Gaining practical, on-the-job experience under the guidance of an experienced HR professional is a fundamental cornerstone of the graduate program. In fact, it is so important that working as an intern is a graduation requirement for those without prior HR experience. (For those with sufficient HR experience this requirement will be waived.) Those new to HR are also required to enroll in the course, Introduction to Human Resources.
To assist students, the HRD program has relationships with a wide range of area organizations which have sponsored our paid interns. Before committing to an internship, students should contact heir advisor to discuss the details of the specific internship and the Graduate HRD program internship requirements.
Complete Internship details are found in the Current Students section of our website
Mentoring and Networking
Our students may be engaged in a formal or informal mentoring process. All students and alumni are encouraged to further develop professional relationships through networking at the local HR groups and at our HRD annual networking event.