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Polaris Industries Human Resources Intern - Summer 2024 in Spirit Lake, Iowa

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.

Human Resources Intern - Summer 2024

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 hired and then partner with the Early Talent team in Spring 2024 to match them to their specific intern role, team, and location through our intentional intern matching process. Interns complete a survey that provides insights to the team and help us match them with the most meaningful opportunity best suited to their strengths, development areas, interests, and the needs of the business.

Interns are placed into one specific team based on interest and business need. These teams could include, but are not limited to:

  • Generalist

  • Client Group Business Partners

  • Centers of Excellence including Compensation/Benefits

  • Organizational Development,

  • Talent Acquisition

Whether you get the chance to work closely with the employees that make our fun, high-quality products in a plant environment or support one of our many Business Units and/or Functional areas, you will gain HR specific skills & knowledge, the opportunity to build your professional network, gain exposure to how Polaris operates and increase your business acumen. Some of the projects you might have exposure to include HR analytics, orientation and onboarding, talent pipelining, succession planning, and generalist responsibilities. 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 matched to a role in any of the following locations: Osceola, WI; Roseau, MN; Spirit Lake, IA; Huntsville, AL; Wyoming, MN; Plymouth, MN; Battle Ground, WA; Wilmington, OH; Vermillion, SD. Internship location is determined by business need.

Polaris offers a robust relocation program for interns who qualify through Weichert Workforce Mobility. Interns qualify for these services when their home address is 35 miles or more from the office where they will be working. Benefits include a lump sum (grossed up to offset your tax liability), access to a relocation counselor to explain the resources available to make securing short-term housing easy and follows interns closely until they have found a place to live. Intern responsibilities include:

  • Transportation to/from office

  • Securing housing for the duration of the internship

  • Attending a week-long summit event in Minnesota: an opportunity to learn from executives, network with other interns, and participate in professional development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business, Psychology or Organizational Development, 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 2024)

  • Geographic flexibility and willingness to partake in the intern matching process as part of our internship program.

  • 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.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software tools (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word, and SharePoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Internship/Co-op experience

  • Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom

  • Completion of at least two years of university coursework

This position is not eligible for sponsorship. To be considered for this opportunity, you must apply on our career page.

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

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. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

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.

At Polaris, the need for diverse perspectives and experiences enables our vision of Best People, Best Team. We value our differences and align our passions to do great work. As a highly efficient growth company, we are driven to be agile and adaptable to support our customers. At Polaris we unite to create memorable adventures. Learn more at