Human Resources Internship – Summer/Fall 2018

Meridian International Center is a non-profit organization that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas, and the arts.  Established in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Meridian offers a wide array of outreach, exchange, and arts programs.  We promote dialogue among people of all ages about global issues, connect professionals from different countries and enrich the cultural perspectives of audiences across the United States and abroad.  For more information, please visit:


  • Preparing orientation packages and participating in orientation process
  • Creating New Employee files
  • Researching and helping to implement best practices for in-house HRIS; entering data as appropriate
  • Hands-on experience in payroll processing/record keeping
  • Using vendor connections to update personnel records as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree focused on Human Resources, HR Management, Organizational Development or similar
  • Knowledge of general office procedures
  • Preference for interest in global issues and international affairs and experience working with diverse cultures and languages
  • Strong organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate effectively with a team
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows based applications including Microsoft Word and Excel is mandatory


  • We are looking for an intern that will commit to at least 10-25 hours per week


  • This internship is unpaid. Meridian does provide up to $10.00 per day transportation stipend.

Experience Outcome:

This internship is a great opportunity to work in a dynamic environment on an historically significant campus and to learn HR best practices and innovation. The Meridian staff is a diverse group of people who have lived, worked and studied all around the world. Additionally, you will have access

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to noting "2018 HR Internship" in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.