Human Resources Intern

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61574


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.


Aiming 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 is seeking students currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program or higher for our HR Internship program.

  • 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:

  • 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 and analytical skills such as conducting data analysis
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Professional attitude and behavior


Preferred background/experience:

  • Prior HR related work or a HR focused internship experience
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Courses
  • Familiarity with HRIS (Human Resources Information System) software


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. 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


​The range for this position is $1,519.00 - $3,074.00 biweekly.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is prescribed based on geographic location, nature of position, and year in school.

Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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.



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