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Human Resources – Spring 2022 Young Global Professionals Program

The Atlantic Council is a non-partisan foreign policy think tank dedicated to renewing the transatlantic community for 21st-century global challenges. We are looking to employ an enthusiastic and driven HR intern to assist our HR department with administrative and HR-related tasks. The HR intern’s responsibilities include updating employee absence records, filing HR documents, accordingly, initiating background checks on shortlisted candidates, and providing suitable recommendations to improve HR policies. You should also be able to draft employee communications notifying staff of policy and procedural changes.

To be successful as an HR intern, you should keep abreast of the latest developments in labor legislation to determine how company HR policies may be affected. Ultimately, an outstanding HR intern should be detail-oriented and able to demonstrate excellent administrative and organizational skills.

Administer HR policies and processes, including hires, changes and terminations, and process required documents through the HR system to ensure accurate record-keeping.
Assist with the recruiting process including posting and removing job advertisements to job boards and social media platforms; screening potential employees’ resumes and application forms to identify suitable candidates to fill job vacancies; organizing interviews with shortlisted candidates and preparing and sending offer and rejection letters or emails to candidates.
Creating, updating, and editing documents related to HR policies and tools.
Assist with HR special projects and research.
Assist in the planning of team and organizational events.
Support HR team in responding to staff inquiries regarding HR policies, employee benefits, and other HR-related matters.

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, industrial & organizational psychology, human resource management or studying toward a degree in the above or related field.
Working knowledge of U.S. labor laws.
Familiarity with HRIS (Human Resources Information System) software is advantageous.
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
The ability to work as part of a team.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
Effective communication skills.