Spring 2024 - Diversity Programs Recruiting Intern - 90366822

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: US

Company: Amtrak

Your success is a train ride away!

As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


Are you ready to join our team?

Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


As the Diversity Programs Recruiting Intern, you will work on exciting and creative projects to support Amtrak in its efforts to hire top talent from diverse backgrounds. You will learn recruiting fundamentals, engage with candidates, collaborate with partners, sharpen your project management skills, and attend virtual and/or in-person events as a representative of the company. In addition to role-specific duties, all interns participate in robust programming which includes professional development activities, cross-functional projects, exposure to senior leaders, networking events, and site tours. The goal of these activities is to help you envision the many exciting opportunities that are ahead of you as you build your career with Amtrak.

• Partner with other teams (Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Marketing, Diversity Inclusion & Belonging, Workforce Analytics) to assist with recruitment processes and strategies
• Conduct research on diversity recruiting best practices and present recommendations
• Learn the full recruitment lifecycle, from creating a requisition to onboarding a new hire
• Gain experience in screening applicants, coordinating and conducting interviews, and influencing selection decisions 
• Communicate effectively to strengthen relationships with external partners (e.g. professional organizations) and internal stakeholders (e.g. Employee Resource Groups)
• Assist with process improvements and development of future-oriented recruiting tactics 
• Support teammates as needed to make progress toward organizational goals 


• Must be actively pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Communication, Psychology, Marketing or other relevant field at an accredited educational institution  
• Must have at least 1 year of academic undergraduate studies completed at minimum
• Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher


• Detail-oriented, multi-tasking, problem-solver with excellent customer service skills and the ability to take initiative when working independently
• Passionate about diversity, equity, & inclusion – prior coursework or experience a plus.
• Preferably near an Amtrak site; open to fully remote candidates in EST or CST time zones 
• Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds only apply to jobs when they meet 100% of the requirements vs. their majority counterparts, who often apply if they meet only 60% of the requirements. If you are interested in this role but don’t meet every requirement, we would still love to hear how you can leverage your unique talents at Amtrak.

• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


The hourly range is $17.50 per hour - $35.00 per hour. Pay is based on factors including school year, program of study, etc.  In addition paid internships include Amtrak rail pass privileges as a part of the experience along with one (1) PTO day per academic year.

Requisition ID:160420
Posting Location(s):N/A
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:0 - 5% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 

Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.