Human Resources Information Systems Internship

The Organisation
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is a leading international non-governmental organization dedicated to the peaceful transformation of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. Using diverse tools and methodologies, SFCG enables parties in conflict to understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 750 staff worldwide, SFCG implements about 200 projects in 35 countries across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and mission-driven staff. The organization is committed to learning, innovation and making an impact through its work around the world, and has won numerous international awards.
Summary of Position
SFCG is seeking interns on a rolling basis (with immediate openings) to learn about Human Resources in a practical environment as a supplement to their studies. Interns will be involved in supporting an active, internationally-focused, non-profit organization in many different facets of HR.  This intern will assists in the implementation of a new HRIS system.  He/she will be responsible for entering confidential data into the system.
Work Environment
Search for Common Ground has a great work environment with a mission of peace-building around the world, hard-working and friendly co-workers, team-building opportunities, and involvement in Staff events (i.e. monthly Staff meetings, peace-building films, and brown bag sessions, such as informational seminars by employees). The organization has won numerous awards.
  • Entering confidential HR information into a computer processing system
  • Ensure that all data is entered in a timely manner
  • Scan and upload all supporting documents into the system
  • Obtain missing data or required documents for employees
  • Entering intern Data into Bamboo
  • Establishing BambooHR as the centralized database for all employee information worldwide by working with HR Reps in Country offices.
  • Offer training to HR Reps in Country offices on data retention.
  • Offer training to new employees on how to navigate the system.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Majoring in human resources, information techonology, industrial or organizational psychology, business, or related field
  • Accurate Data Entry skills and good attention to detail
  • high degree of professional and personal ethics
  • Highly confidential manner
  • Positive customer service attitude
  • French language skills a plus but not required
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proactive style and the ability to meet deadlines, both as instructed and self-imposed
  • Self-starting, enthusiastic and flexible approach to the organization
  • Ability to work well individually as well as a member of a team
  • Strong people and presentation skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and implement tasks quickly
  • Excellent and professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Desire to work in a non-profit setting
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively and independently in a team environment, with the ability to respond rapidly to changes, yet remain focused on the priorities.
Salary: This is an unpaid internship.
To Apply  
Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for more details of our work. Please submit your resume and cover letter through our application system at: https://sfcg.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=457.  In your cover letter, please clearly state why our program is of interest to you, what you can bring to the organization, and what experience you hope to gain from the internship. Also, include the dates of your availability and the number of hours per week to which you can commit. Candidates who can intern a minimum of 24 hours per week are preferred. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. While we will make this a very rewarding internship experience for you, note this is an unpaid internship.