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Nearly 80 years as a family-owned business has shown, again and again, that the quality of an organization’s people has a direct impact on the quality of the business—and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.

Our culture

As a family-owned business, it’s no surprise that being part of the team is like being part of the family. We treat each other with respect and encourage one another to bring our best every day.

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Training & education

A long, long time ago, salespeople in the alcohol beverage business had to be friendly, good listeners, and great joke-tellers. A good joke is still a life skill but in this data-driven world we live in today, knowledge is everything. With a full-time staff of several educators, we ensure ongoing in-house training for the benefit of our employees and our customers. Our knowledge is worth sharing!

Our Mission Statement

We are Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Michigan’s leading family-owned and operated wholesale distributor. Our mission is to provide exceptional service, the highest degree of expertise with the best selection of products. We are committed to the growth and well-being of our employees, customers, and suppliers, as well as the advancement of our business and the communities we serve.

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Human Resources Intern (2024)
Department: Human Resources
Highland Park, Michigan, United States - 48203

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is a growing statewide company seeking a Human Resource Intern for the headquarters in Highland Park. This may be a short- or long-term assignment that is expected to start January 2024.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Human Resources Team with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding, orientation, employee benefits, and other projects. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the Intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her areas of interest and apply them in a professional setting. Other duties include but not limited to:

  • Maintain file room including auditing and filing employee paperwork.
  • Assist in HR projects as needed requiring attention to detail, organization and time management skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • All other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Pay & Work Schedule

The HR Intern will be able to work 20-35 hours per week Monday through Friday and be compensated between $16 - $18 per hour based on relative experience in human resources. This position will have a flexible schedule to work remotely based on the employee's personal and school schedule but will be required to work at Great Lakes's headquarters in Highland Park at least 2-3 days per week.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The HR Intern will primarily be working in a professional office environment, using standard office equipment and frequently sitting at a desk. This position may occasionally work in a warehouse environment where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, and various noise levels that are considerably loud. Travel is not expected but may occur on occasion.

Reviewing confidential material on printed copy and computer monitor will require specific abilities such as close vision and adjusting focus. Lifting files, opening file cabinets, and bending or standing on a stool for filing purposes will be required. This means the employee must be capable of lifting office products and supplies up to 20 lbs.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor's degree focused on Human Resources, Psychology, Communication, or some other related field
  • Effectively read, write, and communicate in English
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Desire to learn and implement these learnings

Additional Requirements

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee policy manual and any applicable contracts, signed agreements, and work rules.
  • Cooperates with all management and staff of GLWAS.
  • Follows all MLCC rules and regulations, as they apply to the position.
  • Use alcohol in a responsible manner when related to business activities.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment screenings including a full Background Check, 10-Panel Drug Test, and Physical Evaluation
  • Maintain a safe driving record.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About Great Lakes Wine & Spirits

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is Michigan's Largest Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler, servicing all 83 Michigan counties. Employing over 1,000 people with facilities throughout the state, We Are Local, Everywhere. Founded as a family business nearly 80 years ago, the tradition of good business principles has remained the cornerstone of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits success. Honesty, hard work, fair dealing, service and an ongoing commitment to the customers and staff. Great Lakes Wine & Spirits strives to provide an ever-escalating standard of innovation and service to its customers and to responsibly enhance demand for its products.

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or student, because of a physical or mental impairment with regard to any position or program for which that person is qualified.