Emerging Leaders Intern at Paylocity

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Paylocity is a rapidly growing provider of innovative, user-friendly Human Capital Management solutions seeking top talent to fuel our continued growth.  Our software drives engagement, collaboration, and success in our clients’ organizations.  Paylocity is seeking self-motivated juniors with an interest in leadership who want to spend the summer tackling complex problems in an unbeatable work culture. Upon successful completion of the internship, interns will be offered a position in the full-time Emerging Leaders Program. Our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers an excellent opportunity for rapid career advancement and professional growth in an expanding Tech space. The cohort-style two year rotational program develops talented individuals with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives into Paylocity’s future leaders.


As an Emerging Leaders Intern, you will work in a position on one of our operations teams, participate in a cross-functional project, and partake in leadership development opportunities with members of the full-time program. Interns should be interested in a dynamic, rapid growth tech company that values its entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. Concluding the summer program, both you and Paylocity will have the chance to assess if the Emerging Leaders Program is the right fit for you! 

Interns will support the following teams:

  • Human Resources Implementation – Provides consultation in the configuration of our HR applications to meet new clients’ needs.
  • Knowledge Management – Creates content for our internal and external self-service databases.
  • Technical Support – Assists our clients and internal operations teams with troubleshooting and translates technical knowledge into actionable direction.

Interns will also be engaged in group projects. Through the summer project, interns will have a chance to display and develop teamwork, problem-solving, and presentation skills. The project will be sponsored by a senior leader in Operations who will provide guidance and direction throughout the course of the summer. At the conclusion of the internship, teams will present your solutions to members of the executive team including the Senior Vice President of Operations. This internship is offered in our Schaumburg, IL office. 


  • Strong leadership abilities and serious interest in a career in leadership
  • Passionate about delivering an excellent customer experience 
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment and shows a willingness to share ideas
  • Curious to learn and eager to contribute to our operations 
  • Excited to manage multiple projects and priorities 
  • Ability to learn and adapt to various areas of our operations
  • Interested in the fast growth Human Capital Management software industry


  • Currently enrolled in a four year college / university with anticipated graduation in Spring 2021
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Strong interpersonal communication, writing and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinker who develops creative solutions
  • Customer focus- ability to deliver and navigate client interactions
  • Strong initiative and brings ideas to action
  • Demonstrates ownership of personal responsibilities and values teamwork
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases


Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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