I saw that 150 peopled Googled “intern job description sample” last month. This tells me you might need help writing an intern JD of your own.
In this post, you’ll find:
- 6 intern job description samples
- a FREE intern job description template to copy/paste
Note: I ran all 6 examples through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to ensure they score 85% or more (out of 100), are gender-neutral, AND have no other exclusionary language (based on race, age, disability, sexual orientation & more).
6 samples of an intern job description
Here are 6 versions of an intern job description sample from brands like Disney, Amazon, HPE, EA, U.S. Bank, and the PGA Tour:
The Walt Disney Company — Marketing intern job description sample
Amazon — HR intern job description sample
HPE — Engineering intern job description sample
EA — Sample intern design job description
U.S Bank — Finance intern job description sample
PGA Tour — Sample project intern job description
Free Intern Job Description Template [just copy & paste!]
Ready to start writing? The 6 intern job descriptions above are a great place to start — or try using this intern job description template as your guide. I’ve listed examples so you can easily copy and paste.
[Here, include the word ‘intern’ and the role’s job title, just like in the intern job description sample screenshots above.]
Tip: Keep your job titles between 1-3 words and 20 syllables or less. This helps with SEO and makes them easier to read. For example, “Software Engineering Intern” is better than “Backend Software Engineering Intern – Remote Support.”
[This is where you write a paragraph about the role.]
Tip: The intern job summary should concisely explain the role. Remember you want to attract candidates interested in learning from experienced professionals in a real-life setting…the summary should sound exciting.
Here’s an example from PEAK6 InsurTech:
[This is where you talk about your intern candidate.]
Include a sentence on:
- what the intern will do
- some goals they will reach for
- how they work with the team (or other teams)
Tip: Look at the intern job descriptions above for inspiration.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
[Here is where you can list the day-to-day intern job duties.]
- interact with clients and senior executives
- learn how to work with a project team
- prepare presentations
- track and manage spreadsheets
- manage calendars and schedule meetings
Tip: Keep your “responsibilities” and “intern job duties” lists short. Using more than 7 bullets might make candidates feel underqualified or overwhelmed.
Tip: Include your preferred requirements here or create a “Preferred Requirements” section if there are more than two.
SALARY & BENEFITS
[List any perks your intern will get if they join the team. And include the intern salary information if you can.]
Tip: Even if it’s a range, list salary details. Candidates spend more time looking at it than anything else.
[These are some optional sections you might use in your job description for executive administrative assistant.]
- travel requirements
- remote work policies
- disability accommodations
- how to apply
[Here, you can talk about yourself!]
Some ideas to include:
- what type of business you are in
- how great the company is
- your core values
Tip: I like to save the “About Us” section for the end (even though about 50% of JDs start with About Us). Instead, end your JD with the About Us. That way, you can START your JD about the candidate/role, making them feel valued.
[Most companies have an EEO or diversity statement. You can put yours here.]
Tip: You’ll find more examples in our blog 25 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements.
WHY I WROTE THIS?
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