Accion International

Internship, Human Resources

Posted Date 1 month ago(4/24/2023 4:46 PM)
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Accion Washington, DC


About Accion:

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a trailblazing legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the 1.8 billion people who are left out of, or poorly served by, the financial sector. For more than 60 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 200 partners in 63 countries. More at

Position Summary:

The Human Resources team is seeking a summer intern with the desire to learn various facets of human resources. The intern will gain experience in multiple HR disciplines such as Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, and Operations. They will work closely with HR Leads in defining a framework for internship programs, assist with employee engagement activities such as our wellness program, and become familiar with applicant tracking and employee information systems (HRIS). The HR Intern must have excellent communication skills, flexibility, attention to detail, a friendly disposition, and the ability to function as part of a diverse and geographically dispersed team.


As a Human Resources Intern, you will be working closely with our HR team who will provide hands-on projects and daily tasks. There will be daily exposure to HR processes, programs, systems, and overall People & Culture initiatives. Interns will be able to apply classroom-based knowledge to projects and gain essential skills needed to be career ready.


Period of internship: June – August 2023, dates flexible.


Learning Component/Benefits:

Working with Accion’s Human Resources team will help further develop skills in various disciplines of HR, while gaining a deeper understanding of Accion’s role in creating a financially inclusive world. Interns will be exposed to both daily tasks as well as projects within a professional work environment.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide HR project support by researching HR best practices and contributing to the development of tools, resources, and presentations.
  • Contribute to the development of formal documentation and development of HR procedures and processes.
  • Support and contribute to the development of templates and research of digital applications to streamline HR communications.
  • Participate in project frameworks with research, presentations, developing networks, etc.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum Junior or Senior working towards an Undergraduate Degree or Graduate student in an accredited college or university, majoring in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field; GPA: 3.0 or above.
  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting and collaboratively within our team environment.
  • Educational exposure and interest in multiple human resource disciplines including, but not limited to compensation, benefits, employee relations, organizational development, immigration, performance management, federal and state employment laws.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work proactively with other team members.
  • Detail-oriented, strong analytic skills and the ability to think critically.
  • Quality time management skills.
  • Interested in our mission and working globally.
  • Willingness to embody Accion’s values of Excellence, Respect and Passion for Social Change.
    • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
    • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
    • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others. 


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