Human Resources

HRDP: Human Resources Development Program

Many companies have trainee programs with short-term rotations. Our HR Associates move throughout the organization as true HR Generalist with defined responsibilities, deliverables and projects. The Human Resources Development Program (HRDP) is true on-the-job training with built in local, regional and global development.

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IP HRDP Program

At A Glance

International Paper's HR Associate Position is part of an intense, on-the-job development program offered to college graduates and early career HR professionals who have the desire to continuously grow their career and aspire to become senior HR leaders. 

The intent of this development program is to place HR Associates in generalist roles that provide a thorough understanding of fundamental employee relations principles and practices, while they provide operational support and gain an understanding of the company's businesses, markets, key customers and long-term strategies.

Professional Growth & Development

Each assignment provides career differentiating experiences, coaching and formal training that will allow individuals to grow and learn. Our approach to performance management includes periodic feedback and updates on your performance with your manager. 

To assist with broadening the HR Associates' exposure and experiences, we invite them to attend three annual Global HR Associate Summits. These events provide interaction with colleagues from around the world, as well as with our senior leadership team. 

For a behind the scenes look, check out our 2015 Global HR Associate Summit video. 

2016 Global HR Associates Summit


Career Paths

No two HR career paths are the same at International Paper. The HR Development Program will help you grow as a professional and prepare you to serve in HR leadership roles in International Paper's businesses and staff groups. Career paths may include:

  • HR Generalist/Manager/Director
  • Training & Development
  • Benefits
  • Talent Management
  • Recruiting
  • Compensation
  • HR Operations
  • Employee Relations

Who We Hire

Internships and full-time positions are generally filled on campus each fall. See our 2017 Campus Schedule to meet IP recruiters in person or visit your school's career center for additional information.

We seek highly motivated, engaged and action-oriented professionals who have completed or will be completing their Bachelor's or Master's in Human Resources with:

  • Strong academic performance
  • Managerial courage, approachability, customer focus and organizational agility
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict management, negotiation and functional/technical skills
  • The ability to learn on the fly, take action, stand alone and drive for results
  • HR internship experience, preferable in a manufacturing setting
  • Flexibility, as it relates to career development and relocation

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