People Operations Intern

Organizational Description: 

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, wholistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 18,000 change-makers across 182 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.

Position Description:
We are seeking a passionate individual to support the People Operations team as our Spring 2022 Intern to support this dynamic, fast-paced organization that reaches out to women across the globe. This position will report to the Talent Acquisition Specialist, but will play an integral role across our People Operations team.
We are accepting interns on either a full-time or part time basis. The internship requires a commitment of 40 hours per week for full-time interns or 20 hours a week for part-time interns. The position is unpaid, but students will receive a stipend of $1000 per month for full time interns or $500 per month for part time interns and/or may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with their university.  We are currently accepting applications for the Spring semester. Spring internships will run from January 18th through mid-May, 2022. All interns will be working remotely for the Spring semester. Applications for the Spring internship should be submitted by December 27 at 11:59pm EDT.

Responsibilities:

  • Logistical Support: Support org-wide planning and execution of initiatives, including logistical preparations, technological support, participant tracking, and development of agendas, content, and materials for in-person and virtual events for international settings.
  • Recruitment: Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews.
  • Communications: Create one-pagers, concept notes, other communications documents for the People Operations team.
  • Operations: Managing payments and contracts. Receiving and reviewing grants and/or contracts, managing those relationships and passing on invoices and contracts to the Finance & Operations team.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning: Support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning (MERL) team with facilitation of procedures and best practices.
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Benefits: 

  • On-the-job training for a variety of skills
  • Professional development opportunities, including regular “lunch and learn” sessions
  • A chance to learn about international advocacy
  • Network with professional advocates in the non-profit sphere
  • Letter of recommendation upon successful completion of the internship

Required Qualifications:

  • Majoring in Human Resources, International Studies/Relations/Affairs, Business Administration, History, Political Science, or other relevant fields;
  • Strong demonstrated interest in global women’s issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Experience living or studying abroad is a plus!

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, email the materials listed below to HR@vitalvoices.org using “People Ops Intern – your full name” as the subject line of the message.

Applications must include the following in order to be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)
  • Availability (for example, if you are available part time, include the days and times when you could work)
  • Two references (including contact information)

Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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