Smithfield Human Resources Intern - Summer 2019 in Smithfield, Virginia


The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education. You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects. Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity. Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks.


  • You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield's HR team.

  • Experience full cycle of recruitment including: posting, sourcing, and interviewing candidates for available positions. Learn different ways to source candidates through leveraging our applicant tracking system, career networks, and social media outlets.

  • Engage in HR administration and understand company policies and procedures. Administer new hire onboarding, employee relation updates and general HR administration.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Business major or Human Resources major preferred

  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment

  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-VA-Smithfield



FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

ShiftCorporate - Day Shift