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Human Resources Intern

Asheville - North Carolina - USA

Sep 17, 2021

Part time



The BorgWarner Human Resources Co-Op Program is designed to provide hands-on opportunity to learn Generalist & Specialist HR Support functions from the perspective of a Tier-One Automotive Supplier.  This rotation will primarily focus on Employee Engagement and Development activities.

This is a paid opportunity.

Primarily reporting to Lindsey Perone with direction from other HR/EHS Team members on a project basis.


To gain experience with the full range of HR activities, Co-Op rotates through special projects and general support activities in the following areas:

Employee Engagement

  • Research best practices/opportunities to optimize 2 way communications with workforce of hourly and salary with a wide range of aptitude and preferences.

HR Communications

  • Develop and implement Communications Campaigns for the following topics:
    • Outreach activities
    • Wellness
    • Events
    • T&D Activities
    • Hiring
  • Employer Branding
    • Research best practices/opportunities for local employer branding
    • Develop an employer branding marketing strategy and long-range plan for increasing and evaluating BW’s presence in the community
    • Leverage Social Media tools to increase Employer Branding initiatives
    • Develop and create social media marketing material in alignment with Employer Branding initiatives
    • Discover effective marketing and promotional channels, including media platforms to be used to communicate to external and internal communications


  • Employee Relations (i.e., policy handbook review and updates, alignment with best practices)
  • HR Administrative Activities (i.e., event support, team wear distribution, employee communication, data entry/analysis, documentation)
  • Works as a member of the HR team, takes on responsibilities normally assigned to entry-level HR Generalist


  • Prefer students in HR Management or General Business Administration with a minimum GPA 3.0
  • Preferred course work completed in two or more of the following areas: Recruitment & Personnel Planning, Employment Laws & Regulations, Org Development, Compensation & Benefits, Training & Development, Marketing, Professional Development, and/or Payroll
  • Previous business work experience is a plus
  • A flexible part-time schedule is available up to 28 hours per week.  
  • Student must be a self-driven and able to accomplish entry-level HR tasks with decreasing supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all privileged information
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Housing stipend is not included with this position, therefore local housing and transportation must be provided by the candidate
  • Proficient in English


  • Learn and implement HR best practices
  • Participation in an HR/EHS organization activities
  • Opportunities for exposure to the multiple HR functions/responsibilities and systems such as SharePoint, Kronos, Workday, Skillsoft, and Learning Management Systems
  • Exposure to manufacturing environment
  • Position has the potential for a continual rotation (full- or part-time)
  • A successful qualified candidate would have the potential for conversion to full time if a position becomes available

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