2024 Summer Human Resources Intern

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/7/2023 12:55 PM)
# of Openings
Seasonal Labor


The purpose of this position is to take an active and engaging role to learn from and assist the Human Resources staff under the direction of the Human Resources Manager.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.


Pay Range:  $18.00 per hour



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist with and carry out special projects as assigned. Examples of potential projects include:
    • Developing Requests for Proposals to solicit outside firms for contractual work.
    • Updating retirement plans and relevant data.
    • Construct materials to inform, update and engage employees about benefit plans or other human resources programs.
    • Coordinating and assisting organization-wide employee functions and events.
    • Assisting and facilitating learning and development sessions for WaterOne employees.
    • Supporting HRIS related projects.
    • Supporting projects and/or initiatives related to safety and security functions.
  • Express interest and learn from various departments of the organization by shadowing and working with different dynamics of a public water utility.
  • Assist with routine administrative work.
  • Assist with personnel file audit and compliance information.
  • Conduct various peer organization surveys to research, develop and gain understanding of HR policies and respective proposals.
  • Assist with recruitment activities such as resume screening and reference checks.
  • Attend meetings regarding projects as assigned. Must attend at least one (1) WaterOne Board Meeting.
  • Write specifications, memos, and letters as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Must at a minimum be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and current enrollment in a degree program related to human resources, public administration, business administration or a closely related field.
  • Aptitude to continue a career in management /administrative fields in the public or non-profit sectors.
  • Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently, meet deadlines, work independently, and exercise good judgment.
  • Must be able to create and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Requires good interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communications skills, and good listening skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and continuously meet WaterOne driving standards.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees).

 Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 20 pounds.  The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be in possession of a licenses and be able to operate a vehicle at any given time.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually



Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.



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