Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $2.9 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:
Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses
Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. For more information, visit
At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.
At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.
Avient is seeking a Human Resources Intern for summer 2021. This role provides an opportunity for a motivated individual to work on HR related projects in a professional, global environment with exposure to specialty areas of HR, including talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits and HRIS, as well as supporting our HR business partners. The HR Intern will also participate in a company-wide summer intern program that promotes professional development, networking, cross-functional collaboration and community involvement.
Acts as a contributing member of the various teams within HR.
Gains exposure to domestic and international operations within the HR teams and knowledge of Avient practices.
Contributes in various projects and initiatives led by HR.
Presents key learning and results to the leadership team at the conclusion of internship.
Other projects and responsibilities as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in human resources or related field.
Prior internship experience a plus, but not required.
Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to interact with individuals across the organization.
Ability to work as part of a team with excellent collaboration skills across other functions and with business partners.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities including good time management skills, organizational skills, and taking accountability for tasks and issues.
Strong trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills.
Quick thinking, initiative taking, thirst for learning and unafraid to be out of comfort zone.
Desire to learn and develop within the field of human resources.
Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.
The following characteristics are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position: (1) standing and/or sitting for prolonged periods of time, (2) talking and listening and (3) working in an office environment where noise level is low to moderate Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. #LI-KS1
PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.