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HR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Intern, 2021


Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials
Chicago, IL, USA

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood with additional offices located in Aurora, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country. 

About the role

You won’t just be an intern, you’ll be a key member of the Dyson team. You can expect to be tasked with project(s) that capitalize on your existing skills and stretch you out of your comfort zone. The variety of business-critical projects means that no two roles will be alike, but you could expect some of the following responsibilities: 
  • Ability to work onsite in the Chicago, IL office (relocation assistance not provided for this role at this time)
  • Support the day-to-day HR responsibilities of the Americas market, working in Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, Learning and Development, and/or Employee Relations functions 
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders across functions 
  • Support field-based employees and ensure access to resources, tools, and answers to their questions
  • Contribute to new hire orientation and early-career learning programs 
  • Ensure compliance and organization of employee records 
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders in nearly all departments across the Americas 
  • Contribute to competitive compensation benchmarking and industry intelligence by providing summaries of key findings and trends to stakeholders 
  • Contribute to employer branding campaigns and recruiting needs for the business 
  • Support back-end systems, including our HRIS, ATS, ADP, legacy systems and others 
  • Support development and deployment of learning, development, and incentive initiatives across the organization 
  • Assess risks and opportunities for new benefits, rewards, policies, and procedures 
  • Enhance processes and workflows 
  • Contribute to a multitude of projects that emerge in a fast-paced environment 
  • Become an expert in Dyson products and the way we portray our brand 
  • Work with fellow interns and US Leadership Team on cross-functional project, presented to key stakeholders throughout the program

About you

  • Ability to work onsite in the Chicago, IL office (relocation assistance not provided for this role at this time)
  • Experience or coursework focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, initiatives and/or projects is desired
  • Rising undergraduate senior or graduate student (expected to graduate in Spring 2021) preferred
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Some business knowledge through coursework and/or other internship experiences 
  • Ability to analyze and translate data-based findings into clear, relevant and actionable insights, or have a deep desire to further develop these skills 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and drive projects forward
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams 
  • Detail oriented with excellent oral and written skills; the ability to interface effectively with key stakeholders at every level of the business 
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Curiosity and a deep desire to learn 
  • Process-oriented thinker 
  • Education curriculum focused in human resources, psychology, organizational development, or related concentration 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Previous internship experience in talent development, human resources operations, talent acquisition, or talent management


Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops are also available to Dyson Inters. And with Dyson being an equal opportunity employer that also possesses a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared towards fueling and realizing every employees’ ambition.
Dyson is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. If requested, we will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities. Contact us at for more information. 

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.