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An internship in PHR’s operations department provides an opportunity to gain direct experience in supporting a global nongovernment organization. This internship is ideal for anyone looking for a career in non-profit management.


The intern will be mentored by the HR Manager with the aim of becoming familiar with a broad spectrum of operations functions including administration, human resources and information technology.

The intern will be exposed to a variety of projects and assignments in line with their educational goals and career interests. Some of these responsibilities, projects, and assignments might include:

• Creating and maintaining an effective staff recruitment and outreach strategy
• Maintaining the smooth and effective functioning of an office
• Liaising with IT service and internet providers to troubleshoot basic phone and internet problems
• Developing and updating office systems and inventories
• Database management
• Organizing events


• Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration, nonprofit management, international relations or a related field
• Interest in and commitment to human rights
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and professionally in a multi-faceted organization
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, commitment to data accuracy, and follow-through
• Openness to working with individuals from all different backgrounds
• Self-motivated and able to “own” projects from start to finish


• The development intern will be based in PHR’s New York office in midtown Manhattan
• Will require a minimum of 20 hours/week
• Hours can be flexible to accommodate different types of schedules
• The position will commence as soon as possible, with at least a 3-month commitment
• This is an unpaid position with an opportunity for school credit


Please send a cover letter and resume to resumes@phrusa.org. Include “Operations Intern Winter 2015/Spring 2016” in the subject line.

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