Human Resources Summer Intern

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NY-New York (Flatiron)




The Barnes & Noble Summer Internship program is designed to provide students with the exciting opportunity to apply their education in a real-life professional setting, while gaining valuable industry experience and transferable skills. This will be a paid 10 week program, in which Interns will partner with Mentors on accomplishing impactful company projects. The program will begin on June 4th and end on August 10th.

The Human Resources department is a vital part of the organization in the way that we partner with the business. Whether it be on talent acquisition, employee engagement and development, or day-to-day customer service; we pride ourselves on providing the highest-level of support for our employees. The Human Resources Intern will assist with various HR initiatives and gain visibility into B&Ns corporate HR NY office.

Essential Functions

• Provides administrative support to the Human Resources team and in doing so learning the systems, policies, procedures and workflow of the department.
• Assists with the full lifecycle of recruitment (e.g., job postings, recruitment strategy, phone screens, scheduling, references, new-hire paperwork, etc.)
• Partners with Director and HRBP on HR reporting and analysis.
• Provides assistance with special projects as needed.


• Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with a background in Human Resources or Human Resources Management.
• Desire and passion for HR and recruitment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and direction.
• Proficient in the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
• Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

What You Will Learn:

• Applicant Tracking System (i.e. BrassRing), HRIS (i.e., PeopleSoft), and additional HR platforms.
• Procedural knowledge of core HR functions such as recruitment, on-boarding, off-boarding, etc.
• Visibility to HR operations within the retail industry.
• Employment law and compliance.

Barnes & Noble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


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