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Paid intern - Human Resources

Washington D.C

Location: United States
Division: Human Resources
Status: Internship
Position Number: 17:054

Project Description:

The Paid Intern is an entry level position designed to provide graduate and undergraduate student with an insider’s view of the realm of international development at IFES. Students who participate in this program will develop essential skills that are not attained in the academic world and enable them to make the transition from academic to professional life. As a junior member of the team, the Paid Intern will provide logistical and administrative support to projects for a IFES' human resources team. The HR department will be hiring 2 interns.

Responsibilities: The general duties of the intern will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing logistical support to the Human Resources department.
  • Training with the onboarding team on new hires procedures and orientation process.
  • Assisting with promotions with IFES Benefit program.
  • Assisting with HR programs i.e. research, project planning, audits etc.
  • Working with Recruiters with research and roll-out of testing and training for entry level positions.
  • Assisting Recruiters with International, Domestic and Internship hires.
  • Creating spreadsheets, templates, and memos as needed.
  • Assisting with training plans, event planning, and other duties as assigned.

POSITION SCOPE: Provides the support necessary for the team to achieve its goals. Job duties are fairly straight forward and require following common procedures and guidelines. Can manage own workload, time and priorities with close guidance from supervisor so as to facilitate a learning environment per internship guidelines.
DECISION MAKING/PROBLEM SOLVING:** Has the knowledge and skills to identify solutions to routine problems. Produces useful ideas or explanations for circumstances, but may need guidance or approval on execution for results.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:** None. Can assist in or have exposure to preparing routine financial reports and processing routine transaction in compliance with IFES policies and procedures.
RELATIONSHIPS:** Maintains collaborative working relationship with team members and other staff within the Division.


Education: Undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college/university, or recently graduated no more than a year at time of application**
Experience: None. Relevant experience, familiarity, or interest in international development or related field preferred. Previous internship(s) experience with an international NGO a plus
Related Skills or Knowledge: Excellent research and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word. Introductory experience in or familiarity with program development or management, NGOs, and/or USAID a plus. Detailed oriented and organized. Ability to prioritize, take direction, and handle varied tasks within deadlines. Strong communicator, both verbally and in writing. Collaborative, team oriented individual
LANGUAGE SKILLS: ** English required. Proficiency in another language a plus**
TRAVEL: **Travel may be required, up to 10%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: **Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job 7

You must go to to the Careers section and apply online. Applications are only accepted in this way. Make sure you upload all papers together (e.g. resume, cover letter, application, etc). Resumes will only be reviewed and accepted for consideration if submitted through our Careers page.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IFES
  • Location: Washington D.C
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-24

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