Human Resources Internship

People For the American Way (PFAW) is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights.

PFAW’s Human Resources Department focuses on performing administrative and recruitment tasks. The department actively recruits, screens, interviews and hires qualified candidates for open positions in the company. They perform tasks that deal with office logistics and develop training programs for new hires and existing employees. Among other things, they handle accurate and timely compensation and payroll, employee benefits, and employee relations in order to maintain fairness and promote communication within the organization.

This is a paid internship that reports to the Human Resources Director and is located in Washington, DC. The internship begins on September 24, 2019 and runs until December 6, 2019.


  • Develop an internship program for the spring
  • Handle recruitment; draft and post job listings for open positions
  • Exist as the liaison for the HR department and rest of the staff through open communication
  • Make spreadsheets for employee data and compensation
  • Create schedules and research training programs/workshops for new hires and existing employees
  • Assist the HR Director with administrative duties
  • Learn more about nonprofit administration
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficiency in using Excel spreadsheets and MS Office
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to be flexible in order to respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment
  • Commitment to progressive values and People For the American Way’s core mission

To apply:

Please attach an updated resume and cover letter to your application that includes your future availability in hours per week from September 24 to December 6, 2019. No phone calls please.

People For the American Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: $14.00 /hour