At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Human Resources Intern Summer 2020

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3469

Requisition Number: 14316BR

Position Title:

External Description:
At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment.Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.
What to expect:
Our Human Resources Internship Program provides the opportunity for you to make an impact on the company by working on critical business needs and hands-on projects while also being able to grow yourself professionally through challenging assignments, personal coaching, and networking opportunities with other interns and leaders cross-functionally.

Our 12-week summer internship allows you to take a deep dive into what it is like to be a true HR professional at a passionate, challenging, and innovative company. Our HR internship is project-based so you will experience both larger ongoing projects as well as shorter-scale projects throughout the summer that align with our business objectives.

Interns are placed into one specific team based on interest and business need. These teams could include, but are not limited to: Generalist, Client Groups, Centers of Excellence, Compensation/Benefits, Organizational Development, or Talent Acquisition.

You will get the chance to work closely with the employees that make our fun, high-quality products in a plant environment while practicing robust employee relations skills. You'll also have the opportunity to support one of our many Business Units and/or Functional areas that will aid in your understanding the customer-facing business objectives. During the internship, you will gain HR specific skills & knowledge, the opportunity to build your professional network, ability to gain exposure to how Polaris operates and increase your business acumen. Specifically, some of the projects you might have exposure to could include HR analytics, orientation revamp, talent pipelining, succession planning, or generalist responsibilities to name a few. Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a passion to learn may be offered an additional internship or a full-time position, depending on graduation date eligibility

Interns are typically placed in any of the following locations: Plymouth, MN; Medina, MN; Spirit Lake, IA; Osceola, WI; Roseau, MN; Wyoming, MN; and Huntsville, AL.

Polaris offers both financial housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify. Intern responsibilities include:

  • Transportation to/from office
  • Securing housing for the duration of the internship
  • Attending Polaris' Development Training in Minnesota as an opportunity to meet with leaders and other interns from across the company

Required Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources or other related degree
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0, preferred
  • Able to complete full 12-week internship working 40 hours per week (May/June-August 2020)
  • Geographic flexibility
  • Proven strength in the following: analysis and creative problem solving, communication, interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, and leadership
  • The drive to actively contribute to both personal and company-wide goals through creative and innovative thinking
This position is not eligible for sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous Internship/Co-op experience
  • Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.
QID for the EEO Statement - 89594

About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Human Resources Intern Summer 2020

Company Profile:

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Minneapolis, Minnesota US

© 2019 Polaris Inc. All rights reserved.