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HR Generalist Intern

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Date: Mar 1, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831 Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58168


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.


We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

The global Human Resource (HR) Function provides an integrated talent management system that delivers a workforce that is Corning's competitive differentiator in the global marketplace.

HR provides service offerings that align solutions to business challenges by ensuring the programs are Effective, Efficient, Global, Scaleable, and Repeatable.  Corning’s Values are operationalized by the HR Function through the facilitation of Talent Management offerings, as well as programs and processes that aid in making Corning’s Values visible.


Corning’s impact on society is real: from groundbreaking inventions in glass and ceramics to lifesaving and life-changing technologies. We draw on materials-science leadership, pioneering manufacturing processes, and industry expertise to make vital contributions to the world.  Three core technologies anchor the work we do at Corning: glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics. We take these technologies to market across five business areas, which we call Market Access Platforms (MAPs).


Corning’s visionary leadership remains steadfast to our Values of Quality, Integrity, Performance, Leadership, Innovation, Independence, and the Individual, that guide us in everything we do. Our Values define our relationships with employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate in around the globe. Corning has annual sales of $14 Billion, with approximately 60,000 employees around the globe.

Aimed at deepening the connections between employees and Corning to enable the life-changing innovations, the global Human Resource (HR) Function focuses on culture, talent, global DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), as well as impact to evolve how HR provides strategic, proactive, and prompt solutions to create a competitive advantage for Corning. HR will ensure Corning’s culture to attract and consistently develop the best global talent to deliver business needs, new and existing global employees choose an extensive career at Corning. Corning HR has also established an intuitive DE&I mindset and leverages diverse talent to enable breakthrough innovations.


Reinforce your education through practical, hands-on work experience through an internship at Corning Incorporated.  Contribute ideas and develop knowledge, leadership, and communications abilities, while interacting and collaborating with top professionals in your field.  Outside of work, you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will expose you to area highlights, mentors, managers, and other interns – all encouraging interaction between Corning peers.

Position Scope:

Corning Incorporated is seeking students actively enrolled in MILR and HR Master’s degree program to assume intern roles in the Human Resource Function.   

  • Work locations in Corning, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina, or one of Corning’s many manufacturing locations across the east coast for the summer months 

  • Opportunity to work with Human Resource Directors/Managers in one of Corning’s business divisions or in a Center of Excellence (COE)

  • Gain exposure to strategies, policies, and processes within the HR function and potentially to one of the businesses within Corning.

  • Specific project work will entail partnering with HR and Business leaders in one of the following areas, including but not limited to: Talent Management, Learning and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Recruitment, Legal/ER, Diversity Management, etc.

  • This would supply the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge gained in your degree program.

  • A fair amount of analysis and formal presentations of work products will be needed.

  • Interns will be matched with specific projects placement based on interests and critical business needs


 Required Skills:

  • Analytics skills - Conducting data analysis with Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets 

  • Hands-on self-starter, capable of juggling multiple priorities in an organized manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, allowing for communication across entire organization.

  • Ability to foster change and promote and implement improvement.

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet)

  • Ability to multi-task 

  • Professional attitude and behavior



  • Industrial and Labor Relations Courses 

  • Human Resource Courses 

  • Employment Law Courses 

  • Statistics and Accounting classes preferred


Preferred background/experience:

  • Master’s level (completing 1st year) in ILR/HRM degree program

  • Prior HR related work or a HR focused internship experience preferred

  • Global experience a plus  

  • Interest in manufacturing and technology



Successful completion of the HR internship may lead to future internships and/or full-time opportunity in the HR Leadership Development Program (HRLDP), a multi-year rotational program for HR professional development post-graduation.


Corning is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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