Friday, September 21, 2012

Human Resources Intern with World Resources Institute (Washington, DC)

The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks an intern with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills to assist in its Human Resources Department.  This position is best suited for someone currently working on an undergraduate or graduate degree with a concentration in human resources.  We are looking for an ambitious student to help assist with our Human Resources Administration and recruitment efforts. We are in need of someone who desires to be part of a team atmosphere and will enjoy an opportunity to learn about Human Resources.

The WRI Recruiting Internship catalyzes on the opportunity to support the growth needs of a premier environmental think-tank. This internship holds responsibility of supporting the Assistant Director of Human Resources with the strategic alignment of Human Capital for the organization in the U.S. and abroad. 

The Internship offers:
  • Work experience at one of the world’s leading environmental organizations.
  • Opportunity for individuals to build their portfolio of human resources experience and connections, potential college credit.
  • First-hand experience in developing and implementing ideas to help streamline recruitment, measure retention and overall the orientation process.
  • Exposure to training and development aspects.
Partner with the Assistant Director of Human Resources to implement creative recruiting resources to attract qualified professionals.
  • Manage job postings:  Posting through our internal system and external sites; tracking postings for renewal and removal;
  • Develop pre-screening questions fitting the criteria needed to screen down the candidate pool
  • The recruiting intern performs editing and publishing of job advertisements.
  • WRI’s recruiting intern assists in pre-selection of applications, organization of job interviews, participation in interviews, and administration of candidates after the interview and processing of rejections.
  • The intern also assists with reporting, tracking, and generating hiring metrics.
  • The internship provides the opportunity to assess effectiveness of online posting sites; seeking new sources for hard-to-fill postings; assessing current sites and methods of postings to recommend more effective/efficient means of posting; collaborating with programs to identify sites and sources for specific openings—may lead to a longer term project to revamp current posting process.
  • Oversee and track communication with candidates in our applicant tracking system as assigned: Making initial contact, scheduling interviews, briefing and de-briefing candidates for/after interviews, answering candidate questions.
  • Ensure that applicant tracking system is kept up to date with various hires.  All jobs should be entered into the database and all hires should be made through the system.
  • Opportunity will be given to thoroughly pre-screen resumes for assigned positions and categorize into qualification levels
  • Assign and then track the WRI Buddy Program. This done in conjunction with other HR staff.
Supplemental Responsibilities:
  • Process check requests and wire transfers for HR related expenses.
  • Assist with processing and tracking of H1B work Visa filings.
  • Performing routine clerical duties including the processing of mail, filing, photocopying, faxing, data entry, scheduling of meetings related to recruitment procedures.
  • Prepare new employee personnel/benefit files, assistance with paperwork collection.
  • Assist with the enhancement of WRI’s current orientation process.
  • Special research projects as assigned.  Various areas of HR will require assistance and this position will be utilized as a full member of the HR team and take part in the overall generalist functions as needed.
  • Set up travel arrangements and process expense reports.
  • Currently in pursuit of at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, graduate student a plus.
  • Excellent academic performance.
  • Passion for the human resources profession, desire and willingness to learn.
  • Prior experience working in a human resources department will be given priority.
  • Ability to work independently and for a very hands-off manager.
  • Must be dependable, flexible, and people-oriented.
  • Exceptional English oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. A second language is a plus.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and positively influence staff.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and look beyond current role openings and identify strong industry talent.
  • PC skills and desire to work with new and innovative technology.
  • Ability to accurately and articulately document information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams; share responsibility for results, provide and accept feedback.

Position based in Washington, DC (Conveniently located 1/2 block from Union Station Metro Stop)


Approximately 20-25 hours per week, Days and Hours to be determined with flexibility given to an academic schedule

Compensation, Benefits and Rewards (Tangible and Intangible):
  • This is a paid internship.  ($12 per hour) 
  • Tremendous educational benefits will be gained from the working experience at one of the world’s leading environmental organizations. 
  • This is an opportunity for the right individuals to build their portfolio of human resources experience and connections, potential college credit

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