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With over 130,000 employees, Macy’s Human Resources touches a lot of lives. As a Human Resources intern, you can be part of that people-focused effort. At the same time, you’ll learn valuable functional skills and fully participate in Macy’s overall business initiatives.

On this team, you’ll be exposed to and assist with the administration of a range of responsibilities, including benefits and compensation, training and development, and recruiting and performance management. Moreover, you’ll be working closely with a group of high-level executives, so you can expect your business acumen and leadership skills to improve significantly.

Locations and Start Dates

Our Human Resources Summer Internship is offered at our corporate offices in Cincinnati, OH. Programs start in June.


Receive professional development through a combination of structured, hands-on, and classroom-style learning. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with other interns in corporate functions through participation in training classes and social activities. Additionally, you will have access to formal and informal mentors in your department. You will be able to explore the career opportunities available to you at Macy’s, specifically the Human Resources Executive Development Program.


As a Human Resources Intern, some of the projects you work on will include: developing succession plans, driving employee engagement strategies, analyzing benefits and compensation trends, recruiting talented executives, and setting the stage for the future of HR in our organization. You will be making an impact on our associate population throughout your internship as you work on strategic projects and collaborate with business partners.

Career Growth

As a Summer Intern, you are given 10 weeks to explore a role in the Colleague Support Center, Compensation or Talent Acquisition, just to name a few! You will have the opportunity to interact with senior leaders and business partners, and learn from many successful Macy’s employees. This is your opportunity to gain further understanding of what it takes to run a company with hundreds of thousands of employees on a day to day basis.

What is Human Resources?

A Human Resources Executive works within the professional business function that oversees the management and development of an organization's workforce. With the advancement of technology and increased globalization, the strategic management of human capital is complex and interesting. Macy's Human Resources team is comprised of many important business functions such as Talent and Performance, Talent Acquisition, Colleague Support, Benefits, and Compensation.

Human Resources Executive Development Program

The Human Resources Executive Development Program is a 2-year rotational program. During your 2-year program, you will experience 3 rotational assignments designed to give you practical experience in the art and science of human resources. At the end of the 2-year rotational program, you will have a big-picture view of how Macy's HR functional experts support business strategies through HR and Talent initiatives.

Analyst / Coordinator / Specialist

Analysts/Coordinators learn the operational components of an HR function while receiving significant exposure and development. This is a developmental role that prepares you for a Manager position.

HR Manager

HR Managers are given direct HR responsibility and are accountable for the productivity and results of their assigned area. This is a developmental role that prepares you for a Director position.

HR Director

HR Directors supervise a team of direct reports and oversee the department's productivity and results.

HR Vice President

HR VPs develop the overall strategy for their department and oversee the department's productivity and results.

HR Group Vice President

HR GVPs lead the overall strategy and productivity of multiple HR departments.

HR Executive Vice President

In these senior level positions, HR Executives set the enterprise-level strategic direction for their function.

Chief Human Resources Officer

We are looking for rising Seniors, with one year left in an undergraduate program with a 3.0+ GPA from an accredited university. We consider all majors. You need to have a sincere passion for engaging with people, and the communication skills to match, along with leadership skills that include professional business ethics, assertiveness, and an aptitude for helping others solve problems.

Macy’s Snapshots

Human Resources

The people are real. The places are real. The photos are real. Making this your perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and get a genuine glimpse of Macy's Human Resources inner workings.