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Governors’ Summer Intern – IN State Personnel Dept.

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Company/Organization: Indiana State Government


The SPD Human Resources Governor’s Summer Intern will rotate among various divisions with the Indiana State Personnel Department (SPD) and will be introduced to Human Resources as it relates to the specific disciplines of Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, and Employee Engagement/Training. This internship is structured to provide college students with real-world work experience in a professional environment within their chosen degree program to enhance marketability upon graduation.
Intern will spend time job shadowing the following human resource specialist areas: Compensation and Organizational Design, Benefits Administration, and Employee Relations to gain a better understanding of each division prior to the start of the rotation. Intern will spend at least two weeks job shadowing and will be tasked with responsibilities and projects related to Talent Acquisition and will then rotate into various agencies working on tasks/projects with our SPD HR Generalists.
Examples of past intern projects include the following:
• Intern blog and assistance with social media as it pertains to Talent Acquisition
• You Tube video based on internship for use as a marketing tool for future internships
• ‘Niche’ Sourcing Techniques – Research how other states and companies recruit specific hard-to-fill and contact organizations that can supply interested candidates
• Assist the State Personnel Department with the coordination of the Indiana Black Expo and participate as needed during the IBE Employment Opportunity Fair.
• Assist with applicant screening, background checks, offer letters, and agency questions regarding the employment process
• Devise, present and implement a tracking system for Family Medical Leave and Workers Compensation
• Research and present employee Well-Being Program
• Succession Planning
• Assist with behind-the-scenes preparation for Performance Management


Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education by May 2015.
Strongly prefer students majoring in Human Resources, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Management, or related. This should be listed in the Add Degrees section of the application to be considered even if a resume has been attached or copied.
Additional preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of human resources management and administration;
• Knowledge of the agency mission and administrative policies;
• Knowledge of specific human resources programs such as: FMLA, disability and workers’ compensation programs, ADA, and intern relations;
• Knowledge of agency programs, structure and staffing;
• Working knowledge of computer and software programs and the ability to utilize these skills in the completion of job duties;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
• Ability to research and document findings;
• Ability to effectively prioritize a variety of projects/functions;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management;
• Ability to maintain confidentiality;
• Ability to successfully negotiate resolutions to complex problems or situations;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to organize thoughts and ideas in a logical manner;
• Ability to plan and organize the work of other interns.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paid Internship Info:



May 11 or June 8th to August

March 1, 2015
Human  Resources 
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Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Phone: 317-232-3065
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