Human Resources Intern

Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.



Position Details:

The HR Intern will have the opportunity to gain broad exposure to all facets of the HR Department. Reporting to a Vice President of Human Resources the HR Intern works with a team of aligned HR Partners to support cyclical HR processes, complete HR related projects, prepare reports, collect, analyze, and summarize research to directly support the department and broader organization.

You will support Human Resource Partners while enhancing strategic initiatives by providing recommendations for process improvements. The role leads by example demonstrating the Grainger Principles: Starting with the Customer, Embrace Curiosity, Act with Intent, Compete with Urgency, Win as One Team, Invest in our Success and Do the Right Thing



You Will:

  • Partner with key stakeholders and leaders across the organization
  • Prepare different reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing research
  • Complete HR related projects to directly support the department and broader organization
  • Support initiatives including the following: Compensation, Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Organizational Effectiveness, Team Member Experience, HR Shared Services, HR Generalist, and others
  • Provide recommendations for process improvement


You Have:

  • Expected Graduation Date: December 2024 or Spring 2025
  • Pursuing master's degree in Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Psychology, or a related field
  • Prior internship experience or work experience in a related field preferred
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Human Resource disciplines
  • Proficiency in systems including the following software: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


DEI Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.