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Human Resources Intern

Supervisor: Human Resources Manager

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

Partnered with The Door, Broome Street Academy Charter High School provides a unique model that will seamlessly integrate a rigorous academic curriculum and youth development services under one roof. The school hopes to serve as a national model for addressing the needs of all students, especially those in need of additional support.


  • Prepare orientation packets
  • Assist with maintenance of employee files
  • Provide administrative support to Human Resources department in areas of Benefits, Recruiting, New Hire
  • Assist with ensuring personnel files are complete and in compliance with funding and legal requirements 
  • Research new laws and policies and provide regular updates to HR department 
  • Assist with maintaining the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Portal
  • Assist with special HR projects and other tasks as assigned by HR Manager and Director


  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate program of study 
  • Major or specialization in Business Administration, Psychology or related field 
  • General knowledge of human resource concepts and terminology 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills 
  • Resourceful in performing research on the Internet and through other channels 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Must be well organized, detailed oriented, and possess good follow-up skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion when interacting with staff 

Hours: At least two full days per week

Salary: UNPAID


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