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HRPA Edge – For Employers

What is HRPA Edge?

HRPA Edge is the Human Resources Professionals Association’s HR internship program. It matches Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)   with short-term, paid HR internships with participating host employers.

CHRP members are young professionals who have extensive HR training in addition to their college or university educations and have passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, a comprehensive test of their HR knowledge.

Guarantee: If, in the first six weeks of an internship, the intern leaves voluntarily or involuntarily, Career Edge will credit the employer with $1,000 towards the cost of replacing the intern.

Apply today and get the full benefit of a CHRP working in your organization


What are the benefits for employers?

Host Employers access qualified, recent HR graduates eager to put their human resources knowledge to work. We make the business of finding great talent cost efficient and virtually risk-free, while giving the edge to those striving to launch their careers.

Read seven reasons why you need an HRPA Edge HR Intern.

Learn the business case for hiring HRPA Edge interns.

View this free webinar: Innovation in Talent Acquisition Strategies

How does it work?

HRPA Edge is administered by Career Edge Organization, asocial enterprise that is passionate about connecting highly motivated, well qualified interns with leading organ izations since 1996. HRPA provides the talent, CEO takes care of the details (click here for a CEO’s schedule of services and fees)

They provide:

  • Advertising of your internship opportunity on, the portal for HR professionals seeking employment
  • Single posting access to recent graduates, graduates with self-declared disabilities and internationally qualified professionals
  • Payroll administered by Career Edge Organization
  • Online and telephone support throughout the hiring process
  • 24/7 online web access to source candidates
  • Targeted outreach to encourage qualified registrants to apply for positions
  • Outreach to partner and other external networks to encourage qualified individuals to register
  • Convenient payment options (annually, quarterly, monthly, credit card)
  • Ability to hire intern full-time at any time during/after internship – without additional fee
  • Opportunity to brand job postings for greater ‘corporate’ recognition

Apply today and get the full benefit of a CHRP working in your organization
New monthly HRPA Edge HR Intern rates
HRPA Edge has increased the stipend paid to interns. Not only will this enable us to continue to attract top talent, it is also expected to simplify the hiring and retention processes for host employers. Please refer to the chart below for an example of the total cost by internship terms, encompassing stipends, operating costs and payroll taxes.







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CHRP member have completed their university or college education, including all the academic qualifications. They have also passed the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam, a 3-hour exhaustive test of their HR knowledge.