Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Marrakech, Inc

Title: Human Resources Intern
Location: Woodbridge
Dates: The start and end dates for the internship placement are flexible and can be determined by the intern's needs. Student will work for 9 weeks.
Hours: Flexible. The Intern's hours will be scheduled on weekdays, Monday through Friday, and may require some evening flexibility for special events (including one Tuesday per month for onsite Open House). However, the majority of the schedule will take place during typical business hours.

Job Description: 

The Intern will be placed in the Human Resources department of a large nonprofit human services organization. The student will gain specific experience in recruitment and staffing, with some focus on the unique needs and challenges of nonprofit organizations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Aid in the hiring process, including obtaining references, background checks and other credentials of applicants. Other hiring assistance necessary including screening and interviewing external applicants.
  • Assist in the setup and running of Career Open House events.
  • Provides updates to management staff regarding applicants and new hires.
  • Prepare for New Hire Orientation by preparing new hire packets and other required materials.
  • Assist in the Onboarding process with New Hires.
  • Set up Program Site Orientations for New Hires with management.
  • Research and identify new recruitment strategies that can be implemented to target specific candidate  populations to present to recruitment team.
  • Work in and maintain various HR files, which may include but is not limited  to personnel, medical, background, separated personnel, separated medical, application, worker's camp, and in-service files; both in electronic and paper form.
  • Assist with major HR projects (i.e. open enrollment, mailings, Employee Benefit Day, Staff Recognition Celebrations, staff training documentation, filing, copying and mailing files).

 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of appropriate HR records at all times. This may both electronic records and hard copy (i.e. paper) records.
  • Research applicable HR laws and regulations when needed.
  • Reports unsafe conditions  and situations immediately per agency policy and procedures.
  • Represents the values, mission and vision of the organization.
  • Provides customer service with alacrity.

Career Experience: 

The Intern will be placed in the Human Resources department of a large nonprofit human services organization. The student will gain specific experience in recruitment and staffing, with some focus on the unique needs and challenges of nonprofit organizations. The intern will also be exposed to many other functions of an organization's HR department. The skills obtained at this placement are transferable to any type of work environment/business.

Suggested College Major: 

This placement would be ideal for business majors interested in recruitment, human resources, or nonprofit administration. Those with majors in Human Services or Human Services Management may also be a good match.

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based applications.
  • Ability to multitask  and prioritize job duties in order to consistently  meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Have effective and professional verbal and written communication with Marrakech  customers, management and staff.