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

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 


We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 


We Are Cisco. 


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