Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Intern
Commerce Bank

Kansas City, Missouri

Posted in Banking


Job Info


About Working at Commerce

Wouldn't it be great to build your career at a bank that's known for helping people with their financial challenges? That's exactly what you'd be doing when you join the team at Commerce Bank. We're looking for teammates who are ready to do whatever it takes to help our customers with their everyday financial needs. You'd be helping yourself too, because Commerce has a tradition of recognizing and rewarding team members for their talent, skills and contributions.

No wonder we've been an industry leader for over 155 years and have developed a reputation as a great place to work in the financial services world. If you'd like to be a part of a team and culture that is respected by its peers and in your community, we should talk. We're always looking for the best and brightest.

About This Job

At Commerce, we believe our differences make the difference. We embrace an inclusive and diverse culture, which we know helps us innovate to better serve the needs of our customers, team members and communities. We are committed to creating a sense of belonging, where team members can bring their authentic selves to work and feel seen and heard. We hold ourselves accountable for doing the right thing, taking action where we can, and being the example of what to do.

As our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts continue to remain a corporate blue chip, or highest priority, at Commerce Bank, we are excited to bring a DEI Intern into our team for the summer 2023 internship program. The DEI Intern will work with the DEI and Talent Management teams and business partners to provide project support, lead assigned projects with leadership oversight, support employee resource groups (ERGs), and drive positive change for a national organization of 4,000+ team members.

Essential Functions

  • Complete a summer-long project related to DEI that will improve Commerce practices. Present findings to the DEI team.
  • Research DEI culture and employee engagement trends, best practices, and external benchmarks and prepare recommendations based on findings.
  • Explore and provide recommendations on tools that could better embed DEI into the organizations.
  • Assist with DEI communications, including content creation for internal and external communications, development of training support materials, presentations and maintenance to DEI internal shared sites.
  • Provide administrative and operations support for the ERGs, including support of ERG leaders, coordination of events and initiatives, and contributing to the development of key processes and tools.
  • Collaborate with the DEI and Talent Management teams on the development and coordination of programs, events and initiatives across the organization.
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to deliver on DEI projects.
  • Provide support to DEI liaisons.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Schedule
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Mostly remote (hybrid)
  • In office 1-3 days/week, as necessary for team meetings, events, etc.
  • Optional travel opportunities may be available.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Passion to create impact and lasting change in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Critical thinking and ability to research best practices, industry trends, and assess internal factors to make data-informed recommendations
  • High level of personal accountability and integrity
  • Committed to listening to understand, solving problems, and continuous learning
  • Motivated and organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Inquisitive, agile and strong team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to remain adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook and cast a positive shadow that is aligned with our culture and Core Values
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams, Word)

Education & Experience
  • 1+ years' experience in diversity and inclusion programs, student resource group/club leadership, community impact work, or program management preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree in diversity studies, human resources, sociology, psychology, business, communications or a related field.
  • A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications.

Location: 922 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Time Type:
Full time



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