Eaton Internship Program: Human Resources (Master's/MBA)

Job Description

We make what matters work.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.


Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?


Position Overview:

During the 12- week paid internship, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our business while being coached and mentored by Eaton HR professionals. This internship in Human Resources is designed to provide the foundation to early career HR professionals, through fast-paced, real world, hands-on HR Generalist experience leading projects in areas such as:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • Change Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Workforce Planning
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement

In addition to your valuable on the job learning, interns participate in robust programming including professional development activities, cross-functional projects, senior leader exposure, networking events, and visits to other Eaton sites. These events will help you gain exposure to the many exciting opportunities that lay ahead of you as you build your career at Eaton. 

Intern groups will be in one of the following business headquarters:

  • Eden Prairie, MN (Greater Minneapolis area)
  • Pittsburgh, PA  
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Southfield, MI (Greater Detroit area)
Additional internship locations will be available in select manufacturing sites to meet individual, developmental interest.


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):
  • Actively pursuing a Master’s or MBA degree program with a focus in Human Resources (Industrial Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Change Management, or Leadership Development) from an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship on an on-going basis
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Internship Program
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant work experience and/or HR internship experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community
  • A desire to build a career in human resources in a fast-pace manufacturing environment
  • Highly skilled communicator, strong analytical, and presentation skills
  • Ability to execute with minimal direction and prepared to navigate change with patience, optimism, and poise
  • Intellectually curious; always willing to probe deeper to understand organizational behavior and performance
Position Criteria:
  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region as determined by the assignment manager.
  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.
  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance.
*The locations listed on the requisition above are an example of an Eaton location that a participant could be placed at. These locations are not guaranteed and can be changed.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time