2018 Human Resources Internship

HR & Recruitment
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EnterpriseWorks & University of Illinois Research Park 


Who we are 

Research Park is a technology hub for corporate operations focusing on innovative, cutting edge research and development. EnterpriseWorks is an award-winning incubator at the Research Park that focuses on science and research-based start up companies commercializing technology from the University of Illinois. We have a multifaceted team of professionals and interns dedicated to helping our startups and corporations thrive in the Research Park. 


Human Resources Internship 

The Human Resources intern will be part of the EnterpriseWorks team to support the growth of the workforce in the Research Park. The position will directly assist internal efforts with a wide range of projects related to: planning and recruiting, HR compliance, management and strategy, programming and event planning in the progression of a talent pipeline, and the development of new initiatives and programs that retain and grow the technology workforce in the Research Park. 


This internship is designed to be both educational and practical, by applying theory to real-world applications in a professional setting. At EnterpriseWorks, students will have the opportunity to drive and take ownership of meaningful projects, have high impact work, own decision-making ability, as well as collaborate and network with interns and full-time professionals. 


This position will begin immediately during the current Spring semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week. 



  • Applicants must be available to work 40 hours per week this Summer 2018 and be willing to continue into Fall 2018. 

  • At the time of employment, you must be a full-time enrolled student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  

  • Graduation date must be December 2018 or after 

  • Previous HR experience strongly preferred 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and team setting

  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership experience

  • Ability to work on a deadline, juggle multiple projects, and think creatively

  • Students from the School of Labor and Employer Relations or Human Resource Development preferred 



  • Manage the Research Park Job Board by updating the available job positions and communicating with over 100 companies at Research Park 

  • Represent Research Park at multiple Career Fairs and campus recruiting events  

  • Assist in the creation of Research Park job board employer accounts on the Research Park website

  • Update the EnterpriseWorks Intern Onboarding Manual and Company Recruitment Guide

  • Approve the newly registered accounts and filter the spam accounts

  • Organize the initial stage of the hiring process for the EnterpriseWorks Shared Services intern positions which includes promoting positions, screening application materials, scheduling and conducting screening interviews, and maintaining detailed notes

  • Work with the companies at the EnterpriseWorks Incubator on HR related projects

  • Cooperate with the intern team to organize Research Park events

  • Help coordinate EnterpiseWorks intern team work schedules 

Compensation: Hourly wage will be $12-$14.00 per hour based on experience and will be paid by the University of Illinois. 


Reporting: Position reports to the Assistant Director of Talent and Programming. 


Timing: Student is expected to work at least 10-15 hours per week during the academic year, and 40 hours per week in the summer. 


To apply: Submit your application materials at http://go.researchpark.illinois.edu/HRInternApp  


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.


For more information about the Research Park, please visit http://researchpark.illinois.edu. For questions please email Jenny Kim at jskim3@illinois.edu and Mia Xin at xxin3@illinois.edu