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1-Year People Services/ Human Resources Co-op / Intern (Available Summer 2022)

Human Resources
Americas Region
TOR0000T6 Requisition #

Start Here, Go Anywhere! Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

Joining Arup as a People Services/Human Resources Intern offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with an outstanding People team supporting some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. This year-long co-op/ internship provides a rewarding skill building experience where you will be able to deliver quality work that has a positive and lasting influence and have a ton of fun doing it. 

Arup is searching for a People Services / Human Resources Intern who will support the People team with a range of employee lifecycle activities including recruitment, new hire setup and onboarding, global mobility, staff records and data maintenance and offboarding. In this position, you will learn how to take the skills you are acquiring in school and apply them in a professional setting. This role will report directly to a local People team / Human Resources representative and will be remote for the near term and then be based out of our Toronto office once COVID-19 office restrictions are lifted.  


Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to the following:  

  • Partner with team to manage new hire setup and onboarding requirements 
  • Support recruitment operations and mobility needs including the coordination of job postings and recruitment system updates, scheduling phone screens and on-site interviews, planning of campus recruitment related events and supporting visa/green card applications
  • Assist Total Rewards team with internal and external audits, research and administrative reviews of benefits and wellness programs, support annual external salary survey process, maintain team intranet site up-to-date 
  • Coordinate wellness and insurance enrolments and partner with Benefits Coordinator to communicate with service providers
  • Assist L&D Specialist with keeping training course evaluations and attendance records. 
  • Assist Learning team with updating presentations and converting existing learning into e-learning  
  • Provide friendly support and advice for staff on simple policy and procedure questions  
  • Assist People Coordinators with the production of key employment documents including updating and maintenance of staff records, legal compliance for online staff files, and data processing 
  • Contribute to the automation of People processes and new People system implementation 
  • Support efforts around employee engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), performance management and retention 
  • Support broader People initiatives and ad hoc requests to deliver high-quality outcomes on People projects across the Americas region.  



  • Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher in Business, HR (Human Resources) or related field preferred. 
  • Can prioritize effectively and have exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment.
  • Has a bias for action and proven ability to deliver high-quality results 
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, creativity, and agility  
  • Has strong interpersonal and collaboration skills crucial for team-based working  
  • Accountable for accuracy and timeliness of work within the department  
  • Solid attention to detail in composing and proofing documents, prioritizing and achieving desired outcomes promptly 
  • High level of integrity to handle confidential information and situations  
  • Strong service orientation with a proven desire to go above and beyond
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills – ability and confidence to collaborate with all levels of the organization 
  • Experience using a variety of software applications especially Microsoft Office 

Notable Projects
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

• Calgary Cancer Center
• University of British Colombia
• National Music Centre of Canada
• Tim Horton's Field
• Queen's Way West Revitalization
• Toronto Pearson International Airport

For the fourth consecutive year, Arup has been named one of Greater Toronto’s top employers! Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2021 are recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Find out more about what makes our Toronto office an outstanding place to work here: https://bit.ly/2B3QYL8

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. 

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