Human Resources Intern


About the organization

buildOn is a not-for-profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. We’re not a charity, we’re a movement. In the United States, we run intensive service learning programs in under-resourced, urban high schools in six major cities. Through these programs, buildOn empowers youth to transform their communities through high-impact service. Over the last 27 years, buildOn has empowered more than 100,000 urban youth to contribute more than 2.1 million hours of service that has touched the lives of more than one million people living below the U.S. poverty line. Moreover, 97% of buildOn students graduate high school, and most go on to college.

Globally, teams of students from buildOn programs fan out across the world to help build schools in the economically poorest countries on the planet. We have now built nearly 1500 schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Malawi and Nepal.


Assist in posting jobs, sourcing resumes, scheduling interviews, and conducting initial phone screens
Records management and internal employee file auditing
Provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department
Employee personnel files, scanning, employee communications, and data entry
Assist in major research projects that will allow the HR department to streamline processes and procedures; special HR projects as needed
Assist in the implementation of an employee database system and HR Intranet
Ensure HR functions are in compliance with organization policies and procedures as well as federal, states, and local laws
Assist in conducting and process background checks
Researching and collecting data for various HR initiatives


Commitment to buildOn’s mission
Must be able to dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per week to the internship, on a regular defined schedule. Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college, working towards a degree in Human Resources.
Applicants should have a sincere desire to learn the field of human resources, and a strong desire to serve others
Ability to handle confidential and time-sensitive information
Detailed-oriented with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and complete multiple task requirements simultaneously
buildOn Alumni preferred

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please include a compelling cover letter.

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