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2017 CHCI-SHRM Scholar-Interns Share Their Experiences

During summer 2017, four promising scholar-interns completed internships in the human resources departments of SHRM-member organizations across the country, as part of the CHCI-SHRM Scholar Intern program. Each of the interns wrote a blog post about their experience and what they learned during the program. Now that they’ve completed their internships, these promising young Latinos will receive a $2,500 scholarship to support their studies during the 2017-18 academic year.

Interested in being part of the 2018 program? Click here for more information. Applications are now live for internship placements in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Diego!

Jose Chavez

Placement: San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, San Diego, CA

“Working as an HR intern gave me the opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of the position, and most importantly, allowed me to be considered an equal member of the HR team. I was treated like a valued employee who was given guidance and responsibility. Every day provided me the opportunity to learn something new.” Read more

Erika Enriquez Zamora

Erika Enriquez Zamora

Placement: SAG-AFTRA, Los Angeles, CA

“During my internship, my supervisor was constantly checking in on me, providing me with suggestions—not orders—and always had insights that facilitated my best work. That to me was the epitome of what human resources is—discovering the potential employees have and helping them realize it.” Read more

Araseli Gutierrez

Araseli Gutierrez

Placement: ITW, Chicago, IL

“I was able to freely apply skills and knowledge previously learned from my education and experience. I was able to understand how important HR is to organization success because we provide the support needed to achieve the organization’s mission.” Read more

Lesley Simental

Lesley Simental

Placement: The Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX

“I highly encourage other students to apply to the program because not only does it provide experience, it also offers insight into a potential market for future employment opportunities. One of the things I liked the most about this program was that it was HR focused but opened my eyes to an entire business sector.” Read more

Apply to the 2018 CHCI-SHRM Scholar Intern Program Today! Applications are due Wednesday, February 28, 2018.