CareerDC coordinates internship programs by connecting students with host organisations all over Australia.
The internships, which are practical work-placement programs designed to provide the intern with human resources experience with the aim of providing industry specific opportunities is to enable the intern to develop skills that will enhance their prospects of gaining meaningful employment, building the student’s career and starting their future.
Human Resources (HR) tasks are completed in every organisation and involve the management of industrial relations and human personnel, also known as human capital. The effective management of human capital is the major key to the successful operations of a company. Such HR functions include:
- Training and career development
- Remuneration and benefits
- Employee performance management
- HR planning
- Workplace safety
Students who search for internships within the HR industry typically come from business related backgrounds and specialise in HR. Such areas of study include:
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of International Business
- Bachelor of Management
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Economics
Completing an internship allows students to apply their knowledge and skills from their studies to a practical work environment. An internship experience will also enable you to improve your skills and provide you with first-hand exposure to the HR industry itself. As human resource management is required for every company, working within HR also exposes you to the industry that your company operates in. Nevertheless, the overall skills that are important when working in HR include:
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Diplomatic and objective
- Able to work cohesively and collaboratively in a team setting
- Organisation and time management skills
- Ethical behaviour
- Negotiation skills
Obtaining the above skills through an internship can allow you to kickstart your career in HR by applying them to various roles across the industry. Depending on the size of a firm, some jobs include:
- Human Resources Officer
- Recruitment Officer
- Talent Acquisition Manager
- Employment Relations Officer
- People and Culture Specialist
- Learning and Development Officer
- Training Coordinator
- Job type:Internships
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