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Endowment Educational Opportunity Internship - Spring 2023


Asia Society’s Endowment for Educational Opportunity provides paid internships for promising undergraduates who might not otherwise be able to devote time to work at a non-profit organization. The goal of the Endowment is to give selected students greater knowledge of world affairs as well as practical experience in non-profit and Asia-related careers. The internship will provide hands-on experience and insight on choices for fields of study and future vocation. 
Asia Society’s People and Culture (“P&C”) Department is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in human resources management, including recruitment, benefits, talent management, learning and development, culture, and compliance. The intern will interact directly with the P&C Team, including the Managing Director, the Director, and the Recruiting Consultant.

This experience will allow the intern to: 

  • Shadow interviews and recruitment meetings  
  • Research new ideas/best practices for recruitment and onboarding 
  • Collaborate with the P&C team to design and roll out an updated orientation program 
  • Assist with conducting reference checks 
  • Contribute to the Asia Society internship program 
  • Participate in weekly calls with our benefits broker and HRIS/payroll vendor 
  • Work in the Paycom payroll/HRIS system modules including learning and development, goals, performance management, etc. 
  • Participate in employee meetings regarding benefits, onboarding and off-boarding 
  • Research new benefit offerings, regulations, laws & best practices 
  • Help organize staff events 
  • Shadow the P&C Team on meetings regarding performance management, goal setting, and staff events 
  • Research new ideas/best practices for performance management, organizational development, and talent/workforce management 
  • Research new and updated employment laws, regulations, and policies 


  •  Some familiarity with one or more core Human Resources subject matter areas including recruitment, onboarding, benefits, compensation, payroll, talent management, off-boarding, learning and development, organizational development, employee wellness, staff surveys, risk management, and compliance 
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality 
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with a team 
  • Strong research and communication skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Flexibility with handling diverse tasks 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
To be considered for this role, all interested applicants must submit a completed application to:

A completed application must include:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Subject line: Endowment Educational Opportunity Internship