Department: Field Human Resources
Reports to: Field HR Associate
Type of position: Intern, paid
Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week
Duration: 3 months
Location: New York City

Objective:To administer the HR department's relationship with potential and current members of the active field staff pool. To assist with administrative/clerical responsibilities related to the HR cycle.

Overview: The HR intern will respond to requests for information on volunteering requirements and general MSF HR information. S/he will learn about the organizations changing HR needs and help cultivate the pool of prospective applicants as appropriate to the field needs. S/he will also assist in facilitating the visa process for field staff confirmed for field assignments and a quarterly new field staff orientation.

Duties: The Field Human Resources Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Access and process field staff applications for initial HRO screening
  • Assist HR assistant in writing and sending letters to accepted/rejected applicants
  • Assist with HR data streamlining process working with a database and electronic files
  • Courier visa applications to consulates
  • Filing and other administrative support tasks
  • Assist as needed in the Welcome Days and other in-house trainings
  • Attend BBLs, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows

Required Skills:

  • Strong writing and computer skills
  • Experience or interest in HR for a nongovernmental organization an asset
  • Experience working with Microsoft Access databases an asset
  • Fluent in English, French an asset
  • Good organizational skills
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF