Summer Internships

Real-World Experience . . . For Credit

The Human Resources Program at Utah State maintains strong relationships with several Fortune 500 companies with forward-thinking, strategic HR practices, giving students the opportunity to work on real projects, complete internships, and learn from the industry’s best.

Students Meeting

Students in the program are required to complete an internship, rather than a thesis. These experiences often lead to careers with the company.

Student Kari Brown interned in Salt Lake City at the international company BD Medical. The company recruits at USU every year and uses resources and expertise from the HR program to help with its projects. BD has hired four generations of USU HR grads.

“The internship lasted for a year so it gave me the opportunity to really learn the organization and see many projects come to fruition,” Brown said. “Everyone at BD Medical was interested in my experience, and I constantly received assignments from all team members in the HR department, which led me to great hands-on experiences to supplement my education in the program.”

Tips from past students on locating an internship:

  • Be willing to relocate
  • Don't limit yourself to one geographical region
  • Apply for everything--don't be too picky
  • Network as much as possible
  • Apply to everything you see come through (especially those from the MSHR department)
  • Creative way to network: set up informational interviews with HR managers at places you are interested in working.
  • Attend HR conferences
  • Attend SHRM lunches
  • Start the process immediately
  • Volunteer to get experience 

Summer 2014 Internship Placement

  • Honeywell - Phoenix, AZ
  • Honeywell - Minneapolis, MN
  • Raytheon – Tucson, AZ
  • Maxim Integrated - San Jose, CA
  • Ford - Dearborn, MI
  • British Petroleum - Chicago, IL
  • Eaton – Indianapolis, IN
  • Melaleuca - Idaho Falls, ID
  • USAA - San Antonio, TX
  • Hexcel - Salt Lake City, UT
  • British Petroleum - Houston, TX
  • 3M - Dekalb, IL
  • Printer Logic - St. George, UT
  • Dow Chemical - Midland, MI
  • Prestige Financial Services - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Parker Hannifin - Ogden, UT

Summer 2013 Internship Placement

  • Freeport-McMoRan - Empire, CO
  • Hexcel - Salt Lake City
  • Honeywell – Golden Valley, MN
  • TIC – Denver, CO
  • Cooper Industries Power Systems – Milwaukee, WI
  • Xi3 – Salt Lake City
  • MonAvie – South Jordan, UT
  • North Star – Anchorage, AK
  • Parker Hannifiin – Ogden, UT
  • State Farm – Bloomington, IL
  • British Petroleum Cherry Point – Blaine, WA
  • Human Resource Department – USU
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold – Safford, AZ
  • CHG – Salt Lake City
  • Freeport-McMoRan – Phoenix, AZ
  • British Petroleum America – Houston, TX
  • Raytheon – Dallas, TX
  • Honeywell – South Bend, IN
  • Inthinc Technology – West Valley City, UT