Grow your career with
the Human Resource
Management Associate
Program (HR MAP)

In HR MAP, your development and growth is a high priority
and will be continuously fostered through a two-year
formal training program covering every aspect of the
70/20/10 learning model – experiential learning,
relationship building, and formal training.

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What’s in it for you

The HR Management Associate Program (HR MAP) grows the next generation of world-class HR leaders at HP. Whether it be a full-time or internship position, our HR organization is committed to finding the best talent in the world, and creating a positive, open, and diverse work environment.

HR MAP is a high-potential-rotational program that provides you with a unique opportunity to drive challenging and compelling HR initiatives for HP. Working with internal and external HR thought leaders, participants use innovative approaches and tools to directly affect our business results.

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Explore the HP HR Management Associate Program

We help top talent grow and win

HR MAP attracts top-tier candidates with approximately 3 – 6 years of HR or HR–related experience and provides an accelerated professional development experience through challenging on-the-job assignments. During the 24-month program, participants rotate through three, eight-month assignments in various areas including:

  • Business HR
  • Global Benefits and Employee Mobility and Compensation
  • Employee Engagement and Contribution
  • Talent, Learning and Organization Development
  • Global Talent Acquisition
  • HR Global Operations (Workforce Planning, Labor and Compliance, etc.)

What you should know

Internship locations depend on your preferences and business need. See below for recruiting information.

Internships usually last between 10 and 12 weeks depending on your availability as well as business need.

Internship projects are designed to help you take on work that matters, build your network, and get a sense of what it is like to work at HP.

The purpose of the MAP internship program is to make sure you and HP are a good match and, if so, prepare you for a full-time position within HP after graduation. We want our MAPs to be the future leaders of HR at HP.

Full-time locations depend on your preferences and business need. See below for recruiting information.

You will complete three 8-month rotations. One of the three rotations will be outside the US.

You will do meaningful work on projects based on real business needs and your interests. Throughout your rotations, you will be able to build your network and strengthen your knowledge of key HR functions.

The purpose of the Management Associate Program is to give you a solid foundation of HR experience and knowledge, and prepare you for future leadership roles within HP.

What our people are saying

  • In addition to working with great HR leaders, the MAP has also provided me with an incredible community of colleagues. I value the range of experience and insight found within the MAP community. That experience is constantly expanding with each rotation and as the program grows. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to be a part of it.

    Melinda Wells Education: MBA, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University; BA English, Literary Studies, Utah State University Location: Bracknell, UK Current role: 2nd rotation - Enterprise Services Total Rewards
  • During my summer as an HR MAP intern, I saw the strength and unity of the MAP group. It was refreshing to see so many motivated, driven people who were not only concerned about their own career progression, but in helping others as well. It seems part of the group success is in helping everyone reach their personal goals. The built-in network and relationships in this program are fantastic.

    Trapper Yates Education: MBA, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University; BS in Business Management, BYU-Idaho Location: Plano, TX USA Current role: 1st rotation - Total Rewards for Enterprise Services
  • The roles I’ve had in the HR MAP program gave me fantastic insight into business and workforce opportunities and issues across Asia Pacific, and in-depth knowledge about global variable compensation for HP, which is one of the largest employers in the world. What I appreciate the most about the program is the opportunity to learn from experienced managers and mentors who are willing to give HR MAPs opportunities to drive projects as internal consultants would and create meaningful impact.

    Lynn Loi Education: MSc in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management of Human Resources, Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York; BA/BE Double Degree in Arts and Mechanical Engineering at University of Melbourne, Australia Location: Palo Alto, USA Current role: 2nd rotation - Variable Compensation, Total Rewards COE
  • To me being an HR MAP means that you work with HR professionals that are best in class, you have access to amazing learning experiences and from your very first days at HP you can contribute to the success of the business. Going through 3 roles in different HR functions in just 2 years provides you a well-rounded HR experience that you cannot find elsewhere.  Real impact, challenging, rewarding – these would be the words that best describe the projects we build up together with senior HR and business leaders.

    The uniqueness of the HP HR MAP program doesn’t rely only on its rotational structure, but also on the fact that MAPs from different corners of the world are a true family.

    Madalina Antohe Education: MA in HR Management from the University of Bucharest, BA in French and English Literature. Certified trainer and project manager Location: Bucharest, Romania Current role: 2nd rotation - Talent Management – Global Functions

Recruiting in your region

Selection process

October – December

Start date

mid May – early June


Palo Alto, CA; Houston, TX; Boise, ID (subject to change)

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Selection process

October – December

Start date

mid July


Palo Alto, CA; Houston, TX; Boise, ID; Fort Collins, CO (subject to change)

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The MAP Factor

While each individual brings a unique and diverse perspective to HP, the MAP factor encompasses a few values that are important for everyone to share.

  • A “Driver”
  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Proactive & good with ambiguity
  • Humble & optimistic
  • Collaborative - team player

Be part of a global network

Experience the strength and support of the MAP community. From the first day you join, you will have formal and informal support from your MAP peers. Your MAP network extends beyond all current MAPs around the world to seven cohorts of alums who are now successful HR professionals at HP.

Be part of something big

At HP, we have reinvested with a focus on our people, and they are more engaged than ever. Join HP on this journey and learn firsthand how world-class HR can make a difference.