Human Resources Intern (NY)

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Human Rights First
333 7th Avenue-13th floor
New York, NY
Posted: August 26 2014
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Human Rights First is a dynamic, U.S.-based advocacy organization that has worked for over thirty years to leverage U.S. law, policy, and influence to promote human rights around the world.

Human Rights First has a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. We focus our efforts not on making a point, but on making a difference. We know from experience that human rights progress is more durable when diverse partners work together to bring about change, so we build strategic, non-partisan alliances to support our objectives. We pride ourselves on this practical, inclusive approach. It works.

Human Rights First values high quality work product, a collaborative and supportive work environment, respect for diverse viewpoints, creative approaches to problem solving, flexibility and adaptability of skills, accountability for results, and commitment to lasting change.

The Human Resources Intern will assist the HR team with day-to-day human resource functions and responsibilities that are crucial to the organization. He/She will be required to engage with employees at various levels of the organization and will serve as a valuable resource to employees with HR related questions and/ or concerns. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to core HR functions and to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world Human Resource experiences.


•Support recruitment initiatives by updating the recruitment system, printing/emailing resumes, scheduling interviews and maintain recruitment tracking spreadsheet. Post job ads, review and update job postings and descriptions as directed. Support communication to candidates as needed
•Coordinate the scheduling for new employee orientation and prepare information packets
•Work with Facilities Coordinator in setting up and maintaining office seating for new hires
•Provide administrative support to the New York HR Manager & VP, HR and Operations
•Provide assistant with the upkeep of the HRIS systems
•Assist in HR department compliance audits as necessary
•Provide employment verification information for current and prior employees
•Assist with the organization and delivery of HR-related announcements and communications and/or employee events
•Create and maintain employee files; ensure accuracy of electronic records
•Other duties and special projects as assigned

START DATE: Immediate consideration.
TIME COMMITMENT: 20-40 hours per week
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please complete the online application at:
You will be requested to provide:
• Resume (upload)
• Cover letter (upload)
• Names and contact details for three (3) references
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Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington, DC and Houston, TX. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.


•Junior/Senior in college working on a business degree, preferably HR related. New grads are welcome to apply
•Passionate about HR and willingness to learn
•Must have a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
•Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with a high level of quality and productivity
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Strong customer/employee service skills
•Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel required)
•Applicable HR coursework or work/intern experience
•Must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week(days are flexible)

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