Human Resources Intern


Human Resources Intern

Avalara - Seattle, Washington


Avalara, a leading provider of SaaS sales tax compliance solutions, is seeking a talented and creative student to join our Human Resources team as an intern for the summer. As an intern, you will be involved in a variety of projects to enhance our HR brand. Projects may include building an HR website, creating fun catchy verbiage for candidate correspondence, revamping our rewards and recognition program.

The purpose of this internship will be to gain an understanding of our core functions such as Recruiting, Operations, and Benefits, while participating in hands on activated that support the entire HR Team.

Job Duties:

  • Migrate and build out our Avalara Help Center Website
  • Design and update candidate communications
  • Get involved in the employee anniversary and new employee programs
  • Help design new processes for employee onboarding
  • Analyze employee trend data
  • Job shadow annual open enrollment and support as needed
  • Provide logistics and other support for quarterly training programs

Qualifications (absolute must haves walking in the door)

  • Qualified candidates are currently enrolled at a college or university
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Internet applications (IE, Chrome, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask

Preferred Qualification (great to have but not absolutely necessary)

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Marketing, or related field
  • Previous office experience

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and excise tax, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions is designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

A privately held company, Avalara’ s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 1000 people at its headquarters in Seattle, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at: