Who we are:
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Public policies work best when they are rooted in facts, and our research sparks solutions in programs and practice. Our analyses and recommendations help expand opportunities for all people, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health and effectiveness of government.
As an intern at the Urban Institute, you’ll work alongside experts across the organization and beyond in the nation’s epicenter of public policy – Washington, DC. Your work will have an impact on real-life, real-time policy issues and discussions.
The Office of Human Resources seeks a Human Resources intern to join our team! This position is ideal for students looking to obtain experience in Human Resources by exploring a variety of talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards projects.
How you’ll contribute:
- Support human resources policy research and benchmarking initiatives
- Contribute towards enterprise-wide activities that impact talent acquisition, talent management and total rewards initiatives
- Help design and implement staff engagement activities in support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
- Assist with drafting other HR-related internal communications including researching topics, authoring/compiling content and coordinating with employee engagement and HR internal communications
- Other projects and duties as assigned
- Assist with various human resources activities on a variety of assigned projects, explore a number of areas within Human Resources and meet with management to reflect on your personal and professional development
- Collaborate on exciting projects that will focus on specific areas such as talent development, talent acquisition, total rewards, and/or people data analytics
- Document processes and procedures that may increase administrative efficiencies
What you’ll bring:
The successful candidate will:
- Be a rising junior or senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
- Have advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)
- Possess intellectual curiosity for the intersection of organizational effectiveness and talent management
- Have strong organizational, project management, and communication skills
- Be detail oriented and collaborate with others
- Show initiative and an interest in applying problem-solving skills
- Paid 10-week program designed to provide students interested in research, public policy issues and organizational operations with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to Urban’s mission
- Our program is designed to provide students interested in research, public policy issues and organizational operations with rewarding and substantive work assignments that contribute to Urban’s mission
- Network with Operations Staff, Senior Professionals and others who will support your professional growth and career interests
- Participate in intern specific workshops and networking events designed to advance your professional development and build your soft skills
- Engage in team building activities that forge new friendships with other Urban interns
- Receive informal feedback and mentoring from your intern manager
The Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.
The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.
For more information about the Urban Institute, please visit our website at www.urban.org