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Human Resources Intern (Irvine, California, US) in Irvine, CA at Kia Motors America

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Need a positive switch in your career? Kia Motors America is one of the world’s fastest growing automotive companies in the US. We are always looking to add smart, talented individuals to the Kia team.


At Kia Motors America, innovation and reinvention are at the core of everything we do, and our willingness to challenge conventional thinking has transformed the brand into a recognized industry leader.


With an extensive lineup of world class products, Kia continues to grow and mature at a rapid rate. Our Marketing partnerships with the NBA, Super Bowl, Billboard Music Awards and others are raising brand awareness and challenging what people think they know about the Kia brand. Join us as we invite people to discover the “New Kia”.




  • Under supervision of the HR & GA Director, as well as day to day partnership with the HR management team as applicable, rotate within two primary areas of HR to complete timely and relevant projects within those functions, including HR Operations and HR Training, Development and Engagement (TDE).

Major Responsibilities


Major Responsibility



HR Operations team (consisting of Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, & HRIS) – focus on the HR Information System implementation, and related report building, data analysis, usage best practices, and other associated projects. 



HR TDE – focus on analysis and reporting of usage with core platforms supporting KMA’s TDE initiatives, including the KMA Careers Site, the KMA Intranet/Portal, Degreed (the learning platform), and YouEarnedIt (the recognition platform).  This includes recommendations for best practices in marketing, communication and adoption/usage of these platforms.    



  • In progress of Bachelor’s degree
  • Human Resources focus preferred

Overall Experience

  • Prior internship experience a plus
  • Familiarity with an HR system/platfrom (or other system experience)

Directly Related Experience

  • Previous experience within the HR/HRIS space a plus


Excellent communication skills required (written and oral)

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint

Analytical and administrative skills

Reporting skills

HRIS or other related system skills, including online or mobile platforms







Adapting to Change

Championing Customer Needs

Communicating Effectively

Delivering High Quality Work

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Managing Resources



Equal Employment Opportunities

KMA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, including pregnancy and childbirth and related medical conditions, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, legally protected physical disability or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  KMA complies with applicable law governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which KMA has offices.  The KMA EEO policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Disclaimer:  The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and for this position.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.