Human Resources Internship Opportunity

Human Resources Internship

Where: Alexandria, VA
Deadline: rolling basis
Last Edited: August 15, 2013
Approximate Hours: 20-30 per week

Position Description:
Human Resources Assistant

Nature of Work:
Under general supervision performs human resources administrative work of considerable difficulty; performs other duties as assigned. Provides administrative support to the Human Resources Director on all personnel matters.

Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to this list)
Primary responsibility:

  • Poll timecards and reviews information for completeness and accuracy, tracks billable hours on a weekly basis, and prepares weekly utilization reports for management.
  • Updates HR spreadsheet with employee change requests and assists with processing paperwork.
  • Assists HR Director with various research projects and/or special projects
  • Schedules meetings as requested by HR Manager.
  • Responsible for arranging hotel and flight accommodations for employees assigned to travel engagements.
  • Assists with annual open enrollment period during 4th quarter of the year. Arranges for distribution of materials from carriers and assists with communicating changes to employees.


  • Research techniques and report writing.
  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal skill—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Written communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.


  • Must be willing to work 20-30 hours per week during normal business hours; can be flexible with scheduling
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Must have completed and obtained at least Junior status in a Bachelor degree program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 2007 or higher version, particularly Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Interest in human resources fields is essential
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and ability to prioritize is required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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**This organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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About Mary Byerley

Mary Byerley works for the School of Management in the Office of Academic and Career Services. She has been with George Mason University for 15 years.

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