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Gaithersburg, MD, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

1-3 Years



Job Category


Intern, Talent Development

About the Organization


Location: Sodexo’s Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland (outside of Washington, DC)


Sodexo, Inc. is the leading provider of quality of daily life solutions in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with over 120,000 employees serving 10 million customers in 6,000 locations every day. Our dedication to excellent service, corporate citizenship, and fighting hunger all come from one goal - to make every day a better day. See http://www.sodexousa.com/ and visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/sodexomain for more information.


We are committed to having the resources, talent and energy of the best people in our industry. That’s why we seek enterprising, goal-oriented leaders to join us as managers and professionals offering their diverse skills, talents and cultural backgrounds, with a passion for service excellence.


About the Job

Internship Position Summary/Responsibilities:


This position is an internship with the Talent Development team at Sodexo Headquarters.  Talent Development has responsibility for frontline and managerial selection, executive individual assessment, performance management, succession planning, 360 assessment, employee engagement surveys, exit interviews, and many other areas in industrial/organizational psychology.  We are seeking a talented second, third, or fourth year graduate student to work alongside the I/O psychologists on the Talent Development team.  Some of the responsibilities of the position include:




·         Assisting in the implementation of Sodexo’s on-line performance management and succession planning systems

·         Conducting job analysis for Sodexo’s middle management operations positions across the U.S.

·         Developing and validating interviews and other selection tools for managerial and executive positions throughout the organization

·         Developing and implementing action plans based on the results of Sodexo’s most recent employee engagement survey

·         Providing guidance to Sodexo’s Talent Acquisition Group and other departments

Job Requirements



·         Outstanding technical, analytical, and quantitative skills

·         Superior project management skills

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience

·         Should be active in the field of I/O psychology, including attending and giving presentations at professional conferences          

·         Should be a second, third, or fourth year graduate student


We would like the position to begin as soon as possible, but we can be flexible in terms of a starting date and part-time versus full-time status for the ideal candidate.  We can also be flexible with our intern working remotely part of the time. 

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should forward a resume to Dr. Julia Bayless at julia.bayless@sodexo.com.


At Sodexo, we value workforce diversity. EOE, M/F/V/D.