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Human Resources Intern
Title:Human Resources Intern
Job Location:Washington, DC
Department:Human Resources

About ICRW:

ICRW has been the premier applied research institute focused on women and girls for the last four decades. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW provides evidence-based research to inform policies and programs that alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. Corporations, foundations, governments and civil society organizations partner with ICRW to discover through rigorous research how to dismantle barriers and help women and girls achieve their full potential. ICRW’s focus areas include adolescent girls, agriculture and food security, economic empowerment, HIV and AIDS, population and reproductive health, gender-based and intimate partner violence.


This is an approximately 3-6-month unpaid internship working with the Director of Human Resources and the Human Resources Generalist. The intern will be mentored and trained in providing human resources services and assisting in the implementation of HR initiatives. These activities may include the following: 

Recruitment and Onboarding 
Working on job postings, sorting & reviewing applicants, and setting-up & participating in the interview process. Assisting in drafting offer letters and creating new hire packets for potential new employees/interns. Learning our applicant tracking system.

Files/Record Retention
Working on personnel and benefits file management and adherence to best practices. Assisting in updating position descriptions.

Training and Development
Assisting in new hire orientation and other training programs for the DC office. 

Benefit and Compensation Competitive Analysis
If requested, participate in compensation and benefit surveysThe intern will be mentored in gathering data and performing analysis in determining the market competitiveness of salaries and benefits.

Performance Management
Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the upcoming performance management process through our online performance review system. 

Participate in the research and implementation of new ancillary benefits and wellness programs. 

Employee Relations
Planning and participating in activities that help to foster employee morale.


Policies & Procedures

Assist with the effort to globalize our policies and procedures among the DC, Asia and Africa offices.

HR Projects
Researching and collecting data for various HR initiatives.



  • Currently enrolled student with a major in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or related fields preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong professional ethics and highest sensitivity in dealing with and handling of confidential information required
  • Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required. Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive) preferred


How to apply:

We are flexible regarding days/hours, as well as start and end dates, but prefer at least 2 -3 onsite days per week. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in human resources and curriculum vitae. Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest for development. 

ICRW is only able to offer internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in either a part-time or full-time academic program.


Transportation reimbursement stipend available. Located just a few blocks from the Farragut North, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle metro stations.

Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ICRW is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.

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