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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Bachelor's Degree

Internship - HR Operations (year-round)

Are you looking to gain real world experience in a thriving, global financial services firm with an award winning culture? Consider a HR internship with the #4 ranked Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For and start building your career at Baird.

Baird's Human Resources team is dedicated to attracting, developing, engaging and retaining the best global talent to meet the firm mission of being a best place to work. We are seeking a long-term intern for our HR Operations teams, who focus on providing streamlined support, solutions and expertise to our associates.

Interns are treated as valuable team members and are challenged with meaningful work while learning from experienced professionals in a collaborative, fun, and dynamic environment. We look for highly motivated, detail oriented individuals who are proactive, eager to learn and ready to contribute.

Hours: Full-time during the summer, 37.5 hours per week. Part-time during the school semester, ranging between 15-20 hours per week. This position is available immediately and will continue throughout the school year, so local student is required.

As a HR Operations Intern, you will:.

  • Service Baird associates by providing phone and e-mail support related to HR employment policies, practices, benefits, compensation, training & development, recruiting and HC technology.
  • Run background checks following up with the appropriate parties.
  • Maintain employment files and input data into HR information systems.
  • Partner with Strategic Change Manager to assist with creating, editing and proofing documentation, PowerPoint decks, and training materials to support Workday enhancements and training.
  • Conduct research and participation in special projects
What makes this opportunity great:
  • Gain hands-on HR experience while supporting day:day HR operations.
  • Ability to work with a variety of teams and leaders, proving your ability to be flexible and highly adaptable.
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.
What we look for:
  • Current student pursuing Bachelor's degree; preferably in Human Resources, Business, Communications or related degree with preferred graduation date of December 2018 or later.
  • One year of general office experience with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have great customer services skills and be able to handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills, exceptional follow-up skills and attention to detail.

Who we are:
Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $157 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, its fourteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

Our intern program:
Our intern program is a robust experience that offers interns exposure to the business world and a meaningful work experience. Baird's summer includes an Intern Welcome Event in our corporate office in Milwaukee, multiple Lunch & Learns, a Brewer game at Miller Park, Baird Night at the Zoo, and many other informal events. Our interns have the opportunity to use a Baird Cares Day and be compensated to volunteer in the community. They are also eligible to apply for $8,000 in scholarships. Our informal mentor program gives interns an opportunity to network throughout Baird and learn about all the areas of the firm.

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