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Human Resources Intern 

About the Organization Brownells, A 2nd Adventure Group Company
At Brownells, we Empower the Spirit of Independence and Adventure. Our passion is connecting gunsmiths, firearm enthusiasts, collectors, hunters, competitors, and protectors with products that outfit and enhance their spirit of independence and adventure.

Brownells is the preeminent all-things-firearms company in the world. Founded in 1939 in Montezuma, IA, Brownells' storied history of connecting firearm and firearm accessory manufacturers with freedom-loving customers is unrivaled.

We believe the spirit of independence and adventure is a mindset - in the office, on the range, in the field or with your family. It is the foundation - and reason - for everything we do.

Our values:
• R.I.C.H. (Respect, Integrity, Courage, Honesty)
• Power of the Platform (collectively leveraging our unique brands)
• Purpose Driven Performance
• Relentless Creativity & Innovation
By joining Brownells, you will help us inspire, educate, and outfit adventure-minded, freedom-lovers across the world with products that outfit their passion.

Why Adventure With Us
Put simply, our adventure is fun! If working in a fast-paced, hobby-based business where growth and exploring new frontiers every day excites you, then WE WANT YOU!

Our team is diverse, inclusive, and obsessed with new ideas. We put our customers and employees and their families at the forefront. As a third-generation, family-owned business, we understand the need for a great benefits package, professional develop opportunities, adventure incentives and most importantly, flexibility in schedules to allow for the most time possible with your loved ones.
Division Brownells  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  

What You Will Do

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists the HR Team with talent acquisition efforts, such as sharing candidate information with Hiring Managers, participating in interviews, advertising open positions on job boards and in newspapers
  • Assist with the onboarding process including coordination of background checks and drug screens
  • Assist in administering the New Hire Satisfaction survey.
  • Assist in updating Standard Operating Procedures as processes are updated.
  • Assist Human Resource Team with record retention and creation of employee related files.
  • Identify recommendations to streamline and improve the process.
  • Participates in committees such as Humana Champs Wellness Committee, and Policy Committee.
  • Assists with processing of employment change forms and verifications of employment.
  • Assists with LMS administration (Ascentis and ALICE)
  • Assists with HRIS reporting and metrics
  • Conducts exit interviews and processes terminations.
  • Assists with the administration of leave of absences.
  • Assists with administration of Worker’s Compensation.
  • Assists with select payroll functions.
  • Performs internal audits.
Position Requirements

What You Will Need

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with an emphasis in Human Resources or related field.
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours during the school year and full-time (40 hours/week) in the summer.
  • Ability to work on-site in Grinnell or Montezuma at least once a week, with the option to work remotely the other days.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and other federal, state and local employment rules and regulations
  • Strong communication skills; verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with an HRIS System and/or applicant tracking system.

Leadership Competencies

  • Responds to employee inquiries with tact and confidentiality
  • High level of integrity and discretion

Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns

  • General office environments
  • Ergonomics

Where You’ll Be Located

Grinnell, Iowa

Live Your Adventure!

Brownells is a subsidiary of 2nd Adventure Group. At 2nd Adventure Group, our mission is to provide a platform to connect people with their passions. Our brands are aligned to empower people to be inspired, educated, and outfitted for a lifetime of enjoying and sharing the spirit of adventure. Our sister companies include: Crow Shooting Supply, Sinclair International,, W.L. Baumler Co. and Big Springs Range Complex.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, the employer may consider whether the individual applying for or holding the position is qualified. There are two steps involved in this determination. The first concerns whether the applicant or current employee satisfies the prerequisites for the position. The second step involves whether or not the person can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

EOE Statement Brownells, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.  

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