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

Objective: To assist the Human Resources department with the administration of benefits and payroll for field staff, while gaining practical experience in and learning about human resources. S/he will learn about human resources administration for a large non-profit organization and the general workings of a large international humanitarian aid organization.

Overview: The Human Resources Intern will support the activities of the Human Resources department. The activities include payroll and benefits administration for field staff, updating the HRIS, and assisting with remuneration project implementation. S/he will also have the opportunity, through working in the office, to learn about MSF's programs and how it operates in the United States. This internship is ideal for anyone interested in human resources or administration for a non-profit.

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

  • Prepare briefing and debriefing packets for field staff that include payroll and benefits information
  • Check incoming paperwork to make sure it is complete
  • Update HRIS
  • Perform data entry and other administrative support tasks
  • Attend Brown Bag Lunch presentations, public education events, and staff and department meetings as often as scheduling allows

Required Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to execute tasks demanding focus
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong writing and computer skills
  • Experience or interest in HR practices, especially for a nongovernmental organization an asset
  • Fluent in English, French an asset
  • Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF


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