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YRC Freight Organizational Development Internship Summer 2023 in Des Moines, Iowa


Perform operational and administrative functions and gain professional experience and exposure in the field of study. The Organization Development Intern is a member of a high-performing Organizational Development team. The mission of the OD team is to build effective and efficient HR solutions that drive organizational development and effectiveness through structure, process, strategy and the selection, development, engagement and retention of top talent. The internship will be 40 hours per week for 3-4 months.


  1. Under direct supervision of a mentor, learn and develop skills in field of study

  2. Gain exposure to the business environment

  3. Perform basic tasks and administrative duties, support OD initiatives as required

  4. Analyze data and create reports to help inform and drive the business

  5. Participate on group projects

  6. Assist with training and implementation of OD interventions

  7. Conduct literature reviews and research to support OD projects


  1. Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.

  2. Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.

  3. Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

  4. Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.

  5. Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

  6. Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.

  7. Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.


  1. In progress to a degree in Business, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, or other related degree preferred

  2. Proven track record in effectively working with others to achieve results


  1. In progress to an advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is preferred


The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying of 10 lbs. of supplies and materials is required.

Yellow Corporation, along with all subsidiary companies, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Requisition ID : 1971

Compensation Details : $18/hour