Human Resources Leadership Program (Intern) – United States

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

Cisco’s Human Resources Leadership Program (HRLP) internship is a twelve week program designed to develop future HR leaders. The HRLP internship program prepares students to join Cisco full-time as part of Cisco’s three-year HRLP rotational program. As a Cisco HRLP intern, you will:

● Work on projects that will add significant value to the business

● Collaborate and interact with senior leadership, managers, cross-functional teams, and other interns in the HRLP community 

● Present analysis and recommendations on a strategic initiative to the senior HR leadership team 

● Participate in professional development workshops, function-specific training, and business seminars often led by world-class subject matter experts 


Team Description

Work on strategic HR projects that add significant value to Cisco. Partner with an experienced mentor. Interface with Cisco leaders. Choose your own adventure and rotate through HR functions that you’re passionate about.



● Currently pursuing a MBA or master’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources

● Excellent academic credentials with proven comprehension of business fundamentals, including finance, marketing, operations and strategy

● Minimum of two years relevant work experience between bachelor’s and master’s programs or during master’s program

● Proven leadership skills, ability to drive change, and a working knowledge of HR competencies

● Ability to think strategically, partner with business units, and articulate how HR can positively impact business effectiveness 

● Strong passion for building a career in Human Resources

● Willingness to relocate to our corporate headquarters in San José, CA. for summer Internship


Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their own unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.
Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

● We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
● We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
● We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.
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