HR Leadership Program Intern

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

A gaming brand

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, PlayStation®Original and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions and regional headquarters in California, London and Tokyo. 

Do you want to spend your summer in San Mateo working for PlayStation Network?  As an intern at PlayStation Network, you will get to work in a collaborative open environment and get meaningful work across all aspects of our HR team.


About the team

The HR team in San Mateo provides support to the organization through its Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, HR Operations, Learning and Development and HRIS teams. They also support the organization through strategic business partnering. The team functions in a fast-paced, open environment where change is constant.

Intern will report directly to the Global Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Summer internship consists of five-phase rotational HR Leadership Program where student will contribute to strategic processes across all areas of HR

Use key HR software like Workday and Greenhouse to effectively support employees

Prepare Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents; and proofread HR documents including policies, training presentations, and external and internal communication

Support the recruitment process from job posting to onboarding

Provide data entry support and audit system information

Communicate and execute key projects including processing new hires, terminations, compliance audits, and record maintenance


Provide assistance to employees and deliver quality solutions, if able, or escalate the request to a more senior team member

Prioritize activities for the best interest of the team when working on joint projects

May be responsible for making meeting and travel arrangements


College junior (or below) or graduate student

At least one year working in an office environment experience preferred

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data and information

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strong analytical skills

Must be open to learning in a team environment and willing to take on responsibility for your own projects

Superior organizational skills; results-focus with superb execution and follow-through; highly detail-oriented

Efficient, highly productive multi-tasker; self-motivated and flexible; thrives in an fast paced environment

Motivated to learn


Upon completion of your internship, you would have

Supported the various aspects of the employee life-cycle from acquisition, onboarding, development, and termination

Developed an understanding around the importance of employment law and compliance, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management

Experienced the interrelationship of HR with all aspects of the business through strategic business partnering and alignment

Delivered exemplary customer service

Gained qualitative and quantitative decision making skills

Cultivated interpersonal skills

Developed negotiating and public speaking skills

Fostered time management skills

Career Progression

Interns who excel have the opportunity to receive a full-time or contract offer to join PlayStation Network after graduation.



Competitive paid internship

Work on real projects that are integrated into PlayStation Network’s business

Educational speaker sessions with PlayStation Network’s leaders

Network within the company

Be a part of a fun group of interns!

Special team outings and social events such as E3, baseball game, happy hours, lunch and learns

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category. 

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. 

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.


About PlayStation

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994. 

Want to learn more about PlayStation? Visit PlayStation's website.