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Talent Acquisition Intern

Date Posted:  Sep 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  17174

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Indiana State Personnel Department

As an agency operating a shared services model with embedded HR teams, it’s up to us to provide all executive branch agencies with top-notch HR solutions. As a full service HR provider, INSPD has opportunities in every discipline along each step of your career path.


This is an unpaid Internship.

About the Internship

The Indiana State Personnel Department is currently seeking a Talent Acquisition Intern for the Spring 2019 Semester.  The Intern will be part of the Talent Acquistion division of the Indiana State Personnel Department and will be introduced to Human Resources as it relates to the specific disciplines of Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, and Employee Engagement/Training. This internship is structured to provide college students with real-world work experience in a professional environment within their chosen degree program to enhance marketability upon graduation.  This is an unpaid internship.

A day in the life

The Intern will spend time job shadowing the following human resource specialist areas: Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Organizational Design, Benefits Administration, and Employee Relations to gain a better understanding of each division prior to the start of the rotation. Intern will spend at least two weeks job shadowing and will be tasked with responsibilities and projects related to Talent Acquisition and will then rotate into various agencies working on tasks/projects with our SPD HR Generalists.

Examples of past intern projects include the following:

  • Work hands-on with different Agencies throughout the state
  • Specialized projects based on the Agencies current needs and future plans
  • Learning opportunities through: Lunch & Learns, attending events, and Job Shadowing
  • Responsible for creating a recruitment plan for the next round of interns
  • Opportunity to learn about and participate in the interview process through phone and in person interviews
  • Intern blog and assistance with social media as it pertains to Talent Acquisition
  • You Tube video based on internship for use as a marketing tool for future internships
  • ‘Niche’ Sourcing Techniques – Research how other states and companies recruit specific hard-to-fill and contact organizations that can supply interested candidates
  • Assist the State Personnel Department with the coordination of the Indiana Black Expo and participate as needed during the IBE Employment Opportunity Fair.
  • Assist with applicant screening, background checks, offer letters, and agency questions regarding the employment process
  • Devise, present and implement a tracking system for Family Medical Leave and Workers Compensation
  • Research and present employee Well-Being Program
  • Succession Planning
  • Assist with behind-the-scenes preparation for Performance Management
What we're looking for
  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate with an accredited post-secondary institution and have completed at least one (1) year of undergraduate education.
  • The ideal candidate for this internship will be a student majoring in Human Resources, Business Management, Organizational Development/Leadership, or a related area.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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