Human Resources Associate

The Kaizen Company

About the organization

The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of international development and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change. Kaizen is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students to join our dynamic team as Associates (interns) for Fall 2020. Associates are given the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to all aspects of Kaizen’s work and seamlessly integrate in our collegial culture. Kaizen Associates are important members of our teams with room to grow in an initiative-driven workspace.


This internship is best suited for human resources and business management undergraduate or graduate students interested in entering the field of international development, human resources, and/or general business management. The internship comes with a modest stipend. It is expected that the selected Associate will work a minimum of 20 hours per week in the spring, beginning on or about January 19th through mid-May 2021. Associates will have the opportunity to work remotely, from any virtual location with reliable internet.


Gain practical understanding of human resources processes through participation in many aspects of Kaizens corporate strategy including staff care, gender and inclusion, and information technology development.
Assist with process improvement initiatives.
Update new hire documents and materials as needed.
Support Human Resources and Gender and Inclusion team in developing/ implementing projects and events for the wider Kaizen team.
Contribute to the research and development of best HR practices and industry issues.
Support corporate strategic objectives and participate in thematic working groups.
Provide administrative support for Kaizen’s HR Coordinator.


The ideal candidate:

Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (required).
Is an entrepreneurial self-starter, and works well without excessive supervision.
Has previous professional experience, ideally working in Human Resources.
Has strong attention to detail.
Can prioritize and manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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