Human Resources Intern

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Internship


We’re looking for entrepreneurial mindsets, progressive thinkers and creators of culture who have an appreciation for camaraderie and learning. We have a dynamic, highly collaborative environment so you’ll need the energy and communication skills to match. Our 2020 Spring Internship starts February 24th and ends May 1st. The program provides Interns valuable real life experiences, hourly pay, along with a structured 10 week work plan that is designed to fully immerse you in the retail and ecommerce business.

You're the HUMAN in Human Resources and we want you to join the HT team! In this role, you'll maintain associate records, ensure the Company remains compliant in regards to company policies and labor laws and provide customer service to HQ office and DC associates.  


  • Provides first line customer service support to field and HQ associates with Human Resources questions, issues, and concerns
  • Supports stores & team members with various HR functions such as background investigations, employment verifications
  • Verifies, processes and audits all associate status changes, including promotions, demotions, transfers, rate changes, and separations
  • Verifies new hire paperwork for accuracy/completeness
  • Assists with maintaining associate files, HR paperwork, and distributing HR mail/faxes
  • Provides follow-up and guidance to stores on missing and/or incomplete paperwork such W-4 and I-9 forms
  • Performs other job duties as needed


  • Recent graduate or within 6 months of graduation with a BA, MBA or BS degree
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Able to effectively multi-task and prioritize
  • Smells like Team Spirit – you work great on a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office and Excel
  • Able to sit, stand, bend and lift/move up to 10 pounds