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Human Resources Intern - City of Sammamish ( Job # 19-0046)

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Minimum Salary: $15.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $20.00 per hour
Employment Type: Internship
Department: Administrative Services
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Sammamish is looking for a motivated Human Resources intern who is ready to apply their knowledge to an authentic real-world experience. As a Human Resources Intern, you will play an integral role in staff recruitment, onboarding, documenting processes and procedures, assuring compliance, and updating new hire information.  Additionally you will be assisting with special projects, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and maintaining employee files while learning about various HR activities. This is an exciting opportunity for a college student or recent college graduate pursuig a career in Human Resources. At the internship conclusion, you will have gained valuable HR administration skills and experience.

This is a part time 20-25 hours per week position.



  • Maintain accuracy of, and update employee personnel files in accordance with company policies and government regulations.
  • Compose competent memos to employees to effectively communicate policy and procedural changes.
  • Update job postings in online database and review resumes to recruit qualified individuals for specific open positions.
  • Assist in recruitment activities and special projects as needed. 
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as instructed.
  • Prepare documentation for new and prospective hires.
  • File documents and answer phone calls.
  • Provide quality customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of US Labor Laws
  • Must have exceptional oral, written and interactive communication skills
  • Skilled in effective research tactics and great organization skills
  • Ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external customers
  • Reliable and proactive
  • Independent, self-led learner

Must successfully complete all background checks and pre-employment screening. 


Graduate or currently enrolled in college/university with junior standing or above.  Prefer course work or pursuit of a degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field. 


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  The work is performed primarily indoors with long periods of sitting.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.  


Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change over time.


Sammamish City Hall
801 - 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075