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Summer 2020 Internship Opportunity with Walgreens: Human Resources Intern

Summer 2020 Internship Opportunity with Walgreens: Human Resources Intern
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on February 26, 2020

Job Summary

Human Resources is more than just interacting with team members – it’s also about the behind the scenes work to help support those team members in everything from compensation & benefits, talent management, learning & talent development and more. As an intern with the Career Development team within HR, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on talent solutions related to the team member’s career journey through research, process improvement recommendations and best business practices. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our HR professionals to collaborate on various projects that directly affect the business, analyze areas of the talent lifecycle to provide recommendations, and assist with special projects or assignments. Some of the areas of focus for this internship may include:
  • Engaging in process improvement research and enhancements.
  • Conducting research and identify best practices as it relates to new team member onboarding.Reviewing and providing recommendations to improve hi-volume and internship job descriptions.
  • Assisting in employer branding initiatives including content development and content scheduling across multiple social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok).
  • ​​Developing training presentations and internal communications plan for select department supported initiatives and projects.
Internship Program Summary

The Walgreens summer internship program is an experience you won’t forget! Our internship program is focused on you, the student, and building your professional skills and experiences to help you prepare for a transition from student to team member. From professional development activities to hone your skills to networking opportunities to help make new connections, you’ll build a base in navigating a professional environment, all while working on real projects within your primary department that actually impact and support the business! Additionally, you’ll participate in a tour of one of our Chicago flagship store locations, as well as visit a local distribution center to help you see the full impact our areas have to help support our retail stores and drive our commitment to our patients and customers.

We know that a happy team member requires a balance between work and social activities, which is why we also have fun events planned to help you get to know your peers, as well as have an opportunity to participate in an impactful community service project. Throughout the summer you’ll have the support of a manager and mentor, prepared to guide you through your everyday work and those involved in the internship program. Rounding out our program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a cross-collaborative business impact project through the 1X Innovation Competition, where students are partnered in groups and tasked to develop an innovative solution to helping Walgreens business continue to thrive!

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs various activities that contribute to the strategy development process for the assigned business unit.
  • Utilizes various tools and resources to analyze information and make recommendations to support the business.
  • Provides general day to day support across the various divisions within Walgreens.
  • Suggests recommendations to leadership for improving and updating policies and processes.
  • May deliver a project aligning to strategic priorities and present to manager/leadership upon completion.

Walgreens (walgreens.com), one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health, beauty and retail destination supporting communities across the country, and was named to FORTUNE* magazine’s 2019 Companies that Change the World list. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day. As of August 31, 2019, Walgreens operates 9,277 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Walgreens also provides specialty pharmacy and mail services and offers in-store clinics and other health care services throughout the United States, most of which are operated by our health care strategic partners.

Basic Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree program with 2 semesters remaining upon start date.

  • Experience communicating with key stakeholders via writing reports and presenting the information.

  • Experience collaborating with teams.

  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel).


Preferred Qualifications



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