Intern HR & Recruitment

Job description


At Karl Lagerfeld, we are driven by Karl’s mantra: “Embrace the present and invent the future”

The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares the creative vision and design aesthetic of its iconic founder, Karl Lagerfeld. Always contemporary and forward-looking.
We are the only fashion house that carries Karl’s name at its doorbell and we’re thriving to live up to this responsibility in everything we do, every day with lots of joy and passion.

Our headquarters in Paris and in Amsterdam are home to a very diverse and driven Karl family from more than 25 countries creating meaningful stories and product concepts that connect to Karl’s world and iconic attributes.

Women’s ready to wear, bags, small leather goods and underwear are managed directly from our Amsterdam HQ other categories including men’s wear, footwear, fragrances, eyewear and more are developed together with best in class license partners.

We connect with our consumers at multiple levels – online and offline hand in hand. We thrive to maximize consumer engagement via more than 200 KL stores worldwide, our premium wholesale partners and our strong digital footprint, spearheaded by our KARL.COM flagship store which reaches 96 countries. With digital channels representing already more than 30% of our overall full price business.

We are a dynamic, fast growing and inclusive company built on professionalism and strong values. Across all areas of our business, at KARL LAGERFELD we commit working toward highest standards of sustainability and integrity. In 2019, KARL LAGERFELD joined as a founding member the Fashion Pact, a global sustainability initiative seeking to transform the fashion industry through objectives in three areas: climate, biodiversity and ocean protection.


As Intern HR & Recruitment you will provide support in day-to-day tasks within the HR Department for our HQ in Amsterdam and Paris, and for our stores across Europe (NL, Belgium, UK, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Italy). The HR Department consists of an HR Director, two Talent Acquisition Managers, four HR Business Partners, and one HR Officer.



  • Support the HR Team with new hire and leaver administration: drafting employment agreements, maintain employee files, creation of official documents and maintaining HR database and files.
  • First contact person within the HR department
  • Handling internal and external mail and give proper follow up
  • Prepare payroll administration
  • Assist with recruitment process for HQ and stores
  • Support with the Performance & Salary review for HQ
  • Dealing with confidential information
  • Support in the implementation of change initiatives and HR Projects


  • Need to be enrolled in an accredited Bachelor/Master program during the entire internship period, preferably within Human Resources or (International) Business Management
  • Strong experience working with Microsoft Office
  • Language: fluent in English is a pre, Dutch is a plus


  • Able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Able to work in an international work environment
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service, both internally and externally
  • You have an eye for detail and are able to prioritize and multitask
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Flexibility, adaptability and a positive "can-do" attitude are a must
  • Preferred start internship per the 1st of June 2021

Due to Dutch law we can only review your application for an internship when you are enrolled at a university or other school program.