Internship Opportunity

Human Resources Intern

Carol Stream, IL

Central Office
The Central Office provides organization-wide support through its various departments, including Executive Leadership, Human Resources, Grants Management, Resource Development, Volunteer Management, and the Business Office.

Human Resources
The Human Resources Department provides support and leadership around the development and maintenance of a quality staff team. The activities of the human resources department include: 1) recruiting and retaining qualified staff 2) recruiting and placing interns 3) oversight and implementation of compensation and benefits 4) diversity work 5) ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws 6) organizational communication and contributing to a culture of encouragement and support.

The intern will work closely with the Human Resources Department team and be exposed to many aspects of human resources management. Opportunities to learn are available in a selected function (such as payroll and benefits) or a generalist function learning multiple areas. Specific contributions include advertising open positions, reviewing resumes in the applicant tracking system, observing phone and in-person interviews, collecting references, conducting research, and observing payroll and benefits administration processes. Through this experience, the intern will gain a thorough understanding of the work of attracting and hiring a highly-competent, diverse staff able to carry out the organizational mission and the pay and benefits structures that help to retain these staff. The intern will also participate and assist in Team meetings and with the logistics and planning for staff events that focus on training and staff recognition.

The intern will receive exposure to non-profit management and the overall working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and gain valuable knowledge about various human resources functions and basic management principles.

BA/BS or Master’s level student in human resource management, communications, or a related field. Strong organizational skills are required with basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Some social service or volunteer experience is preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations and who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Minimum of 15 hours/week, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The internship can be for the summer, one semester, or for the entire academic year.

Individual supervision is provided weekly or bi-weekly.

Inquire Online:
Angie Lamphere | [email protected]


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