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Sysco Intern, People Experience in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:


The Sysco internship program is designed to provide vital information and practical professional advice to take with you well beyond the classroom. During this 10-week paid internship program, you will be involved in much more than the day-to-day operations of the company. As an intern, you will be exposed to relevant projects and challenges within the People Experience Centre of Excellence (PeopleX CoE), that will provide real-world experiences of advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, strengthening culture & engagement, elevating colleague experience and driving strategic transformation in all its forms to fully leverage the power of all our people. At Sysco we challenge you, stretch you, and prepare you for your future through what will be a rewarding, world-class experience with the Fortune 50, a leader in the foodservice industry. You'll work with and be mentored by the brightest and best in the industry and receive valuable performance feedback from cross-functional leaders. As a member of the team, you will gain invaluable knowledge of the industry, be a part of our diverse and welcoming culture, and receive exposure to other areas of the business.


Strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, strong verbal, and written communication skills


  • Current student pursuing a Bachelors/Master's degree with a concentration in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Data Analysis, Communications, or related field.

  • Strong academic credentials (Minimum GPA of 3.0).

  • Prior experience working in DEI or I-O Psychology, or Organizational Development and/or currently pursuing a certification in aforementioned areas, preferred.

  • Good understanding of data analytics with exposure to statistical tools, data visualization tools and strong data interpretation skills preferred.

Serving in this internship, you will have an opportunity to:

  • 1:1 Mentorship: You'll be assigned a mentor for the duration of the program to ensure you get off to a flying start and continue to meet your development goals throughout

  • Career Coaching: You'll receive tailored career advice and guidance from experienced HR professionals, and people leaders who have been where you are, and will share how they have successfully navigated their careers.

  • Data & Analytics: An opportunity to gain firsthand experience using a combination of science, math, creativity, resourcefulness, and curiosity to uncover patterns & insights from employee engagement and diversity data; to make predictions regarding future outcomes & trends.

  • Dashboard Development and Presentations: Assist in developing talent management and supplier inclusion analytics dashboards in Tableau, creating data centric reporting that will highlight areas where we are excelling and areas where we have opportunity to improve. Prepare executive summary to present findings to HR leaders and other key stakeholders as needed.

  • Research on Best Practices: Investigate external industry benchmarks, metrics, and best practices in DEI and employee engagement to build a diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Colleague Resource Groups Exposure: Participate in CRG & DEI Council meetings to gain insights and provide administrative support as needed.

  • CoE Communications: Developing content for DEI & Culture shaping communications with Comms team through internal channels and assist in creation of power point slides for stakeholder meetings (multiple projects).

  • Culture & Engagement Work: Assist with the planning and execution of employee appreciation events; onboarding process enhancement, action planning efforts for annual employee surveys; and help measure various statistics for the culture shaping efforts.

  • Supplier Diversity Basics: Gain exposure to basics of supplier diversity and assist with reporting requests for diverse spend and supplier representation, involves system testing.

  • Project Management: Learn basics, support project management and coordination of the overall strategic plan to track and report projects within the People Experience COE

To be successful in this opportunity, you will have:

  • Demonstrated passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with high IQ & EQ

  • Potential to apply HR concepts to real world scenarios and effectively problem solve.

  • Impeccable attention to detail and high level of organizational skills

  • Ability to gather, analyze and extrapolate data to support business objectives.

  • Collaborative orientation with strong interpersonal skills to drive people-centric actions.

  • Aptitude to develop an understanding of the Sysco approach, methodology, and tools.

  • Comfort to work both individually and as a team, with professionals at various levels.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The work requires the following physical activities: sitting, finger dexterity for activities such as data entry, speaking, hearing, visual acuity, and mobility between departments.

  • Work may require bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, and crouching; extensive telephone work.

  • Ability to receive detailed information through both verbal and written communication.

  • Able to express or exchange ideas utilizing the spoken word.

  • Can lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Use of both hands is required.

Working Conditions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The work is performed primarily indoors.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.


  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship

  • Sysco is committed to providing comprehensive retirement and benefits programs, a stock purchase plan, product purchase discounts and much more

  • Background and Drug Screen. EOE.

  • All hiring decisions will be made at the sole discretion of Sysco Corporate and Sysco Business Services (SBS).

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only tasks to be performed by the associate in this job. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions.


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Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 71,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations.

We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.