Human Resources Intern

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About ICRW

For nearly 40 years, ICRW has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW conducts research that will inform policies and programs seeking to alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focal areas include adolescent girls, agriculture and food security, economic empowerment, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based and intimate partner violence.

At ICRW, we believe that research can and should be a process of social development, and employ participatory methods when appropriate. Further, ICRW pursues intersectional research to the greatest extent possible when resources allow. All research we undertake serves to advance ICRW’s mission of improving the status of women and girls, promoting gender equality and eradicating poverty.


This is an approximately 3-6 month unpaid internship working with the Director of Human Resources and the Human Resources Coordinator. The intern will be mentored and trained in providing human resources services and assisting in the implementation of HR initiatives. ICRW is only able to offer internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in either a part-time or full-time academic program.


Primary Duties:

Working on job postings, sorting and reviewing applicants, and setting-up and participating in the interview process.

Files/Record Retention
Working on personnel and benefits file management, ensuring best practices are adhered to.

Training and Development
Designing and conducting training programs for the DC and India offices.

Compensation and other surveys
Participate in compensation and benefit surveys. The intern will be mentioned in gathering data and performing analysis in determining the market competitiveness of salaries.

Performance Management
Participate in the planning, selection and implementation of performance management systems.

Participate in the research and implementation of new benefits programs.

Employee Relations
Planning and participating in activities that help to foster employee morale.

How to apply:

We are flexible regarding days/hours, as well as start and end dates, but prefer at least 2 onsite days per week. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in human resources and curriculum vitae at Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest for development.

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ICRW is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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