Human Resources Interns

KPMGSan Diego, CA

3 months ago


Job Title

Intern, Human Resources

Job Location

San Diego, CA

Job Overview

  • Support the Human Resources Leadership Team in various HR functions utilizing specialized applications, tools, and platforms.
  • Complete assignments and special projects as assigned by HR department leaders.
  • Collaborate with other HR internship team members on a cross-functional HR capstone project.
  • Conduct research, compile analytics, and develop a team presentation for the HR Leadership Team.


California Salary / Rochester Salary: $79,040


  • Support the Human Resources Leadership Team in a select summer internship in various HR functions utilizing specialized applications, tools, and platforms
  • Complete assignments/special projects as assigned by HR center of excellence department leaders
  • Collaborate with other select HR internship team members on a cross-functional HR capstone project
  • Conduct research, compile analytics, and develop a team presentation to review the output of the capstone project with the HR Leadership Team


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing degrees/majors related to Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent program
  • Must have a current/most recent GPA of 3.0 or above
  • On-the-job experience in Human Resources or a related discipline is preferred
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, time management, critical thinking, decision-making, leadership, and analytical skills
  • Technical aptitude and ability to navigate MS Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Experience with multimedia and/or rapid development authoring tools is a plus
  • Ability to write basic SQL queries, basic understanding of relational databases, and/or experience with BI tools is a plus
  • Work location may be in the office, at client sites, or virtual/remote depending on business need. You must be located within the U.S. when working remotely. Client site locations may require travel and overnight/extended stay
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without the need for employment-based visa sponsorship now or in the future. KPMG LLP will not sponsor applicants for U.S. work visa status for this opportunity (no sponsorship is available for H-1B, L-1, TN, O-1, E-3, H-1B1, F-1, J-1, OPT, CPT, or any other employment-based visa).

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Business Administration Management And Operations15%

  • Human Resources Development14%

  • Psychology13%

  • Human Resources Management And Services8%

  • Management Science6%

  • 275 other majors42%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Target
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Pepsico
  • PwC
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For San Diego, CA | $5,168/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,028

  • Miscellaneous$925

  • Food$487

  • Utilities$383

  • Transportation$345


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