Human Resources Intern (Surge Roster)

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: Global


About RI: 

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach —which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary:

The Human Resources – Surge Roster Intern, will gain hands-on experience in human resources processes and best practices. The Surge Roster objectives are to provide professionals to work for Relief International’s four sectors of international development - economic opportunity (livelihoods), education, health and WASH along with mainstreaming of protection, and when appropriate, cash transfer programming. It is critical to the mobilization not only of Development Programs but for the immediate mobilization of Emergency Response programs as well. This position will learn about the Development Sectors, and programming approaches as well as the competencies required to qualify for the Surge Roster. The intern will screen resumes and map competencies to current programming across 18+ countries, located in Africa, Middle East and Asia.

This internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in an International NGO. The intern will work closely with the team in Los Angeles, CA and could interact with others across the organization. The HR Intern will learn how an organization approaches and cultivates relationships with individuals and corporations. Students may receive course credit for internships.  Please feel free to submit your resume and contact information at any point but keep in mind that we assign internships based on availability.

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist Surge Roster coordinator in managing and maintaining Surge Roster databases.
  • Under supervision of Surge Roster coordinator, write internal and external communication messages as needed.
  • Assist with Surge Roster reference checks under supervision of Surge Roster coordinator.
  • Assist with the filing of staff documents in online file management system.
  • Help HR with special projects as needed.
  • Assist with administrative duties as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • 15 hours minimum; M-F varied schedule
  • Professional demeanor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Second language desired
  • Knowledge of Excel and basic word processing
  • General knowledge of world affairs and international/intergovernmental institutions.

Salary:   Unpaid, daily transportation stipend and academic credit available.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability



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