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HR Employment Specialist Internship (Peosta, IA)

Colony Brands, Inc.

1 Positions

ID: 29148

Posted On 02/23/2023

Job Overview

The HR Employment Specialist internship will begin in June and end in December 2023. This position will be based at our Peosta, Iowa Fulfillment Center.

What You’ll Do:

We need thousands of employees to deliver the excitement we promise our customers, so we do a lot of hiring! Your work will primarily revolve around fulfilling temporary hiring goals. To meet those goals, your duties will involve interviewing candidates, hiring, and orientating new employees. You’ll also be responsible for:
• Performing reference and background checks on applicants as needed
• Processing necessary paperwork related to the hiring
• Conducting temporary employee surveys
• Assisting with updating and entering drug screening information into our computer system
• Assisting Human Resource Manager with special projects and tasks as assigned


What It Takes:

This role requires a strong, consistent, and empathetic communicator with knowledge around the Human Resource function. Ideally you will be working toward an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resources or related field. In addition, we are looking for:
• Junior or Senior standing, recent graduates may be considered
• Cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher
• Effective presentation skills
• Exceptional organizational skills
• The ability to effectively handle difficult situations/ conversations diplomatically
• Bilingual proficiency preferred (English/Spanish)

This position is not eligible for 100% remote work and would require you to work onsite at our Peosta Fulfillment Center in Peosta, IA for the duration of your internship.

Please note this position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

About Us

Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America's largest, multi-channel, direct-marketing companies. The company maintains an extensive portfolio of affiliates, brands, and products ranging from cheese and petit fours to apparel and kitchen appliances, while maintaining its roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI. We're financially sound, yet our success is not just defined by our profits; it's about living our Core Values, giving our employees the opportunity for growth and providing a better place to live and work! To that end, Colony Brands generously supports the communities we work in and offer many benefits and programs that support the well-being of our employees.

Benefits Details

Internship Perks:

  • Paid Opportunities - This is a paid opportunity to explore your career! All Interns are paid a competitive wage for their field.
  • Relocation/Housing – $1,000.00 to assist with housing costs for students relocating/coming from more than 50 miles away to their work site.
  • Employee Discounts - Our employee sales program offers employee discounts on items ordered from our fine catalogs and selected Outlet Store. Discounts range from 45% to 50% off.
  • Time Off - We all need a little down time and all Interns enjoy paid time off during their internship.
  • Gym Membership Reimbursements - Receive up to $50 per month toward a gym membership at local YMCA/YWCAs.
  • Health Insurance - Interns are offered Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Business Casual Dress Code - Jeans are allowed year-round!
  • Performance Updates - We provide interns with useful feedback regarding their performance throughout their internship. A formal mid-performance appraisal and final appraisal will be given.
  • Training - We provide all interns with the necessary hands-on training to make their internship experience successful.
  • R. Kubly Family Foundation - The foundation will pay for your graduate or professional schooling in return for a commitment to live and work in Monroe, WI after you graduate. Visit for more details

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Rudy Folk

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Colony Brands, Inc.

About the Company

Colony Brands together with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, are a successful, multifaceted enterprise consisting of numerous multichannel retail brands, several operational support companies and a portfolio of affiliate businesses. Headquartered in Monroe, Wisconsin, we deliver an array of products and services to our customers and clients.  With over 90 years in business, Colony Brands, has become knowledgeable and proficient in what we do. Operational support subsidiaries and affiliate businesses provide marketing, consumer credit, collections, product sourcing, information technology, wholesale food and charter aviation. Together these provide business solutions and drive success for the entire enterprise and empower outside clients to reach their business goals.

Colony Brands is an empowerment enterprise. As an employee of Colony Brands, you’ll contribute to the success of one or more of the enterprise’s brands or companies. And, no matter where you apply your talents in the enterprise, or what your job description may be, you’ll be working with every other employee to reach one overarching goal: to empower our customers and the people in the communities we call home. We do this so that the people whose lives we touch, in the course of doing business, may live richer and fuller lives.

We’re doing our part to support our customers, employees, communities…and we’re still hiring. 

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