Human Resources Intern

The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Sr. Human Resources Manager with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, employee engagement, and staff development.  This internship requires working with highly sensitive and confidential information and is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting.


The internship requires an ideal commitment of 20 to 40 hours per week. Students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university. We strive to provide an enriching internship experience, including brown bag sessions and technical trainings as well as exposure to administrative policies and procedures and financial management and accounting system exposure. Applications are accepted for fall, spring, and summer terms. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19, Vital Voices is accepting remote applicants for this internship position for the Spring 2021 semester.



  • Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews.
  • The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management.
  • The interrelationship of HR and Finance in the areas of new employee paperwork, payroll issues related to onboarding and termination and use of a HR/payroll management database.
  • Employee benefits management issues related to open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.
  • Administrative services e.g., copying, filing, opening, sorting and delivering confidential documents and faxes, etc., as needed.
  • Rewards and Compensation
  • Staff Development



  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in human resources, business, psychology, communications, or management/administrative fields
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills a plus
  • Intern must be able to work independently and maintain confidentiality


How to apply:

Please e-mail the following to using “HR Internship– YOUR FULL NAME” as the subject of your email.

  • A cover letter indicating your availability (full time or part time) and expected start and end date
  • Resume
  • One reference with contact information

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit applications as soon as possible. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Due to the competitive pool of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls, please.

As this is an unpaid internship, Vital Voices encourages all accepted candidates to apply for funding through their school’s career services office directly. Thank you!

Organizational Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization committed to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools that they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings, and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity, and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices, we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.