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Schwan's Company Human Resource Generalist Intern in Florence, Kentucky

Human Resources Generalist Intern – Summer 2021

Plant Location: Florence, KY

About the Company:

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

About the Program:

  • 12-week long internship program within the Florence pizza plant. (Typically May-August)

  • Opportunity to work on and take responsibility for exciting, strategic projects that are relevant to your coursework with real-world applications.

  • Exposure to upper level management, executives and the CEO.

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. Internships at Schwan’s often lead to full- time job opportunities upon graduation.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.

What you will be doing:

  • Complete various HR special projects within the Florence pizza plant or across business units.

  • Gain exposure to and resolve routine employee problems or issues related to traditional employee relations matters.

  • Interpret various HR plans, programs, policies and procedures for employees and provides advice and recommendations to business unit management on typical or non-critical items.

  • Recruit, screen, and interview internal or external candidates for vacant positions.

  • Coordinate learning and development opportunities.

  • Maintain confidential employee data.

What the expectations are of you:

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate effectively with people in different functions/ locations.

  • Proven leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to all levels of management.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and drive for results.

  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

  • Must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable driving decisions from areas of ambiguity.

  • Candidates should currently be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in Human Resources, Business, Communications, Organization Development, Management or related program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022.

  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.