.  You have demonstrated experience using working with all programs in the Adobe Creative and Microsoft suite, especially Illustrator, Excel and PowerPoint to simplify and propel your work.  Experience with SharePoint, Jive, and our HRIS platform, Workday, is preferred.
  • You’re a data junky: You are analytically driven and are addicted to finding insights in data to inform decisions and drive strategic direction. 
  • You’re fun: You can talk to anyone; you're motivated, fearless, and excited to help build something awesome. You may have even laughed the excel pun above. 
  • You’re flexible: You roll with the punches. You prefer a fast-paced and dynamic environment and are agile and comfortable enough to keep up as plans change and evolve.
  • You’re a multi-tasking machine: You’ve demonstrated the ability to balance and manage multiple priorities with accuracy, efficiency, and in a timely manner due to your strong organization skills.
  • You’re a self-starter: You take initiative and are comfortable being empowered to work independently. When you need help, you’re not shy to ask. 
  • You collaborate: You’re the consummate team player, able to build strong relationships and effectively partner with other team members to achieve results.  You understand how your work (& the way you communicate it) is important to other people.


Values we admire

  • We find joy and purpose in serving others.
    • Making a difference is what we do. We do the right thing for the right reasons – and we do it well, even when it’s hard.
    • You operate from a perspective of truly caring about our employees, clients, and customers and creating value for them.
  • We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful. 
    • We believe in each other, in honesty, and in having fun. You won’t find egos or office walls here because we aren’t defined by titles – but by actions, behaviors and results.
  • We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done.
  • We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare.
    • We are a company changing the world, one person at a time.
    • Super high expectations? Bring it on? Our curiosity drives us.
  • You understand our desire to be the best place to work and that trust is the foundation of that.

Who we Are

Accolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems and consumers. Our team of compassionate, exceptional professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. By taking the time to get to know each person, understand the context of their healthcare decisions, build trust and influence decisions, we deliver industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in healthcare, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent.


Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500 and a Top Workplace in Philadelphia for five consecutive years. For more information, visit


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