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Human Resources Intern

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Participate Learning - Chapel Hill, NC


Love What You Do and Why You Do It! 

Participate Learning is a force for good that connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We offer purpose-driven, challenging work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture.

What You’ll Do:

The HR Intern will be responsible for assisting the HR team with projects including, but not limited to recruiting, onboarding, documentation, training and benefits processing. The Human Resources Intern will be expected to support daily HR operations and provide excellent customer service to Participate Learning teachers and staff. 

  • Resolve Human Resources questions about benefits through Salesforce cases
  • Create and maintain staff and teacher files
  • Update teacher and staff personnel changes in HRIS and benefits systems
  • Prepare for new employee orientation trainings and onboarding
  • Prepare for new teacher arrival orientation
  • Process mail related to benefits and COBRA
  • Database reporting and audits
  • Coordinate job postings, candidate applications, schedule interviews and support the recruiting process
  • Help track HR department expenses
  • Support HR projects and initiatives

Hours: 30-40 hours/week during the summer with opportunity to continue into the fall semester on a part-time basis.

Office work location: Chapel Hill office and Durham venues for teacher orientations, remote work one day per week


Experience You Bring:

We are looking for an intern who is keen to learn about the international education arena and cultural exchange programs while gaining hands-on experience in Human Resources. For this position, we are looking for an intern who can start in May 2024. 

  • Pursuing or recently completed Bachelor's degree in Business, HR, Communication or related field preferred
  • Interest in the Human Resources profession
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills and Google applications
  • Work or volunteer experience in customer service 
  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and work in a strong team oriented environment

About You:

  • Passionate about learning and welcoming people from all over the world, learning about their culture and sharing your own culture and experiences.
  • An active listener and an effective communicator.
  • Flexible with your time and energy and willing to expand beyond the day-to-day expectations of your work. (And the company reciprocates with flexibility!)
  • Cameras on during most zoom meetings - we want to see your smile. 
  • Believe global education is for everyone!
  • Eager to work in an organized and efficient way to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong ability to prioritize, multitask, and follow directions in a face-paced environment. 

What You’ll Love About Us: 

Participate Learning is a B Corporation headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, that partners with K-12 schools and districts to provide cultural exchange teachers, global education, and language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin. As part of our B Corp commitment, one of the essential measures of the success of our business is the positive impact we make on our employees. Our work inspires everyone to be change agents, bringing more empathy and connection to the world.

Due to the nature of our work with teachers and schools, COVID-19 vaccine/booster is a requirement for new hires, however, the company will consider accommodations for disability and religious reasons.