Job Listing: Selection and Assessment Intern

07/02/2015 9:49 AM | Anonymous


Aon Hewitt

Location: Virtual

Position Summary

Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of various selection and assessment solutions for clients.  Leadership assessment and development expertise is also considered. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (i.e., role plays, checklists), item writing, data gathering, data cleaning, data merging, data analysis using Excel and SPSS, technical documentation, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings.  Interns should have 80% of their time focused on billable client work.  Interns work as contract employees with most of their time on spent short-term project assignments.  Often, and based on skill, interns will be considered for either our Leadership practice (with more focus on competencies, leadership assessment and leadership development), or our Selection & Assessment practice (with more focus on data analysis).

Hours and Term

Internships last from 6 months to 2 years, with a review to extend by the interns’ manager at 6 months.  Hours are 20 to 40 per week, with 32 typical and 80%+ availability during daytime business hours.  Internships are capped at 2 years, with intern positions being focused contractor work arrangements (via our partner Fisher Rock) that do not fold into eventual permanent employment with Aon Hewitt.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, communicating with clients as needed.
  • Revise standard materials (e.g. data collection tools, competency models, technical reports, validation results, assessment materials, leadership reports) to reflect client specific needs and contribute to the development of new materials.
  • Analyze validation or other assessment-specific data and manage data sets, using Excel and SPSS.
  • Create client presentations or technical documentation, including exhibits and appendices; research, compose, and review sections of technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards.
  • Facilitate and ensure quality of data collection sessions at client’s sites to support validation or other data requirements.

Required Skills   

Written and Oral Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Work Orientation, Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork, Attention to Detail, Data Analysis, Research Design, Technical Skills (in the areas of Competency Modeling, Validation Strategies, Job Analysis, Employee Selection and Assessment, statistics, SPSS, and MS programs such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)

Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a PhD program, with ABD status preferred.
  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time

Working Conditions and Benefits

Aon is the world's premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries. We offer global insurance, reinsurance, risk management and human resources job opportunities that will empower your career. As an intern, you will be assigned to report to one of our experienced Industrial-Organizational Psychologists whose role it is to mentor you and provide you with a wide range of challenging, real world business experience.  Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to enable interns to learn extensively about consulting and the opportunity to apply I-O training to solve problems in the world’s largest organizations.   The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school or dissertation schedule. 

All interns will be provided with an Aon Hewitt computer.  Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls.  Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed.  Office space may be available to those wishing to work in an office. 


The pay schedule is as follows:

  • Starting wage $17/hour with pay and performance reviews every 6 months.
  • Increases are made in $2 - $4 increments per manager discretion (with Service Line Leader approval).  Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in PhD program (i.e., defending Master’s thesis) and must adhere to a 6 month schedule.
  • Total hourly pay shall not exceed $25 per hour.

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