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Human Resources & Recruiting Summer Intern

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Kenworth Truck Company: Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.

Requisition Summary

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining professional Human Resource and Recruiting experience in an industry-leading manufacturing company to join our 2024 Internship Program in Kirkland, WA. We are excited you are seeking an internship with PACCAR and wish you the best of luck! 

Internships include unique learning opportunities such as:

  • Learn first-hand from the industry’s top professionals
  • Work directly with Managers and Senior Managers
  • Develop mentoring relationships with HR leaders
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Expand your professional network


This internship is scheduled to begin in May or June 2024.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Support recruiting efforts which may include:
    • Partnering with Recruiters on job requisition creation and closure
    • Sourcing external and internal candidates through our applicant tracking system (SAP SuccessFactors)
    • Coordinate and schedule candidate phone screens and interviews
    • Communicate updates between Recruiters, Hiring Managers and Candidates
    • Support various hiring projects, such as strategizing sourcing talent pipeline (via LinkedIn and alternative sourcing methods)
  • Lead special HR projects to further the goals of the organization; participate in planning, project development, and problem solving
  • Respond to routine employee inquiries regarding HR policies, benefits, payroll, leave, and other general employment questions
  • Lead and/or assist in coordinating division employee engagement activities such as annual Health & Wellness Fair, Summer Family Day and Intern Events
  • Provide HRIS data entry support
  • Assist with candidate onboarding and new hire orientation
  • File and perform audits on employee files
  • Continuously improve our existing processes
  • Provide breaks and coverage to the front desk

Skills / Competencies

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Resourceful and a self-starter
  • Strong professionalism
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Sense of urgency


Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program pursuing a degree in HR, Business, or other related fields.

  • Junior or senior standing preferred

Intern Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR intern, you have a full range of benefit options, including: 

  • Competitive salary and 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)
  • EAP services: including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth, training, and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field

Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for internship positions is $25 an hour for undergraduate students and $30 an hour for graduate students. Additionally, this role is eligible for a range of benefit options listed above.

If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site. PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.