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Human Resources Associate Development Program

As a participant in the Human Resources Associate Development Program, you'll have the opportunity to be experience the full breadth and impact of the Human Resources function at the bank. The year-long program will exposure you to a multitude of HR business lines like recruiting, compensation and strategic communications — over the course of 3 - 4 rotations. You'll improve your project management and critical thinking skills while developing into an exceptional member of the HR team.


  • Opportunity for you to experience a 1-year program with rotations in various areas of Human Resources
  • Development of skills and knowledge necessary to support critical functions of the Human Resources apparatus
  • Exposure to Human Resource executives and senior leaders on a day-to-day basis
  • An established mentorship program designed to guide you through your first year
  • A competitive compensation program


  • Johnston, RI location at our new state-of-the-art campus
  • Prospective rotations across Recruiting, Strategic Communications, Compensation, Learning and Development, Employee Relations and HR Business Partners
  • Meaningful projects that impact significant parts of the candidate and colleague experience at the bank
  • Unique volunteer activities, networking events and business competitions that offer exposure to our customers, community and executives


  • 2-day orientation in downtown Boston with all bank-wide Early Career Development Program colleagues
  • Branch and customer site visits (such as the Harpoon Brewery)
  • Dedicated community service activities with your peers
  • Early Career Program development days
    • Several development/training days, where executives in the bank will speak to you 
      about high-level banking operations and offer advice on how to succeed
  • Strategic Challenge – All Early Career colleagues are split into mixed teams and assigned 
    an organizational problem
    • Over the first 3-months of the program, you and your team will schedule calls and 
      meetings to develop a plan to win and solve the problem statement
    • Your team will present to a panel of judges in September and the winning team will 
      be given the opportunity to present to an executive counsel the following month


  • Recent college grads have been placed in roles including HR Relationship Manager, HR Project Analyst and Compensation Analyst

The application window for full time positions is currently closed. We will begin accepting applications again in early fall 2019.