Human Resources - Organizational Development

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The HR/OD Intern supports all functional areas of HR with a primary focus on recruitment and organizational development. With the guidance of the Talent Management Consultant, this position partners with management on the recruitment efforts for positions in all departments within Cognizant Ventures. This includes job postings, scheduling interviews, checking references, communications to candidates, phone interviews, and assisting with new employee orientation. Other functions include: preparing correspondence, maintaining files and records, and conducting special projects. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and accuracy in respect to all information that is processed throughout the HR/OD area.

1) Recruitment and Staffing - 60%
a. With the guidance and support of the Talent Management Consultant, conducts a variety of recruitment activities: post jobs, preparing reports, participates in recruitment meetings and provides input on overall progress of hiring
b. Responsible for screening applications, coordinating interviews and conducting follow-up with candidates
c. Perform all necessary checks for potential hires
d. Prepares new hire materials
e. Assist with new employee orientation by contributing to updating and developing the program, scheduling presenters, and participating as a presenter
f. Assists with preparation of metric reports as needed

2) Organizational Development - 30%
a. Assist with new employee orientation and training: coordination of set-up, communication with managers, and preparation of materials
b. Assist with the preparation of other trainings
c. Support the development and implementation of the Learning Management System
d. Assist with preparation of metric reports as needed

3) Human Resources Support & Administration - 10%
a. Provide administrative support for other HR/OD functions such as compensation
b. Provides the Payroll with assistance in preparing exit paperwork and maintenance of HR related files for compliance purposes
c. Participate in HR/OD staff meetings
d. Perform other duties as assigned


a. Two semesters of coursework in an accredited college or technical school with declared major in Human Resources or related field preferred
b. Some prior work experience preferred
c. Participation in a student professional organization such as SHRM, ASTD or similar organization preferred
d. Proficiency in a variety of computer software applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
e. Excellent interpersonal skills, highest confidentiality, ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation
f. Strong attention to detail in establishing priorities completing assignments and projects and meeting deadlines
g. Ability to represent a professional image
h. Excellent written communication skills
i. Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
j. Basic understanding of core human resources concepts
k. Desire to be involved in multiple human resource areas
l. Comfort in interviewing and evaluating candidates
m. * Candidate must be a New York City resident.*

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