Human Resources (People & Culture) Intern
Chicago, IL 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
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Job Description

REPORTS TO: Vice President, People & Culture

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking, and inclusive audience and community experiences - while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, company, and city.

The People & Culture Intern will support the development and implementation of the company's New Employee Experience Onboarding program. Responsibilities will include research and benchmarking other companies assisting with the New Employee Experience Orientation. In addition, this role will lead and coordinate internship activities and events for other interns across the company, including lunch and learn sessions and interactive social activities.


  • Lead research and benchmarking efforts supporting design, development, and implementation of People & Culture programs.
  • Onboarding: Assist with onboarding processes for new hires and interns, coordinate meetings, social interactions, and lunch and learn sessions.
  • People & Culture Administration: Assist with sorting, scanning, filing, and documenting employee records and data.
  • Lyric Intern Program: Assist with refining our internship program, including capacity building and recreational activities for interns, etc.
  • Support Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) efforts and programming.
  • Other special projects.


  • Pursuing a degree in various majors.
  • Ability to apply sound judgment, creativity, and problem-solving skills to improve HR programs and operations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional, highly organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office a plus, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


  • Sitting for extended periods.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard mouse and to handle other office equipment. Ability to occasionally oversee evening or weekend functions, deployments, or performances.
  • Fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago
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As soon as possible
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