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Human Resources Internship

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute

People & HR
The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About the program:
WRI Europe Operations & HR Team: WRI’s Europe Office has a core Operations Team made up of colleagues working across, Operations, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Finance and Grants & Contracts. These colleagues provide Operations support across our European Offices: London, The Hague and a Programme Office in Bonn.

The WRI Europe HR and Operations team supports multiple aspects of each employee’s time at WRI, from hiring and induction to employee benefits and professional development, through development and application of global and local systems and policies.
Internship Highlight:
During this internship you will have the opportunity to contribute to our work on entry level talent pipelines at WRI Europe. You will take a key role in researching and creating recommendations for our future schemes such as: work experience, internships and traineeships.
During this internship you will also gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced, international HR environment supporting the HR colleagues.
What you will do:
In this role, you will support the HR team to investigate and benchmark entry level talent pipelines across our offices in The Hague and London.

Your internship supervisor will be Eleanor Good, HR Manager. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across our offices in Europe.

Focus Area #1 - Entry Level Talent Pipeline Project (70% time)
  • Research and benchmark opportunities to expand the current offerings within WRI Europe (for example, internships, traineeships and work experience opportunities)
  • Critically evaluate your research and create recommendations to present to the HR and Talent Acquisition Teams
Focus Area #2 - HR Team Support (30% time)
  • Administrative Support of new HR policies and processes
  • Support the Operations team adoption of new project management tool
  • Ad hoc support requests

What you will need:

  • Experience playing a key role in a research project or initiative
  • Experience communicating with diverse individuals
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Business Studies, Organisational Management or related field.
  • Interns at WRI Europe must be registered in a study program with a Dutch college or university for the full duration of the internship.
  • You are proficient in verbal and written English

Conditions of the internship:

  • This is a 6-month internship with a start date of September 16 2024.
  • This internship will be based at the WRI Europe office in the Hague with some flexibility to work from home.
  • This internship offers a reimbursement of 700 euros per month based on full-time working hours (32 hours per week).
How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 21 July 2024. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. You are encouraged to link to any relevant blogs, projects or other pieces of work that demonstrate your suitability for the internship.

About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.
The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.
Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.
Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team carefully reviews all applications.