Human Resources Intern for Non-Profit Organization
Posted date [2016-Aug-25]  (ID: 1121)
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Human Resources Intern


SMILE is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing social services in and around Passaic County, New Jersey. SMILE seeks to address socio-cultural maladies that occur at every income level including but not limited to hunger, poverty, and other struggles.


SMILE has an exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated individual who would like to make a difference in the lives of others by making them SMILE =).


SMILE is currently seeking an outgoing individual to fill the Human Resources Intern position.


The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Director of Development and Operations with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and volunteer intern programs. 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 nonprofit 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, finance, and development staff.


The Human Resources Intern will learn the practical application of:

•       Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews, making job offers and negotiating starting salaries.

•       The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files, and forms management.

•       The interrelationship of HR and Finance in the areas of new employee paperwork, payroll issues related to onboarding and termination, use of a payroll management database, and report generation.

•       Employee benefits management issues related to plan renewal and open enrollment, benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.


Skills/ Qualifications:

•       Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources, or non-profit management/administrative fields;

•       Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;

•       Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications


HOURS: Part Time


If you are interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter to: HR(at)


SMILE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Job Title Human Resources Intern for Non-Profit Organization
Post Details
Posted By SMILE for Charity
Job Function Human Resources Intern
Start Date ASAP
Cell Phone
Location Passaic, NJ
Sponsorship No
Location Location -> NJ - New Jersey
Job Type Job Type -> Internship - Paid
Classification Job Classification -> Human Resources