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Vanderbilt University Human Resources Intern (Summer 2019) in Nashville, Tennessee

Human Resources Intern (Summer 2019) (Job Number: 1900564)


The Human Resources Intern will provide support to the development and classification of position descriptions for Vanderbilt University Information Technology positions. The ideal candidate will be familiar with basic Human Resources competencies, have excellent written communication skills, and will be comfortable working with all levels within the organization.

The Human Resources Intern will work alongside VUIT’s HR team. This team provides HR support to 300+ full time employees and approximately 80+ student workers. This team works closely with the university’s Central HR team acts as a liaison between the two departments.

Key Functions and ExpectedPerformance:

  • Reviews existing jobdescriptions for the department and makes recommendations for description contentto assure descriptions accurately describe the position.

  • Researches similarpositions in the industry to assist hiring manager with content creation.

  • Assures all jobdescriptions are complete and consistent in formatting.

  • Interfaces withemployees to review and or update major duties and responsibilities, KSAs, andother requirements.

  • Works with Vanderbilt’sCentral HR and Compensation team to assure all current descriptions are appropriatelyclassified.

  • Organizes descriptionsfor storage and publication to VUIT’s staff website.

Upon completionof the internship, the intern will:

  • Develop a strongunderstanding of how Human Resources functions in a Higher Education setting

  • Become proficient injob description development

  • Get the opportunity to work on ‘real’ HRprojects alongside our HR team

  • Achieveboth professional and personal growth as you buildthe necessary skills to start a successful career in Human Resources

Experience and Education :

  • Current undergraduate Junior/Senior, orgraduate student

  • Human Resources or Communicationsconcentration preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writingand verbally

  • Exceptionalinterpersonal skills, positive attitude with a high level of contagious energy

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Ability towork independently with strong follow-up skills

  • Proficiencywith Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

AboutVanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).

Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 46112 - IT: Business Affairs

Job: Student Workers (Enrolled at Institution)

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action

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