Human Resources and Industrial Relations

About the Industry Area
Student Involvement Opportunities
Recruiting Context
  • Companies recruit for human resources job and internships throughout the academic year. Job and internship recruitment for the upcoming summer starts as early as September.
  • See “How to land a Human Resources Job” article for tips on engaging in an off-campus search.

Job & Internship Postings


HRIR roles are varied and dynamic. They tend to fall into the following functional areas:

  • Recruiting and Staffing
  • Training and Developing Employees
  • Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement
  • Leadership, Management, Coaching and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Business Function Strategic Support
  • Trade Union and Labor Relations
  • Encourage Diversity and Embrace Sustainable Organizations

See example job titles in human resources for ideas of keywords to include in your search.

On-Campus Recruiting and Fair Information

  • Attend the September Recruiting Showcase as well as the Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair in February
  • St. Olaf’s Handshake database 

Human Resources Job Databases & Resources

General Job & Internship Search Resources

Professional Groups
Additional Education Options