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People & Culture Summer Intern


This internship is part of the 2024 Humanities for Life (HFL) Summer Internship Program. This premier opportunity allows UR students to access traditionally unpaid opportunities that highlight the value of the humanities in the workplace. If selected, students will receive a $5,000 stipend over a minimum 270-hour period in a non-for-profit organization in the Rochester, NY region. 

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People & Culture Summer Intern
YMCA of Greater Rochester 

General Function

Have you ever thought about how to make a real difference? The YMCA of Greater Rochester is looking for a high-performing, passionate, learner-oriented intern to join our People & Culture team this summer to help us strengthen our impact, support, and engagement with staff. 

By the end of summer, this individual, under the direction of the People & Culture department, will gain real world experience in creating and implementing staff development and mentoring programs, data gathering and analysis of employee exit interviews, recognition program implementation, and support diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and practices.  


  • Work with the People & Culture department in understanding day-to-day tasks in creating and implementing staff training including but not limited to, course design, facilitation, group interaction, and coordination of Employee Resource Group (ERGs) events. 
  • With the assistance of the People & Culture department, partner with branch staff to support engagement activities, coordinate logistics for staff recognition at a Red Wings game, and learn foundational skills needed for data review and analytics.  
  • Create a climate that models the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Inclusion at the YMCA of Greater Rochester. 

General Qualifications

  • Ability to work remotely and have reliable transportation to and from Association office. 
  • Excellent communication skills across different levels, positions, and abilities. 
  • Understanding of different forms of bias and strategies to address bias. 
  • Must possess values consistent with the mission of the YMCA. 

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs and transport equipment from one location to another. 
  • Ability to sit or stand for an extended period of time. 
  • Ability to demonstrate and lead. 
  • Ability to reason, solve problems and make sound decisions even when distracted by noise and activity. 
  • Observe and promote safety and security procedures.