International Rescue Committee Talent Management Intern in New York, New York

Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities.

In the past few years, the IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today our 11,000 employees and 13,000 supplemental staff work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And we are also in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

The IRC Human Resource Department headquartered in New York, leads and oversees the development and implementation of best practice HR management that ensures the IRC has the structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on program goals and effectively serve its beneficiaries.

Job Overview/Summary: The TALENT MANAGEMENT INTERN will be integrated into the Talent Management Team, whose mission is to take the IRC’s people to the next level. The team is responsible for improving the productivity of IRC staff by providing tools, processes, and guidance for effective performance management, on-boarding and orientation, staff and leadership development, and quality individual and team learning.

IRC Way Day is a Talent Management initiative involving educating staff globally on the IRC’s Code of Conduct (recently revised) and ensuring all staff have an understanding of its contents and their responsibilities for compliance, as well as to foster a sense of camaraderie and pride in the IRC. IRC Way Day will be conducted globally in all countries in which IRC operates and is a cross functional effort between Communications, HR, Gender Equality and Ethics and Compliance.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Track the production and distribution of IRC Way Day and Code of Conduct materials
  • Lead packing and distribution of collateral
  • Maintain inventory ordering & tracking sheet
  • Track signatures as they arrive (potentially)
  • Assist with the scheduling and tracking of IRC Way Day ambassador training and activities
  • Assist with creating recognition materials for “IRC Way Day Champion Offices”
  • Assist with tracking Engagement Survey responses across country programs and U.S. cities

Key Working Relationships:

*Position Reports to: *Senior Officer of Special Projects *Position directly supervises: *n/a

Indirect Reporting:Senior Director, Talent Management, O&S; Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal:Country/city/state team IRC Way Day ambassadors, country/city/state team supply chain teams

*External: *n/a

Learning outcomes:

  • Operating on a multi-location team to implement a project touching 30+ countries and 20+ US cities.
  • Increased understanding of workings of a large international NGO.
  • How to provide Talent Management in a global setting to more than 10,000 employees.

Job Requirements:

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. Classes completed in human resources, international development, human rights, preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual ability in French, Arabic, Swahili or other common client language a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook), Internet and other business-efficiency software
  • Interest in and knowledge of humanitarian aid and/or refugee issues.
  • Strong coordination and organizational skills with a detail-oriented mindset
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment.

Working Environment: Standard office work environment

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The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

Sector: Human Resources

Location: US - NY -New York

Employee Type: Intern

Employee Category: Part Time