EnterpriseWorks Human Resources Internship-Fall2019

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Human Resources Internship

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.

Previous EnterpriseWorks interns have gone onto work at companies including but not limited to: Google, Facebook, IBM, Denodo, All State, Blue Bunny, Yelp, Solstice, and Surface 51.

Human Resources

Do you like interpersonal relationships? Do you want to develop your decision-making skills? 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, 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.

What You'll Do

As a Human Resource Intern, you will be responsible of various internal and external projects for EnterpriseWorks and Research Park. This includes managing the Research Park Job Board which consists of communicating with over 100 companies at Research Park, representing Research Park at multiple Career Fairs and campus recruiting events, updating EnterpriseWorks Intern Onboarding Manual and Company Recruitment Guide, organize hiring process of EnterpriseWorks Interns which includes promoting positions and screening interviews. The ideal candidate will be able to have excellent communication, organization and management skills. It is important to have interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with Research Park companies and EnterpriseWorks staff.

This position will begin training at the beginning of Fall 2019 and will continue throughout the semester into Spring 2019, up to 20 hours per week.

Eligibility Requirements: You must meet these requirements to be eligible for this internship.

  • Graduation date of August 2020 or later 

  • Must be a full-time enrolled student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the time of employment

  • Must be available to work 10-20 hours/week during Fall 2019 upon performance review, the internship will continue onto Spring 2020


  • Previous HR experience or demonstrated ability to successfully manage and organize teams

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership experience

  • Ability to work on a deadline, handle multiple projects and think creatively and able to work in fast-paced environments and team setting

Nice to have: 

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

  • HR experience in any student organization or other organization

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

For your application, please prepare:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter explaining how your experience makes you a good fit for this position

  • Business Writing Sample

Apply online here:  https://go.researchpark.illinois.edu/HRInternApp

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

Compensation: Hourly wage will be $12.00-$14.00 per hour based on experience and will be paid by the University of Illinois.

Timing: Student is expected to work 10-20 hours per week during the academic year. Pending successful performance reviews, the internship can continue through multiple semesters including a full-time internship during the summer.

For more information, please visit researchpark.illinois.edu. For questions please send an email to uirp-jobs@illinois.edu.