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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Human Resources Intern

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 19, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 96840 - Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

The HR Intern will be part of the Human Resources team for Global Information Technology Team (GIT). The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate academic knowledge and career goals with learning through productive work experiences, focusing on delivering a number of projects, as well as playing a key role in day to day activities such as recruitment and talent management.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain industry knowledge, receive valuable on-the-job training, and junior HR generalist experience. 


Assignments may include, but are not limited to:


  • Participate as a program team member for our GIT Internship Program

    • Partner with Program Managers, Program Coordinator and Recruiting

    • Recruit new Interns into the program

    • Manage applicant tracking in the Global Recruitment Management System

    • Conduct Phone Interviews

    • Coordinate and schedule on-site interviews

    • Manage the onboarding process and conduct orientation for new interns

    • Manage record keeping to ensure files and documents are up to date

    • Help maintain strong relationships with universities

    • Post new position listings on university websites

    • Schedule, provide logistics, and run weekly internship team meetings

    • Develop strategies utilizing best practices to attract, retain and develop interns

  • Provide support to the GIT HR team on projects as needed

  • Run ad-hoc reports from HR Systems, such as SAP

  • Create presentations to communicate project status/results

  • Conduct other activities as needed



  • Current college or university student enrolled in an undergraduate program with a preferred concentration in Human Resources Management, Psychology or Industrial Relations
  • Approximate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Documentation of authorization to work in the US and not requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Self-starter who can work in a lean, changing, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collaborate with other interns and employees
  • Strong ability to plan and prioritize
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to ensure confidentiality of various communications/information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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