Human Resources Internship - Summer 2014 (CLOSED)

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Tierra del Sol Foundation
9919 Sunland Blvd.
Sunland, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Foundation Overview: Tierra’s mission is to “work continuously to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to participate, contribute, and succeed as productive and valued citizens of our community. In addition, we will communicate, educate and advocate to increase our community’s understanding and appreciation for the capabilities of the people we serve.” Our vision is that, “a strong and vibrant community is one in which all of its members contribute their strengths and assets to the common good. Tierra’s role in our community is to empower people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and desire to become productive citizens who are accepted and valued for the contributions they make to the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of our community. We are actively working toward the day when people with any type of disability are fully accepted in our community – as neighbors, co-workers, and contributors to our society.”

Internship Overview: The Tierra del Sol Foundation’s Human Resources team serves over 300 clients, providing support and guidance to all levels of management and staff. The HR department provides a variety of services including recruiting, staff training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, safety and workers compensation, Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS), suggestion program management, wellness, performance management, employee recognition, policies and procedures, and more, in support of the foundation’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights into how a medium-sized non-profit organization functions, while helping us to serve those who serve our clients, adults with developmental disabilities. This internship is for a set period of 150-200 hours and carries no offer or guarantee of employment with the organization.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid and compensated with course credit from a college or university. This internship does not include medical benefits. While working with us, the intern will have access to our employee entertainment discount program, monthly safety snack incentives, special employee events, and will be provided a supportive learning environment.

I welcome you to check us out on line at, or watch our videos at:
•Tierra del Sol Sunland Campus:
•Tierra del Sol Community Employment Spotlight; Los Angeles Daily News:
•Tierra del Sol Foundation's Community Volunteers:
•Arts at the Tierra del Sol Foundation:
•Community Employment Spotlight; Carlos Alvarez:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide us with your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the HR internship, what functions of HR interest you the most, and how you feel your skills, knowledge and experience will help you to be successful


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The HR Intern will work closely with the HR Manager, and the other members of the HR team, on a number of projects including, but not limited to:
•Ongoing development of policies and procedures
•Records management and internal file auditing
•Assisting with training set-up and delivery
•HRIS editing and updating
•Pre-screening applicants
•Employee communications


Requirements and Desired Qualities: To be considered for this position, applicants should have a sincere desire to learn about the field of human resources, and a strong desire to serve others. Applicants should have good computer skills with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media, and have excellent organizational skills. Applicants will need to be able to pass a DOJ LiveScan background check and a physical exam which includes a TB test.

The intern is expected to be with us 150 - 200 hours, depending upon college credit requirements, Monday - Thursday, 9am to 1pm.

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