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Human Resources Intern

Department: Human Resources
Location: Silver Spring, MD


HIAS seeks a highly organized and detailed-oriented Human Resources Intern to assist the Human Resources department with onboarding, offboarding and employee management related tasks and projects. In return, the Human Resources Intern will gain hands-on experience with a small Human Resources team at a global organization.

Note, this position is unpaid but may be pursued for academic credit. We ask that applicants be available for approximately 15-20 hours per week, starting in January 2022 and ending in May 2022.


  • Assists Human Resources Associate with the organization and filing of physical employee files.
  • Researches and supports activities for employee engagement.
  • Assists in gathering materials and information for auditing purposes.
  • Supports content review for Learning Management System.
  • Updates content on the Human Resources intranet page as needed.
  • Coordinates Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for onboarding, offboarding, auditing and other processes and procedures.
  • Participates in onboarding new employees.


  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field.
  • Excellent technical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, creative thinker and problem-solver.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to come to the Silver Spring office at least 2 times per week.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities.
  • Strong commitment to serving vulnerable individuals.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process for internships:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 3: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 4: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.

Step 5: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.

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