Battelle Memorial Institute Human Resources Intern (Summer 2018) in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

We are currently seeking a Human Resources Intern for Summer & Fall 2018. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio. This position will be full-time hours during the summer and part-time during the fall semester.


Battelle's Columbus-based Human Resources team provides consultative support to management and employees on strategic and routine human resources issues nationwide. Due to the wide range of assigned tasks, all members of this group have extensive exposure to and interaction with Battelle leadership and employees at all levels of the organization - and must therefore be equipped with appropriate collaboration and communications skills to adapt accordingly.

Major Responsibilities

  • Works as part of a team to provide generalist support to the organization. Takes calls and emails requesting assistance and answers questions on various HR topics. Interprets, assists and advises employees and managers on routine HR procedures and policies.

  • Creates and updates spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks in support of assigned projects

  • Provides reporting support for all HR related activities.

  • Maintains a high level of integrity and discretion in the handling of confidential information.

  • Coordinates and assist Human Resources to deliver business strategies, programs and priorities (performance management, employee relations, culture management, talent review, staffing, etc.) with key business initiatives to drive a high performing organization.

  • Provides support for the implementation and communication of various HR programs and initiatives.

  • Brainstorms ideas and participates in activities to strengthen the HR team. Researches and summarize best practices.

  • Prepares and processes employee transaction paperwork (i.e. status changes including terminations, promotions, org changes, transfers, new hire paperwork etc.)

Position Requirements


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in Human Resources and must have obtained junior status with at least a 3.0 accumulative GPA.

  • Outstanding service orientation; sense of urgency; high-level of personal integrity.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to be detail oriented.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to work independently, but also a strong effective team player.

  • Commitment to delivering results; solutions oriented; good organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Exposure to SuccessFactors or similar applicant tracking system (ATS) is desired

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. For more information about our other openings, please visit