Philips Internship: Global HR Processes & Information Systems in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

Are you the enthusiastic, talented intern we’re looking for?

This is an excellent internship opportunity for a pro-active candidate who is looking to expand his/her Human Resources knowledge and learn more about Philips’ HR business processes and our main HR tool (Workday). The assignments’ domains will be very broad: ranging from communication & training activities, up to deep diving in testing and improving our HR systems.

Your responsibilities

  • Maintain documentation materials (both for HR and manager/employee) up to date according to the changes in our main HR system (Workday)

  • Support in diverse initiatives (coordinate training initiatives for the PPS organization, develop new training materials)

  • Continuous improvement of the ways of working

Your team

You will be part of the Global HR Information Systems team of Royal Philips, which is ensuring the support of the main HR tools, such as Workday, HR Portal and the Case Management System.

Our offer

  • Suitable for non-thesis

  • Duration 6/12 months

  • The candidate can start as of 1st of September 2017

We are looking for

  • Excellent English

  • Quick-learner

  • Pro-active candidate with a critical mindset and an eye for detail

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, in particular PowerPoint and Excel

Do you want to become a specialist in HR processes and solutions in a challenging international environment?

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Expand your Human Resources knowledge and learn more about Philips’ HR business processes and its main HR tool (Workday). The assignment ranges from support in communication & training activities, to support in new functionality/releases of HR Solutions (Workday)

You are responsible for

  • Providing administrative services in scope of the global HR Information Systems (HRIS) domain

  • Coordinating and executing of communication & training activities

  • Supporting new functionality/releases of HR Solutions (Workday)

  • Co-designing and implementing maintenance processes in the HRIS domain

  • Participating in continuous improvement (change) projects in domains

  • Working according to defined standards and policies

You are a part of

This role is in the HRIS Solution Specialists team which is part of the HR Operations organization (Integrated People Services) of Philips and is responsible for the delivery of high quality, timely, cost effective, common and standardized people services to the business. A team of about 325 HR professionals is delivering HR Services to Philips employees and managers at all stages of the career cycle. Most of our HR Operations employees are employed in one of our 3 regional shared service centers across the world. You will report to the Team Lead Solution Specialists.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

Currently studying towards your Bachelor/Masters in one of the following fields;

  • Human Resource Studies

  • Organizational Studies

  • Business Administration with a HR specialization

Other relatable studies could be considered

  • Analytical and problems solving skills

  • Strong customer orientation and an excellent team player

  • Affinity with IT systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of verbal and written communication

  • Change agent with good facilitating and project management skills, with a ‘can-do’ mentality

  • Advanced knowledge of key MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Good cultural awareness and ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds

In return, we offer you

  • A position starting ASAP for the duration of anywhere between 6-12 months.

  • Location: Eindhoven (Boschdijk tower)

  • A market conform internship allowance

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Student registration form (Proof of enrollment at your current education)

• Resume

• Cover Letter outlining your motivation and informing your availability

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, it should be compulsory (for students outside EU/EER) by your education and you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period . Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.