University Health Network Human Resources Intern - Unpaid in Toronto, Ontario

Human Resources Intern - Unpaid - Toronto, Ontario

Position: 4 or 8 Month Unpaid Internship Opportunity

Please be aware that in addition to your application through the UHN Careers Site, you are required to follow your School's internal process to be considered for this position. Please include a brief cover letter and transcript with your application.

Organization: University Health Network

Department: Human Resources

Location: Toronto, Ontario (Downtown)

Job Title: Human Resources Intern - Unpaid (Fall 2018)

Subjects: Human Resources

Multiple positions available

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN) , Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together some of the world’s top medical, research and clinical specialists. The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. UHN consists of 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here at .


To provide practical hands-on experience in the various Human Resources areas at UHN, AND to be involved in functions that are of interest and value to your career growth.


This is an excellent opportunity to get in-depth Human Resources applied knowledge in a large healthcare organization. You will gain valuable experience in an administrative support role in one of these area. Students will be able to pursue personal learning goals in Human Resources while benefiting a worthwhile cause through volunteering their time.


Your Internship will provide experience in ONE of the following areas in the Human Resources Department.

Employee Relations :

  • Administrative and project support in the Employee Relations Department

  • Generate statistical reports from an electronic web-based database

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Requirement : Completed majority of HR courses and proficient in Microsoft Excel

Organizational and Employee Development :

  • Support for the Organizational and Employee Development department

  • Posting, support and documentation of staff training in Learning Management System

  • Updating or compiling training documentation, when needed for classroom setup and preparation

  • Other administrative duties as assigned

  • Requirement : Completed Training & Development and Organizational Behaviour course

Payroll Administration/Compensation:

  • Administrative support in the Payroll Department

  • Generate statistical reports from an electronic web-based database

  • File management

  • Human Resources Reception duties as required

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Requirement : Completed Payroll or Compensation course

Recruitment :

  • Support in the Talent Acquisition Department

  • Manage job posting processes and prepare offer packages for new hires

  • Participate in interview panels, job evaluation committees, when possible

  • Assist in HR special projects, when possible or other duties as assigned

  • Requirement: Completed Recruitment & Selection Course

Volunteer Resources :

  • Support in the Volunteer Resources Department

  • Screen and review resumes

  • Conduct volunteer interviews and provide recommendations

  • Assist with special projects or other duties as assigned

  • Requirement : Completed Recruitment & Selection Course

Occupational Health and Safety :

  • Support in the Occupational Health and Safety Department

  • Generate statistical reports from an electronic web-based database

  • Review and update current policies and procedures

  • Assist with special projects or other duties as assigned

  • Requirement : Completed Occupational Health and Safety course


  • Previous Office related experience

  • Previous experience in Human Resources is an asset but not mandatory

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a hospital environment

  • Demonstrates initiative and commitment to learning

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written


  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program focused on Human Resources with a co-op work term

  • (Note that our preferred schools are: George Brown College, Humber College, Seneca College and Sheridan College)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

POSTED DATE: June 11, 2018 CLOSING DATE: July 6, 2018

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Please include a transcript with your application.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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