Human Resources Intern
Job Details
Participate Learning - Chapel Hill, NC
Human Resources Intern

Who We Are

Participate Learning is a B Corporation located in Chapel Hill, NC, that partners with K-12 schools and districts to provide cultural exchange teachers, global education support services, and language immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin. We offer purpose-driven work in a collaborative environment, a flexible and open culture, and encourage employees to pursue their professional and personal passions. 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.


Love What You Do and Why You Do It! 

Participate Learning uses business as a force for good to connect teachers and students through global education programs. We are currently recruiting candidates searching for inspiring, fulfilling work who want to join us on our mission to unite our world through global education.


Who You Are

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 the fall of 2022 on a part-time basis in the fall and spring and then preferably work full time over the summer. 


Position Summary 

The HR Intern will be responsible for assisting the HR team with projects including, but not limited to staff onboarding, documentation, recruiting, payroll 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. 


Hours: 10-20 hours/week in spring and fall and 30-40 hours/week during the summer

Hybrid work location: start in person in the Chapel Hill office, work mostly virtually during the school year - coming in occasionally as needed and then in-person and virtual work over the summer

Essential Functions 

  • 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


Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements

  • 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

  • Pursuing or recently completed Bachelor's degree in Business, HR, Communication or related field preferred

  • Interest in the Human Resources profession


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