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People Team Intern - Fall/Winter 2022

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide and that includes our interns. 
From day one, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. 
Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. 
Program Duration: October 3, 2022 - April 14, 2023 
The People Team L&D Intern will directly assist NPR’s People Team (formerly Human Resources) on a range of projects, programs, and tasks. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take learning acquired in school and apply them in a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding of the key operational role that the People Team plays within our organization. In addition, the Intern will have opportunities to network with other interns across the organization and learn the fundamentals of a news organization.
  • Gain exposure, shadow, and attend appropriate sessions with departments across the People Team Division; inclusive of Talent Acquisition, Benefits, HRIS, Labor Relations, Employee Relations and our People Partner Team. 
  • Be an advocate for and administrator of our learning platforms; generate reports, suggest ideas for use, improvement, and more. 
  • Update and/or input accurate data, create reports, graphic designs and presentations as needed
  • Be open to learning and being a contributing member in the planning and execution of our annual business processes including but not limited to: annual performance management process, goal setting, mid year check in’s, year end reviews, annual climate survey, in-house training, key People Team processes, etc.
  • Assist in planning/facilitating employee training and events, communications, and market training and learning opportunities to the organization 
  • Partner and contribute to a variety of People Team projects as assigned including but not limited to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Employee Resource Groups, independent research project, projects with impact enterprise wide. 
  • Be active in NPR wide meetings and initiatives
  • LOCATION: This internship has the flexibility to be onsite at our Washington, DC office, fully remote, or a hybrid version of the two based on the intern’s preference. Must be planning to work from the United States and authorized to work in the United States throughout the Fall/Winter 2022 internship dates. 
  • EDUCATION: Must be a current student in an accredited degree program or a recent graduate of no more than 12 months from the month of the start of the internship. 
  • Must be a recent graduate or current student studying Human Resources, Labor/Industrial/ Employee Relations, or Business Administration with a concentration in HR, Psychology or Industrial Relations 
  • Fundamental knowledge of HR practices and employment law
  • Demonstrated creativeness and a passion for learning
  • Ability to work independently, call new internal and external contacts, establish relationships, and build partnerships
  • Demonstration of ability to create communications, logos, newsletters, blog posts, training materials, and/or employee communications and announcements
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Outlook, and Slack applications
  • Tech-savvy and/or very engaged with technology and social media
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a team environment and within deadlines
  • Ability to handle more than one assignment at a time; ability to prioritize, anticipate and communicate effectively
  • Previous HR intern or full time / part time work experience preferred
  • Preferred schedule is Weekdays/Daytime,
  • Mon - Fri; 35-40 hours per week, dependent on availability of selected candidate  
Applications close on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 11:59pm ET. 
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.  
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, and reproductive health decisions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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