Human Resources Intern

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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IPAS HR is a team of 11 colleagues (and 11 different nationalities) offering a 6 months full-time and hands-on paid internship. The Human Resources Intern is responsible for providing support in the area of recruitment & HR advisory services, and will be involved in both operational and strategic work. The HR intern will be entrusted with projects that s/he will be able to manage independently and will get a privileged exposure to global HR operations in a UN organization.

The HR intern works under the guidance of the IPAS HR Business Partner and in close collaboration with all team members within the IPAS HR team to support their work and ensure consistent service delivery.

We are looking for candidates from all around the world who are passionate about HR and able to relocate to Copenhagen (Denmark) to join our team.

Summary of Key Functions:

Project support
Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  1. Provides support to recruitment, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    Support to outreach efforts
    Assistance in longlisting and shortlisting
    Assistance with the administration of written assessments
    Administrative and logistical support to general recruitment processes
    Participation in interview panels and minutes taking

  2. Ensures efficient project support to IPAS HR Team, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    Research on competency-based interview questions
    Enhancement of an existing library of CBI questions
    Enhancement of existing templates used to communicate with candidates
    Update of the IPAS HR intranet page
    Contribution to other research projects

  3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing and contribution to product/process efficiency, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    Contributions to knowledge management projects;
    Provide suggestions for policy improvements;
    Support process efficiency initiatives;
    Provide input to the development and maintenance of corporate systems and tools.


A first level University Degree in HR, Psychology, Communications, Business, Industrial Engineering (for countries where this degree applies) or related careers.


Experience in an international environment, in HR, Communications and Change Management would be a strong asset.

Excellent English writing skills are required (native speaker preferred).

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and experience in handling of web-based systems is required.


Fluency in written and oral English required (at native speaker level).

Knowledge of second UN working language highly desirable.

This vacancy is archived.

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