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Human Resources Internship

Internship PetSmart, 1745 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85015, United States


About the Team

What are you doing next summer? Ever been to Phoenix, Arizona? At PetSmart, we are committed to developing future business leaders through our Emerging Talent programs. By joining our Human Resources Team as an HR Intern, you'll join a collaborative group of pet lovers who'll do Anything for Pets.

Our Human Resources team directly aligns with the company’s core areas of focus, and we ensure that all associates and leaders are ready to support those strategic objectives.

Our HR team is comprised of different departments, including Talent Acquisition, HR business partners, Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, and Shared Services. We enable meaningful careers for all and build our AWEsome Associate Workplace Experience.

About the Job


PetSmart Summer Internships will take place June 3 - August 9, 2024

  • Experience the Human Resources function as you work with a team of experienced HR professionals in the possible areas of Associate Relations, Analytics, Talent Acquisition, Compensation or the AWEsome Associate Workplace team
  • Support business partners and associates across our 1600+ stores
  • Projects could include a turnover analysis with recommended actions, creating and implementing audits of HR functions to ensure compliance, developing community outreach partnerships to support retention and staffing efforts, researching & making recommendations on company-wide benefits offerings, or similar level projects
  • Responsibilities will include tasks related to project management, building relationships with key stakeholders, data tracking & analysis, and learning to influence others
  • Opportunity to create relevant stories for pet parents, that deliver solutions for the unique needs of their pets where and when they are receptive to great content

  • Leave your “paw” print with a project designed to help you make a true impact within your team and on the business

  • Present your recommendations and original ideas to PetSmart leaders and peers at the end of the summer

  • Develop and grow your soft skills with the support of a dedicated manager and mentor


  • A passion for pets
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, and/or related field
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Graduating Fall 2024 or Spring 2025
  • Desire to learn, grow and engage with peers and leaders - ask for what you need
  • Ability to pivot alongside ever-changing business climate
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication
  • Ability to display learning agility, reflective listening, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Willingness to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona for the summer and potential future FT role

About the Culture

  • 10-week paid and in-person summer internship
  • Relocation to Phoenix, AZ (if applicable)
  • Furnished housing to those relocating to Phoenix, AZ
  • Visibility to Senior Leaders across the company
  • Professional development opportunities, including a Toastmasters Session & opportunities to join our for additional networking opportunities
  • Pet-friendly environment! Yes, you can bring your pet to work
  • to be used online and in-store
  • alongside your fellow interns during volunteer opportunities in partnership with our local partners

About Campus Amenities

  • Top Dog gym with equipment, fitness classes, and personal trainers*
  • Sit & Stay Café - Offers Coffee Shop, breakfast & lunch options*
  • Full-time, on-site security
  • Covered Parking Garage
  • Access to a full-service Print Center and Mail Room
  • Closed Campus