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Human Resources Intern - Talent Acquisition

At Management Sciences for Health (MSH), we advance knowledge and technology globally to support people locally to achieve health for all. From health ministry to community, private sector to civil society, as trusted advisors, we make the foundational changes that support the whole health system. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

This position supports key strategic research projects for talent acquisition outreach. In the day to day, the intern will work closely with the Talent Acquisition Team and country teams to develop a resource guide for job boards and country-specific resources to build outreach. This will provide the opportunity to gain full-cycle recruitment experience with a focus on building diverse candidate pipelines for a variety of positions across the organization.

Hours: 8-10 hours per week
Period of Performance: June 2023 - August 2023 (flexible)

Responsibilities may include:

  • A project that concentrates on identifying the most effective recruitment resources in the countries where MSH works;
  • Developing a resource that will standardize professional competencies across job families and experience levels;
  • Researching and making recommendations on how to increase and improve the use of social media as a recruitment tool;
  • Reviewing, standardizing, and organizing existing job descriptions; and
  • Contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outreach including collecting association and career fair contacts

What are the student takeaways:

  • A better understanding of international development and the public health landscape through a Human Resources/Talent Acquisition lens.

Final deliverables:

  • Contribute to the development of a competency table for each job grade.
  • Strategic Resources Handbook including professional associations and other resources for technical strategic areas to support recruitment of talent. (Key countries of focus include: Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Uganda, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda, Haiti, Liberia, the Philippines, and Lesotho.

Please note: 

  • Internship candidates must be full-time or part-time students earning academic credit for their internship.
  • This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and other related costs.


  • Undergraduate or graduate student in Human Resources or International Development (or related field)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; applicants should express in their cover letter how this internship relates to their field of study and future career goals
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft applications including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams
  • A genuine curiosity about people and how they work together
  • Strong organization skills, an appreciation for pivoting to work on many different projects in a day and the ability to multitask/prioritize based on urgency
  • Interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and accomplish tasks through influence.
  • Must be able to work independently on a project basis and meet frequent deadlines
  • Inquisitive nature and an eagerness to learn

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.