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Human Resources Intern (Summer 2024)

Human Resources Intern

About The Kendall Group

The Kendall Group seeks a talented, creative, self-motivated individual for our Human Resources Intern position. The Kendall Group is comprised of seven divisions with 75+ locations in eleven states. Combined, we serve the Electrical, Automation, Pipe, Valve, and Fittings products, Steam, Lighting, Industrial Controls, and Instrumentation Industries. The Kendall Group is a 100% employee-owned company. Kendall offers a great opportunity for a rewarding career.

Why The Kendall Group?

Our employee ownership model is the core of who we are.  You will not only own part of the company, but you will own your future. At Kendall, you’ll have opportunities to learn and grow while being coached and mentored along the way. We’re that company where people stay! We’re proud to say that more than 60% of our associates have more than 5 years of tenure, and more than 40% have greater than 10 years. At Kendall, you will be valued and supported, your ideas will be heard, your voice will matter, and you’ll work alongside incredible people who care about your success.

What you can expect:

The Kendall Group offers a 10-12 week paid internship program where you are provided with the experience and knowledge essential for a career within the Human Resources Department.  This is a project-based internship, where each intern will own and deliver a project or multiple projects from start to finish during their time with The Kendall Group.  Each project will be addressing a gap within the function and driving tangible value for the business.  This program has been highly successful at giving valuable experience to students as well as providing potential long-term opportunities within the company.

This unique program allows individuals the opportunity for direct exposure to foundational Human Resources principles and work alongside HR professionals.  Our internship program is designed to ensure you have an optimal experience by doing real world work that is meaningful to our business and customers.  You will have a dedicated manager/ trainer, personal coach, and regular meetings with a member of the internship coordination team.  You will have the opportunity to experience our passion about giving back to the community by participating in a Kendall Charitable Giving Event.  During your internship at Kendall, you'll have the chance to meet and familiarize yourself with our executive and senior leadership team members, as well as gain exposure to the various business units and departments that make up our organization.

Location: The position will be based in Portage, Michigan.  You must be flexible to work onsite most, if not all, days.  Some remote or hybrid opportunities may be considered.

Competencies you possess:

  • Service Excellence
  • Results, Action Oriented
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Decision Quality
  • Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Time Management

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Pursuing an associates, bachelor's or graduate degree at an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business, or related field; Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Analytics/Computer Skills A well-rounded skill set including knowledge of common software packages, organization skills, and the general nature of being detail-oriented
  • Physical, Mental and Visual Skills: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.
  • Physical Environment: Normal office environment

The Kendall Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.