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Title:  Human Resources Intern


Gain Valuable Hands-On HR Experience in the Corporate Headquarters of a Global Company


Contribute to diverse projects and interact with senior leaders and as you complete your degree


Looking for a great opportunity to gain hands-on human resources experience as you work on your degree? In this internship you will:

  • Gain general knowledge of human resources through hands-on involvement at the corporate office of a global company.
  • Contribute to diverse HR initiatives, including leadership activities, generalist work, talent acquisition, compensation, and benefits. For example, you'll be involved in an upcoming compensation survey.
  • Work with senior leaders -- not only in HR, but also the CEO, CFO and others -- learn processes, and contribute to the overall business initiatives.
  • Join a respected and rapidly growing global organization with a strong and stable financial profile -- even during the pandemic, CTS has continued to grow
  • Enjoy an open and upbeat culture; our leaders are accessible, and we promote broad communication at all levels, including town hall meetings and company round tables


In this paid internship you'll work 20 hours a week during regular business hours, and we'll be flexible to accommodate your school schedule.


CTS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a variety of markets. We are committed to finding smart solutions that enable an intelligent and seamless world. Our success as a world -class leader in technology has evolved from humble beginnings starting in 1896. Today, our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products across many industries. We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.

The Requirements


To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Human Resources Intern opportunity, you will have:

  • Current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or Labor Relations with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with a focus on details.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact effectively across all levels of the organization and in a variety of work environments.
  • Comfortable working in a corporate setting, interacting with all levels of the company.


Please see the More Insights section, below, for additional information.


The Role


Reporting to the Human Resources Manager (HR), you will join a team that also includes the Vice President, HRs; Director of HR; an HR Generalist; and a Benefits Administrator. You'll partner with HR leaders and business managers on HR initiatives, including assisting in recruiting activities such as the hiring and onboarding process. We'll look to you to provide excellent customer service to hiring managers and HR business partners.


Please see the More Insights section, below, for additional information.


More Insight


More about the Requirements

In addition to the qualifications described under <i>The Requirements</i> tab, you will need:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft programs to prepare reports, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive data, materials, and correspondence.
  • Good planning, organizing and multi-tasking skills, and the ability to "change gears" to support diverse activities.
  • The ability to work independently and also contribute as a team player.
  • Experience with HRIS programs a plus.


This internship will last at least 6 months and could last up to 12 months. You'll work on site, and we are following appropriate protocols to ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors.


More about the Role

In addition to the responsibilities described under <i>The Role</i> tab, you will:

  • Work with HRIS systems to include people management systems, as well as recruiting/hiring systems.
  • Actively participate in HR meetings and other company-wide meetings.
  • Provide administrative and data audit support and document coordination.
  • Create and analyze HR reports.
  • Support recognition and company events.
  • Participate in special projects.
  • Provide other administrative assistance to the HR department as required.


More about your success

We'll make a point of getting you involved with a variety of HR activities, and you'll have exposure to strategic planning. At the same time, you should expect to invest a good deal of time in functional execution -- this will give you good insight into the nuts and bolts of HR. Those who thrive in our organization are friendly and approachable team players, but also self-driven to deliver their best work daily and inspire the best work from their colleagues. You should be resourceful and take pride in achieving goals independently, leveraging your strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Our top performers are skilled, but also curious, natural thinkers who are compelled to increase their knowledge and continually add value through their contributions.

United States EEO Statement 
CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable.
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.
United States Additional Considerations 
It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment.  

Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all. 
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Lisle, IL, US, 60532

Job Type:  Intern

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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