A human resources intern provides administrative support for the work of the HR department in exchange for valuable insight into the practical know-how of HR processes. Apart from gaining practice, it is also a great opportunity to mingle and network.
The terms of internships vary from case to case regarding the duration, remuneration, workload, and focus. What seems to be constant; however, is the companies' investment in internships.
Interns spread the word about the company through their personal networks, bring fresh ideas to the table, and trigger the big sister or brother instincts in matured HR colleagues with their naivety, which is great for morale.
Plus, companies consider HR internships the perfect recruitment strategy. An intern turned employee will know exactly what to do on the job, from day one, and will have clear expectations, which contribute to a longer-term satisfaction with the working environment and conditions. In fact, 7 out of 10 internships result in job offers.