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People Operations Intern

Job Details

Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
High School
$200.00 - $300.00 Commission
Human Resources



Kids in the Game sport and enrichment-based programs can be found in schools and communities across New York City, serving thousands of children every year. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities through sports and creative play. We inspire kids to embrace new experiences, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and build integrity. Our work is focused on achieving four ultimate impacts:

  • Enhancing emotional intelligence

  • Creating a positive sense of self

  • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub

  • Integrating our communities

We believe that what sets us apart is who we are and how we connect with people. We are a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact on the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day. To learn more about our programs and our team, visit


As a People Operations Intern, you will collaborate with our People & Culture Team and work closely with the People Operations Manager and Chief People Officer. Your responsibilities encompass a range of tasks related to employee onboarding, scheduling, and payroll administration. The People Operations Intern can expect to:

  • Act as a liaison during the onboarding process, maintaining confidentiality and fostering employee confidence.

  • Assist in payroll data entry and maintenance, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Communicate with department staff and part-time employees via email, text, and in-person meetings.

  • Support scheduling efforts by finding coverage for recess and after school programs and maintaining up-to-date information in our scheduling platform (Paycom).

  • Collaborate with the People Operations Manager to optimize staffing models and program placements for maximum efficiency.

  • Contribute to data collection and analysis efforts to inform staffing decisions and enhance program effectiveness.

  • Support the monthly reporting process, including tracking data for shifts worked and staff absences.


Our seasonal internships, spanning 12-16 weeks, offer immersive experiences where interns work 25-35 hours per week at our office location. We are currently hiring for the following seasons:

  • Summer 2024: May 13th - August 23rd

As part of our seasonal internship cohorts, you will have the opportunity to connect with other interns from all our departments to learn more about the organization and the business operations. You will be able to participate in cohort discussions to connect and network with the team throughout your internship.

Compensation: Internships are unpaid opportunities for first term Interns. However, there are potential opportunities to extend for a second term, paid internship. We can also offer class credit where applicable. 


Our ideal candidate is a proactive problem-solver with excellent communication and organization skills and a willingness to adapt to various tasks. You'll work both independently and collaboratively, embodying an entrepreneurial spirit to tackle challenges and promote growth within our organization. Regular communication with managers and participation in company-wide channels and meetings are essential for success.


At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment emphasizing teamwork, communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected and connected. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding new personalities to our team.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees. We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities.


Intern Expectations

Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Strong team player with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Proven problem-solving skills and a proactive, innovative mindset.

  • Excellent communication abilities, both verbal and written.

  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality and attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in office productivity tools and scheduling platforms.

  • Adaptability to fast-paced environments and changing priorities.

  • Passion for youth development and the organization's mission.