Internships & Jobs

Master's students can apply for part-time internships starting their first semester.

After their fourth year, Ph.D. students can also hold internships.

Below are a few of the companies and positions where our Ph.D. and Master’s interns have worked during graduate school. 

Working with a small group of Human Resource Business Partners provided me the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of multiple facets in HR. While no day was the same, my projects primarily focused on analyzing and presenting data on the employee experience, facilitating focus groups, talent assessment and succession planning, and change management.

  • Talent Management Intern for NASA

I was part of an organizational change effort and contributed to the foundational job information and assessments that NASA will use to modernize it’s hiring process. This internship broadened my understanding of federal government jobs and allowed me to have a taste of the scientist-practitioner model in the real world.

I learned so much about transitioning programming into the virtual realm. I conducted interviews, worked with survey data, and oversaw the construction of a virtual conference platform, as well as acquiring lots of knowledge about organizational culture and practical leadership application.

  • Student Trainee in Internal Ombudsman's Office for FDIC

I gained insight into how employee engagement data is gathered, communicated, and utilized to drive targeted initiatives. Experience observing workplace interactions, employee-led initiatives, and priorities of senior leadership markedly improved my understanding of fundamental I/O concepts.

I assisted in analyzing data based on psychological theories and using advanced statistical analysis, monitored data collection on MTurk, and helped with preparing APA format conference submissions, papers, technical reports, and presentations. A very friendly work environment.

Great experience working with management of all levels both inside HR and in engineering. Learned the needs of different stakeholders, and how to cater to them. Worked mainly on competency modeling, and data analysis: qualitative, and basic quanitative data visualization in Excel.

I received valuable corporate experience working in internal HR. Direct access to business leaders allowed me to practice translating I/O psychology concepts into actionable business solutions.

  • Student Trainee in Office of the Internal Ombudsman for the FDIC

I gained insight into how employee engagement data is gathered, communicated, and utilized to drive targeted initiatives. Experience observing workplace interactions, employee-led initiatives, and priorities of of senior leadership markedly improved my understanding of fundamental I/O concepts.

Very research based internship focused on creating actionable interventions backed by evidence. Worked on literature reviews, qualitative analyses of technical reports, and the creation of learning modules for leadership development. Really drew upon what I learned in class (especially Leadership). Must be a US Citizen to qualify.

I act as grading assistant and have instructed sessions on Communication and Leadership in organizations for the Organizational Behavior course under the School of Management. As research assistant, I explore novel interventions for fostering positive organizational change.

It is a good place for getting applied research experiences. I have been involved in multiple applied projects focusing on team resilience and performance in Army context. The organization also helped me to develop qualititave research skills (e.g. leading focus group discussion, content analysis, and various coding techniques).

  • Assessment Intern for Suited

I developed strong skills designing, implementing and validating selection assessments to be implemented in the recruiting efforts of investment banks and law firms. I worked mostly with competency modeling, CFA and IRT analyses in R, item pool construction, and interview question development. Other experiences include: research projects submitted for conference presentations, ROI analyses presented to the leadership of the company, and active involvement in the diversity council. Suited has an amazing culture that values diversity, autonomy and innovation. I was able to leverage what I learned in courses to gain hands-on I/O experience.

  • Talent Assessment Intern for Amazon

I spent the summer working at Amazon's HQ in Seattle. My role involved developing and validating hiring assessments for Amazon employees. Specifically, I leveraged my knowledge of job analysis and measurement to help them launch a new assessment for mid-level job applicants. I also developed an R package for my team, which was very validating. It was a great environment with some cool perks--dogs are allowed in the office, and my team was very welcoming.

Job Placements

Below is a list of organizations that have hired our Ph.D., MA, and MPS students since 2020. For more information about the roles and students/alumni that were hired, please check out the Good News Corner of our I-O Newsletter



American Institutes for Research

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American University

AnaVation LLC




Booz Allen Hamilton


Capital One


Center for Creative Leadership

Culinary Services Group

Culture Amp


Defense Threat Reduction Agency


Emergency Services Consulting International

Envision RISE

Evolent Health

Farmer Mac

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


FMP Consulting

Fors Marsh


General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)

George Mason University

GLG Insights


Heidrick & Struggles

HITT Contracting

Hogan Assessments


Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO)

ICF International

Insight Global

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Ivy Planning Group

JBS International

Leadership and Effective Teamwork Strategies (LETS)


Lockheed Martin


Maxar Technologies



Minority Business Development Agency


National Science Foundation


Ochsner Health

QinetiQ US

Quest Diagnostics

Rally Health

Sequential HR + Recruiting

Short Line Safety Institute

Skyward Federal



Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

The Lab @ DC

Total Wine & More

U.S. Army Research Institute

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Secret Service

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Vee Ventures

William Everett

Written, LLC


Zukin Leadership