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Category: Government and Public Administration

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Port Orchard

Application Deadline: May. 1, 2023

Starts: May. 1, 2023

Available Positions: 1

Salary Range: $22.01 - $31.09

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


The Kitsap County Department of Human Resources has an opportunity for a summer intern to grow and develop their skills in the Human Resources field!   Kitsap County supports internship programs that provide work experience for students that is related to their course of study in an accredited post-secondary institution.   The internship program is designed so that the student will have the opportunity to apply principles and theories learned in the classroom,  gain new skills,  explore a career path,  and be supervised and mentored by professionals in their field.   

This is a paid internship,  Monday –  Thursday,  32 hours per week from 8:00am –  4:30pm between May –  September 2023 with a salary range of $22.01 -  $31.09 hourly.  This position is covered by the Kitsap County Extra Help Policy and is classified as eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  No benefits are offered with this position except those required by the state or federal law.


Tasks and assignments may include:

  • General office administration duties at the HR front desk such as customer service,  answering phones,  scanning,  filing,  data entry and computer work.   
  • Assist with recruitment activities such as creation of interview packets to include review/formatting of interview questions,  scheduling applicants,  entering interview scores,  coordinating pre-employment physical exams.   
  • Participate in Personnel Manual and policy update discussions,  attend various HR team meetings to listen/observe/ask questions,  and learn budget processes by participating and observing intake meetings between County departments,  HR and Finance.    
  • Review and create job aides for new job description software.   
  • Audit job descriptions.
  • Observe and assist with New Employee Orientation and Benefits Orientation. 
  • Attend recruitment job fairs. 
  • Review collective bargaining agreements in preparation for labor bargaining sessions.   
  • Create and route resolutions and observe Commissioner work-study meetings.
  • Research feasibility of enhanced employee benefit offering.         
  • Learn the County Classification and Compensation structure and participate in County wide study.   
  • Assist with County benefits open enrollment preparation as well as wellness event planning and outreach.
  • Assist with new HR policy implementation. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution at the time of internship.   If the internship occurs during the summer,  the student may provide proof of summer or fall enrollment. 

Desired Majors and Class Level:

  • Human Resource Management,  Organizational Leadership,  Public or Business Administration,  Psychology,  Sociology,  I/O Psych,  Training &  Development,  Workforce Development
  • Sophomore(2Y)  -  Senior(4Y)


To view an illustrative example of duties and to apply,  please visit our website:  INTERNSHIP -  HUMAN RESOURCES |  Job Details tab |  Career Pages (   This posting is accepting applications through 11:59PM PST Friday 03/31/23.  Applications will be screened as they are received.