BR-2233 Human Resources Undergraduate Intern

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

WWF Overview
For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, WWF works in more than 100 countries, connecting cutting-edge conservation science with the collective power of our partners in the field – more than one million supporters in the United States and five million globally, as well as partnerships with communities, companies, and governments.

Our vision for diversity, equity and inclusion at WWF is an organization as diverse as the world we protect; where the richness of all our unique views, experiences, and backgrounds combines to create the most sustainable and inclusive conservation outcomes possible — bringing the greatest benefit to the planet and every person who lives on it.

Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values: Courage, Respect, Integrity and Collaboration.

Internships at WWF
WWF’s internship program vision is to recruit professionals early in their careers who bring fresh thinking and innovation to the environmental and conservation sector and are well positioned to develop into the next generation of leaders. Our mission is to increase exposure of students from underrepresented populations to conservation and environmental careers, provide professional development opportunities, reduce the barriers to attracting a diverse pool of internship candidates, and develop a pipeline for future WWF hires from underrepresented populations.

Position Summary
The HR Intern will support the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) team in the planning and execution of Special HR Projects on a variety of topics, ranging from administrative to those related to key HR functions. The HR intern will partner and support the HRBP team in fulfilling these projects.

HR projects do not come with step-by-step instructions. To the contrary, they are trying to respond to a very specific problem or need that needs to be solved. To be successful as the HR intern you need to be creative, take some risks, be a good team player, a problem solver and be action oriented. Know how to navigate the grey areas, and succeed by finding a way where there was not one before.
  • Support team by automating writable PDFs for database and analysis.
  • Provide support in documenting processes, for SOP.
  • Initiating and assisting in the facilitation of meetings, capturing metrics, and updating systems.
  • Provide technical and administrative support as needed.
  • Select relevant information from a variety of sources in order to prepare documents, reports, summaries, and replies to inquiries, ensuring accuracy and proper format of the information provided.
  • Data collection, recording and synthetizing – Performance Management. We are doing research in Performance Management, and the HR Intern will support the collection, organizing and synthetizing of data for this research.
  • Support other HR Projects that arise during the internship.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Requirements
  • Pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s program.
  • Expert with Office Suite – Word, Access, Excel.
  • Airtable experience.
  • People skills – friendly, open to feedback, high self-awareness.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Data analysis and automation experience.
  • Dot connector & problem solver.
  • Excellent research skills, data management and synthesis.
  • Able to solve problems.
  • Creative doer, able to work with broad high-level instructions and make things happen (without a great level of detail or precise steps).
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
  • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
  • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
  • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
  • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.
Learning Outcomes
Competencies to be developed in this internship:
  • Data manipulation & document formatting
  • Problem solving
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Project management
  • Innovation management
  • Organizing / Time management
  • Action oriented / Drive for results
WWF interns will be provided a set of professional development opportunities, aimed at increasing their exposure to conservation and sustainability careers. This includes:
  • Development discussions with their manager;
  • Up to two online courses through Cornell University’s eCornell program;
  • Speed mentoring sessions;
  • Opportunity to present their work to intern peers and WWF staff;
  • Session on resume and interviewing best practices.
Interns will also have access to an array of networking opportunities. This includes meetings with WWF’s CEO, the senior management team, Employee Resource Groups, and representatives from other departments.

US Remote – WWF employs interns in all states with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Wyoming.

Paid - $16 per hour (35 hours per week)

Internship Dates:
Internship will run from June 13 to August 19, 2022

How to apply:
Please submit a resume & cover letter through our Careers Page , Requisition # BR-2233. If selected for the role, you will need to provide 1 letter of recommendation as part of the WWF application process.

  • Please note that intern must have U.S. work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.