People Team Intern (Winter/Spring 2019)

New York, NY
Location: New York
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: Monthly Stipend
Timeline: January - April 2019

Global Health Corps:

Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.

Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the U.S., East Africa (Rwanda and Uganda), and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zambia). Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, D.C. to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement.

Fellows come together five times a year for additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship to become audacious, resilient, and highly-networked changemakers. Each one of our fellows has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 900 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Position Overview:

The People Team (Human Resources) Intern will directly assist the Global Talent team with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and other areas. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that Human Resources can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of human resources and the nonprofit sector. The candidate will also have opportunities to network with the programs, operations, communications, and development staff.

The intern will work closely with the People Team to learn:

    • Recruiting & hiring process, including job posting, resume review, interviews, compensation negotiations, and job offers.
    • Employment and tax law compliance, especially regarding development and maintenance of employee files, confidentiality, payroll management, and onboarding/ termination.
    • Employer culture, including the review and revision of internal guidelines, policies, and practices, as well as the communication of those guidelines, policies, and practices.
    • Event planning and management for staff-focused events (e.g., staff week, birthday celebrations, professional development)

Candidate qualifications:

    • Current or recent enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program with a focus or interest to work in Human Resources or non-profit management/administration
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet applications
    • Able to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
    • Editing and proofreading experience with exceptional attention to detail
    • Demonstrated interest in social justice and/or public health issues a plus
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.  Due to the high volume of applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for applying!