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HR Internships

Introduction To HR Internships. What Are They?
HR internships can give you valuable experience in a variety of sectors and you could find yourself doing your placement in any of these industries. Doing HR intern jobs means you are dealing with real people in a real workplace and, as well as your academic qualifications, this experience can give your CV a real boost for when you are applying for graduate jobs.

The role of HR staff is to create a system within a workplace whereby the most suitable employees are attracted to vacant roles and to advise management on the best ways to encourage those candidates to accept the job. The HR team are also responsible for liaising with other staff in the workplace to create an induction programme where new employees can feel settled and engaged right from day one. The HR team are also responsible for company policies and procedures that all staff work within. This can be disciplinary procedures, recruitment procedures, staff development programmes or procedures to go through when staff leave their job or are being made redundant.

The best HR internships will see you gaining hands on experience in one or more of these areas.

Who Can Apply For Human Resources Internships?
If you are interested in recruitment and creating a work environment where staff feel valued and know what is expected of them then you might want to apply for HR undergraduate internships or graduate internships.

Students and graduates who are keen to work in an office environment, who enjoy researching and matching candidates to roles, who enjoy building relationships with staff within a company and beyond, and who have a good level of computer literacy will be suited to placements. This could be HR summer internships or programmes that last for a longer period.

HR internships abroad or in the UK will give you an overview of the role of HR staff and once you have experience at entry level, if you want to pursue a graduate career in HR, you can gain higher qualifications offered by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

What Are The Different Types Of HR Internships?
It depends on the company you work for and the sector that company is in as to the type of experience you will have when doing HR internships. If you are looking to gain experience of working overseas, then it is possible to do international HR internships. Some of these can be paid HR internships whilst others might compensate in different ways such as providing accommodation and expenses.

HR summer internships might suit undergraduates looking to gain some experience of the workplace during holidays. When it comes to UK HR internships, London and other large cities are good areas to start your search but there may also be programmes available in smaller towns, too. HR paid internships and HR graduate internships are also common.

When Do I Apply For HR Internships?
HR internships are available throughout all sectors and because of this, there is no one set application deadline or recruitment date. If you are thinking about doing internships in HR, take a look below at current opportunities to see if there is anything to suit you.

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