Staples global careers United States

Internship, Human Resource

Function: Internships/Co-op
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, 01702, Massachusetts
Date posted: 04/13/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Temporary
Job number: 1011163

Through our world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. By expanding our product assortment and making shopping and saving easier than ever, we’re helping customers make more happen every day.


So what is the secret to our success? It’s all about hiring and promoting talented associates. And in order to do that we need clearly defined, consistent job descriptions and processes that support a standard approach to job levels. That’s where you come in!


As a Human Resource Intern, you will be involved in assisting to revamp our approach on how we define job responsibilities. We are evolving beyond functional job descriptions, moving to a more competency based philosophy. By doing this we will bring consistency across the company for similar roles. This will allow us to define career opportunities for our Associates within a current or another job family.



  • Assess job descriptions and build job families
  • Create a centralized repository for Staples job descriptions
  • Assist in converting our HR Team over to this approach



Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or similar
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Requires the ability to organize data effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collaborative and flexible, with a positive attitude and focus on achieving results
  • Ability to analyze and improve processes
  • Strong time management and organization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities 


Staples retail stores and help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from with Staples Rewards minimum purchase.  Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.



Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art ecommerce site.  Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services.


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.