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Job Details

Human Resources Intern

Company name
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Arlington, VA, United States

Employment Type

Internship, Hr

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Human Resources Intern



uman Resources


Non-Exempt/Temporary (Summer 2019)


$12.00/hour (undergrads and recent grads) or $15.00/hour (graduate students)


30 - 40 hours/week, 8 weeks

Internship Objective:

The Human Resources (HR) Intern will gain practical, professional work experience in several facets of Human Resources in the non-profit/media industry. The intern will serve as a key player in the planning, creating, implementation and analysis of HR initiatives, which may include: learning and development programs; employment branding and promotion; and development and articulation of policy and HR documentation.

Essential Duties:

Assist in the development and execution of a variety of ongoing learning and development programs.

Develop and implement an employment branding strategy designed to promote PBS as an employer to potential job candidates.

Review, update and refine policies in one or more HR-managed employment handbooks.

Review organizational Intranet to identify and execute needed updates in layout, forms and documentation.

Assist HR team with other initiatives as needed.

Preferred Education/Major/GPA

A graduate student in a relevant program (e.g., Masters in Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, etc.) strongly preferred; or

Undergraduate student (junior or senior only) studying Human Resources, Organizational Development, or other related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

An aptitude and willingness to learn new systems and technologies

Experience using an HRIS a plus

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Qualities:

A self-starter: strong sense of urgency, autonomy, and demonstrated ability to drive results

Demonstrates entrepreneurship: takes initiative, drives ownership and accountability of responsibilities, passion for self-development

Innovates: shows curiosity, pursues learning, suggests creative solutions, promotes team creativity, thinks strategically by offering solutions, displays resilience and passion to learn from mistakes

Strong organizational skills: ability to maintain organized and confidential information; manage multiple projects; demonstrate planning, organizational and time management skills;

Flexible and adaptable: ability to prioritize tasks to align with ongoing team goals and sudden changes

Detail-orientation: ensures work is double-checked and accurate

Values diversity and inclusion: demonstrates respect and enriches team dynamics, values a diversity of perspectives

Interacts and communicates effectively: listens actively; demonstrates strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal); cultivates strong relationships

Strong customer service orientation: possesses a willingness to help others

Skills the Intern Will Develop:

Project management skills

Experience with HRIS

Knowledge of complexities of an HR department

Business and/or technical writing skills

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Company info

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Website :

Company Profile
PBS is made up of more than 350 local public noncommercial TV stations serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS stations reach more than 120 million people each month through on-air and online content. PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public Television stations. PBS oversees program acquisition and provides program distribution and promotion; education services; new media ventures; fundraising support; engineering and technology development; and video marketing.

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