At Morningstar, we believe in building great products in-house in a highly collaborative, agile environment where we focus on technical excellence, the user experience, and continuous improvement. Our technologists represent a range of skills and experience levels, but they all view their work as a craft and push technology’s boundaries to find new and better ways to serve investors.

HR Operations Intern at Morningstar

The Team: The Corporate team unites a variety of functions at Morningstar including design, marketing, finance, quality, human resources, corporate communications, legal, compliance, strategic planning, and technology with the goal of keeping our business running smoothly. Each of these functions plays an essential role in supporting our company’s infrastructure, day-to-day operations, and ongoing strategic initiatives.

The Role: Morningstar seeks an intern to support our centralized Human Resources team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience and exposure to the end-to-end processes that support creating an exceptional employee experience. This is a terrific role for someone exploring a career in Human Resources. This is a part-time, paid internship that requires working about 20-25 hours per week during the school year, and up to 40 hours during the summer and other break periods. This position is based in our Chicago office.


  • Assist the human resources team with a variety of projects including onboarding of new employees, training and event coordination, special HR-related projects, and beyond.
  • Maintain and update employee information in HR information systems and reports. This role will gain exposure to the latest enterprise cloud technologies that support running a business.
  • Perform ad-hoc troubleshooting and tasks to support both flawless process execution and supporting leaders and managers in maintaining a positive work environment and exceptional employee service.


  • Must be currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must submit a cover letter and resume.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Outlook skills.
  • Flexible, self-starter who can work independently with strong attention to detail and has an interest in different aspects of human resources.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and willingness to step forward and make contributions for the betterment of Morningstar and its employees.
  • Excellent communication skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstration of a high level of discretion and candor relating to sensitive or confidential information.
  • Ability to work collaboratively or on an independent basis.
  • Previous project management or HR experience is a plus.

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Please submit a resume and cover letter. Please specify cumulative GPA and current work availability in your cover letter.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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We’re an ambitious group, driven by our passion to make investing better. Imagining the next big thing is in our blood—it’s transformed us from a company with just a few employees in 1984 to a leading independent investment research company with a worldwide presence today.
There are no corner offices in our Chicago headquarters. In fact, there are no offices at all. At Morningstar, our open environment reflects our belief that anyone at any level can voice their ideas and take part in making them happen. You’ll see little of the typical corporate hierarchy here, with no rigid structures or barriers between people or teams. Morningstar employees enjoy a fluid work environment where they are given both the resources and opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career.
Perks & Benefits
Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.
Morningstar offers medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and their families. Our philosophy is to provide access to excellent health care while maintaining low out-of-pocket costs.
Morningstar provides three tools to help employees maintain work-life balance—vacation, sabbatical, and leave. There’s no “use it or lose it” vacation policy at Morningstar. Employees take the time they need with their manager’s approval.
On top of the major benefits, we believe in preserving the little things that make a workplace friendlier. Some of these perks include: Casual dress every day, Open, egalitarian environment, Free beverages, Free bagels every Wednesday, Social events year-round, At-cost subscriptions to products for family members and friends, Employee discounts at selected merchants and retailers.

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