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Human Resources Intern

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*Fall applications will be available in April. Spring and Winter applications will be available in August.

Time commitment: 12-16 weeks. 10 hours per week.


The New England Aquarium is currently seeking a Human Resources Intern to assist with the daily operations of the Human Resources Department. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter looking to gain experience in the Human Resources, Non-Profit Administration, or related field.

This position will report to the Human Resources Coordinator and will take on other projects from HR staff as assigned. 

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Assists with recruitment efforts including reference checking, reporting, and posting jobs
  • Assists with training efforts including preparing materials and tracking
  • Administrative duties such as filing, creation of employee and benefits folders, and assembly of benefits packages
  • Assists with staff appreciation events
  • Provide support for staff benefits events
  • Assists with Affirmative Action reporting in SpeedEEO system
  • Audit benefit carrier invoices
  • Audit compliance paperwork in benefits folders (i.e. HIRD, health and retirement waivers)
  • Maintain files, photocopies, completes data entry and manages data within UltiPro, HR/Payroll system
  • Conduct job description inventory
  • Provides exceptional and engaging customer service in all interactions
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Requires minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate study
  • Interest in the fields of human resources and non-profit administration
  • A commitment to strict confidentiality
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented; strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities; ability to work independently as well as on a team; flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Customer service experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Experience with database systems a plus

Organizational Description:

The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement and education, commitment to marine animal conservation, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for a vital and vibrant ocean.


Departmental Description:

The Human Resources Department supports New England Aquarium's mission by attracting and retaining highly skilled staff, providing professional, knowledgeable and timely HR support and services to staff members, and partnering with management to develop solutions to HR issues and challenges. The Human Resources Department serves as a source of information and expertise in workforce planning, compensation, benefits and services, occupational health and safety, and employer relations.

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