Human Resources Intern
The Found Animals Foundation is a cutting edge non-profit organization managed by savvy business and science professionals focused on social entrepreneurship. We are a well-funded startup organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia in Los Angeles. Our culture and work environment sets us apart from traditional non-profit startups and inspires our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our dog-friendly, creative office suites are located on the west side of Los Angeles.
The Found Animals Foundation (FAF) seeks skilled and motivated students to join our team as Human Resources Interns. This internship position reports to the Human Resources Specialist and is responsible for performing administrative/HR functions for the department. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in staffing and recruiting.
Found Animals is unable to pay any portion of the applicant's salary, however, we are happy to work with students so that they may receive academic credit or outside funding for their work.
After a successful completion of this internship, a student will be able to:
- Maintain HR filing and database systems, ensuring accurate and timely information is developed and stored.
- Screen qualified applicants for open job positions, from phone screens to in-person interviewing.
- Post open positions to relevant job boards.
- Perform general clerical duties for the HR/Admin department as needed to include, but not limited to sorting/screening resumes, processing HR paperwork, copying, mailing, filing, and answering phones.
- Assist HR Specialist and Hiring Managers in scheduling phone screens and participate in the interview process.
- Coordinate new hire orientations and assist in developing a structured employee development program.
- Participate in FAF-related activities and meetings and perform other tasks as assigned.
- Superior communication skills, both over the phone and in person.
- Must possess the ability to read situations and people with ease.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Self-starter with a proven ability to find solutions to problems both independently and in collaboration with a team.
- Strong attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger picture, conscientious approach to work and ability to anticipate needs and be proactive.
- Monitors and double-checks work and information for accuracy and quality.
- Sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive information.
- Ability to contribute a minimum of 8 hours per week.
Length of Project:
- 10 weeks or in accordance with for-credit internship requirements.
- Complete an application on the Found Animals Internship webpage, and
- Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. An applicant's resume should include detailed work experience, his/her current GPA, and any relevant extra-curricular activities in which s/he may be involved. Cover letters should explain the applicant’s interest in becoming a member of the Found Animals Foundation team and how they feel they would be a beneficial addition to the organization.