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CarGurus // online platform for used cars
Cambridge, MA    Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022
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Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data & technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work makes a real impact. Were the most-visited car-shopping site in the US & we are growing fast in our international markets. Ready to come along for the ride? 

The People & Talent (P&T) team is looking to hire a Human Resources Intern! You will assist in a variety of meaningful HR activities across our teams, including, but not limited to, performance management & professional development, employee onboarding, HRIS processing & reporting, & providing overall HR support to employees. 

In addition to gaining experience in the People & Talent function & developing a broad range of skills & capabilities, you will gain a strong understanding of CarGurus growing business & how we are innovating the car buying & selling experience.  

This is a full-time, paid, Summer 2022 Intern position. Must be eligible to work 40 hours a week from June 2022 - August 2022. 

Sample Responsibilities of the HR Intern: 

New Hires 

  • Coordinate new hire gifts 
  • Schedule onboarding activities for US, Canada & London 


  • Review & analyze data; prepare monthly reports 
  • Customize reports based on business requests 
  • Manage accuracy of employee data & paperwork requirements 


  • Prepare termination packages 
  • Schedule exit meetings to go over Package (Cobra, 401(k) 
  • Coordinate equipment return with IT 

Overall HR support 

  • Assist with the performance management & promotion processes across the business 
  • Process employee changes for the US: Manager Changes, Promotions, LOA, transfers, etc. 
  • Answer HR/Benefit questions 
  • Verification of Employment/Unemployment claims 
  • Work on other projects as needed 

Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate will have completed 2+ years in a business/HR degree program 
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills 
  • Outstanding customer service skills preferred 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word 
  • Ability to handle a high volume of HR transactions; stay up-to-date on & consistently apply HR policies/regulations/employment laws; act as a "go-to" HR resource 

CarGurus Culture: 

We work hard every day to build the worlds most trusted & transparent automotive marketplace, but trust & transparency dont just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves & their potentialwhere you dont just fit, you thrive. We dont discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 

Currently, CarGurus employees in the US can choose to work from home / remotely or participate in a phased return to our beautiful office spaces on a voluntary basis. We expect most roles to be in-office at least 60% of the time later this year (specific date TBD). In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada & the UK. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA & London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more. 

We recognize that flexibility plays a critical role in enabling our people to thrive in both their personal & professional lives. We currently welcome Gurus into our Cambridge, MA office on a voluntary basis but do not require employees to physically be in the office. We will adopt a hybrid working model when health experts & government officials in our local communities deem it safe to do so. Specific arrangements within this model will be up to team leaders discretion; we encourage you to discuss your questions & needs during the interview process.

All US CarGurus employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. This helps us to safeguard the health of our employees & their families, our customers & visitors, & the community at large.


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