Talent Management & Organization Development Intern

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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Internship Overview

James Hardie is seeking inquisitive, energized, collaborative, and adaptable college students for our 2024 summer intern program.

Over the course of our 10-12-week internship experience you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly with a mentor in your field of study while finding solutions to dynamic and challenging problems.
  • Experience our products up close by touring our state-of-the-art manufacturing and / or research facilities.
  • Interact directly with our company leaders to discuss strategy and the future of James Hardie.
  • Build a lasting professional network through social events and engaging activities.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge to become a future leader in the building materials industry.

Position Details:

As a member of our Human Resources team, you will support project work including but not limited to:

Learning & Development:

  • Update resources / job aids
  • Support training evaluation efforts
  • Pull reports on training evaluation and provide insights
  • Coordinate preparation and logistics for Grow@Hardie development day
  • Assist with face-to-face training set-up

Talent Review:

  • Complete data consolidation and analysis (e.g., data breakouts, content analysis to identify development themes)
  • Develop resources / job aids
  • Support system testing and/or data gathering.
  • Support training of HR and business stakeholders
  • Administer retrospective survey and report back key insights

Performance Management (Mid-Year Review):

  • Support benchmarking efforts by conducting research, participating in informational interviews, and leveraging research databases/network (prior to MYR kick-off).
  • Update resources / job aids
  • Support testing in SuccessFactors
  • Report out completion rates
  • Support training
  • Administer retrospective survey and report back key insights.


Available Locations: Chicago, IL

Hourly Rate: $25/Hour

Work location: Hybrid (minimum 3 days per week)

Shift: First shift, Monday through Friday

Relocation stipend available: No


Basic Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program from an accredited college / university with an expected graduation date between May 2025 – December 2026
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Strong academic performance including a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the work location.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program majors: Human Resources, Organzational Development, Industrial Psychology, or similar programs
  • Previous internships / co-ops or work experience and / or involvement with student or civic organizations
  • Ability to work full time for 10-12 weeks during summer 2024


James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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