What does a Recruiter Intern do?

Recruiters are responsible for meet hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates. They are generally responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a pleasant experience.

Recruiters generally have a Bachelor's degree in business administration or human resources. The best recruiters are detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Screen candidates by reviewing resumes and job applications, and performing phone screenings
  • Take ownership of candidate experience by designing and managing itDevelop job postings, job descriptions, and position requirements
  • Perform reference checks as need
  • Facilitate the offer process by extending the offer and negotiationg employment terms
  • Manage onboarding and new hire process
  • Stay abreast of recruiting trends and best practices
  • Manage the overall interview, selection, and closing process
  • Ensure all screening, hiring, and selection is done in accordance with employment laws and regulations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 2 years of recruiting experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships built on trust
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable making decisions independently
  • Working knowledge of applicant tracking and HRIS systems
  • Ability to manage a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of interview techniques and applicant screening methods
  • Deep understanding of employment laws and regulations
  • Familiar with a wide variety of sourcing avenues
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Recruiter Intern Salaries

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Recruiter Intern Career Path

Learn how to become a Recruiter Intern, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Recruiter Intern
No Salary Reports
L2
Recruiter
$60,000/yr
L3
Senior Recruiter
$100,000/yr
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Recruiter Intern Insights

Read what Recruiter Intern professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
UprightHC SolutionsUprightHC Solutions
Recruiting Manager
11 Mar 2020

“I enjoy my work and very satisfied with the independence given to me and with the great co”

UberUber
Senior Recruiter
10 Aug 2021

“It's exciting and innovative and I definitely think we'll see continued growth and engagement”

Office AngelsOffice Angels
Recruiter
5 Sep 2019

“Our Executive Director is focused and enthusiastic about making OA the best it can be.”

Amplify Consulting Partners Amplify Consulting Partners
Recruiter
23 Jul 2020

“Everyone is so welcoming and open to discussions on where you want to grow and progress within your career.”

LeoLabs
Recruiting Manager
12 Jan 2022

“We have great customers and the people I work with are incredibly smart and fun to work with.”

EmpiricEmpiric
Head of Internal Recruitment
21 Jan 2021

“The people at Empiric are amazing everyone is unique and a pleasure to work with.”

Head Hunt InternationalHead Hunt International
Recruitment Intern
1 Oct 2020

“The learning experience was excellent overall and I'm sure will be highly beneficial for my future career”

RWS GroupRWS Group
Recruiter
22 Mar 2021

“It is one of the best companies to work for and really learn about the industry and your jobs best practices”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a recruiter intern

When working as a recruiter intern, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Applicant Tracking System, Excellent Customer Service, Microsoft Outlook and Powerpoint.

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