• Human Resources
  • Vail, CO, USA
  • $14.00 - 15.00 / hr DOE
  • Hourly
  • Intern / Extern

PTO, Sick, health, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, STD, discounted ski pass, discounts throughout hotel and golf club

Primary Purpose of Position

The world-class Sonnenalp Hotel is looking for a Human Resources Intern for the term March 2018 - July 2018. The Human Resources Intern will gain a thorough understanding of the various tasks within HR. He/she will be exposed to all aspects of the Human Resources department, to include payroll, document management, HRIS, on-boarding, recruiting, conflict resolution, employee housing, recognition, coaching, and training. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical with the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the HR field. The student will be responsible for an end of term project designed to improve processes or procedures, with the end result of enhancing the resort-wide employee experience.

Learning Objectives & Practical Application

  • Recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, creating job descriptions, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and reference checks.
  • Onboarding process to include background screening, job offers, new hire paperwork and data entry into HRIS, culture assimilation.
  • Employee housing process to include correspondence with tenants & future tenants, maintenance requests, payroll deductions, inspections and enforcement of policies/procedures.
  • Employment law and compliance to include employment eligibility, unemployment, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, forms management, and auditing
  • Benefits processes to include plan renewal and enrollment information, Benetrac, wellness initiatives.
  • International hiring considerations to include recruiting, tax implications, and management
  • Payroll process to include Time & Labor Online, payroll policies and procedures, manual check process and reporting
  • Employee communication to include training, announcements via bulletin boards, company intranet and break room power point
  • Safety compliance to include training, educating, and worker's compensation
  • Leave of absences and the administration of FMLA, STD, LTD
  • Off-boarding and job separation process to include exit interviews, final checks, and other considerations
  • Employee Engagement & Recognition programs to include anniversary awards, recognition program administration, employee events and celebrations
  • Community and employee involvement
  • Completion and presentation of intern project to improve an HR process or procedure, or deliver a new program to enhance the overall employee experience

Essential Daily Duties

  • Distributing birthday cards, anniversary pins
  • Creation and distribution of monthly employee newsletter
  • Creation and display of weekly PowerPoint for Cantina Alpina
  • Creation and distribution of employee events calendar
  • Filing and organization of the office and file cabinets
  • Assist new employees with new hire paperwork and input into HRIS
  • Assist new employees with uniforms, time clock, and other onboarding items
  • Perform other office duties as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • Must be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Associates or Bachelor's in Human Resources
  • May substitute practical work experience within Human Resources for education requirements

Special Skills/Equipment

  • Strong computer skills to include MS Office, and Internet based software systems.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills; Spanish helpful
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong desire to learn and develop HR skills
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