FLEX Rising Leaders (Intern) United States

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

The Business Entity 

Cisco’s HR Leadership Program (HRLP) is now FLEX! FLEX is a program for upcoming HR talent to FIND their passion and their community; LEAD their career and work; and EXPLORE the world of potential in Cisco.  


What You’ll Do 

Cisco’s FLEX Rising Leader internship (formerly HR Leadership Program) is a twelve-week program designed to develop future HR leaders. The internship program prepares students to join Cisco full-time after graduation as part of Cisco’s three-year FLEX-RL rotational program. 

All Cisco FLEX-RL interns will: 

Work on projects that will add significant value to the business and participate in professional development workshops, function-specific training, and business seminars often led by subject-matter professionals 

Collaborate with senior leadership, managers, cross-functional teams, and other interns in the FLEX community while presenting analysis and recommendations on a pivotal initiative to the senior HR (People & Communities) leadership team 


Who You’ll Work With 

Work on strategic HR (People & Communities) projects that increases Cisco's value, partner with experienced mentors and collaborate with Cisco leaders.  


Who You Are 

  • Actively pursuing an MBA or a Master’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources 

  • You have four plus years of related work experience between Bachelor’s and Master’s programs or during Master’s program 

  • Show excellent academic credentials with comprehension of business fundamentals including finance, marketing, operations and strategy 

  • You have shown leadership skills, ability to motivate change, and a working knowledge of HR competencies 

  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically, partner with business units, and articulate how HR can positively impact business effectiveness 

  • You have a passion for building a career in Human Resources 

  • You are able to provide a current cover letter and resume at time of application 

  • Able to legally live and work in the country for which you’re applying, without visa support or sponsorship 


Why Cisco 

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.  


We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box! 


But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) 


Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. 


So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!