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Human Resources Intern

Internship Responsibilities


Ripple Effect is seeking a highly-motivated Human Resources Intern (HR Intern) to provide support to the Corporate Administration, HR, and Recruiting Teams.

Position Overview

  • Duty Location: Rockville, MD – Ripple Effect Headquarters
  • Position Information: Temporary
  • Hourly Rate: $12-$15
  • Vacancy: One Opening
  • Security Level: A security clearance is not required to apply.  Applicants, once hired, may be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Travel Required: This position may require occasional local travel (Washington, D.C. area) for work-related meetings
  • Relocation Expenses: No relocation expenses may be authorized for this position


Ripple Effect is a government contractor providing professional consulting services in the areas of: Communications & OutreachProgram Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. For this position, we are looking for someone to perform various administrative tasks and support our HR Department and Recruiting Team. Ripple Effect is a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing is the norm. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team, check out the Future Rippler section of our website.

Job Description

Ripple Effect is looking for an individual with an interest in Human Resources and/or Administrative support to work on a range of projects related to HR administration, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, and employee payroll & benefits. The ideal candidate will be a Maryland college graduate with strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal). Because this individual will have access to personal information, discretion and confidentiality are a must. We are looking for someone who is comfortable learning new software and knows how to harness technology to accomplish project goals.

Specific Duties may include:

Human Resource Administration 

  • Update our internal databases with new employee information, including contact details and employment forms
  • Perform quality control check on data to confirm information is accurate and up-to-date in HR-related systems and documents
  • Gather payroll data (e.g., working hours, pay rate, leave requests, etc.)
  • Review and distribute company policies, in digital formats or hard copies, to new employees
  • Address employee queries about benefits
  • Maintain SharePoint sites by updating and adding data (e.g., curating documents, recording materials, and inputting new hire information)
  • Prepare HR-related reports, as needed
  • Other projects and duties, as assigned


  • Maintain SharePoint database of resources for recruiting team (e.g., position descriptions, interview questions, job posting boards, etc.)
  • Post, update, and remove job advertisements from job boards and careers pages
  • Maintain records of applicants in appropriate web-based systems
  • Directly communicate with applicants for the purpose of gathering paperwork and information for the hiring team
  • Collect information and feedback to properly document the process
  • Other projects and duties related to supporting the recruiting process, as assigned


  • Schedule and provide logistical information for project team activities (e.g., quarterly lunches, professional development seminars, recognition for birthdays/work anniversaries, etc.)
  • Edit and file electronic documents
  • Other projects and duties, as assigned

Skill Set Required


Basic Requirements

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, efficient, and extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Must be on-site at Ripple Headquarters during business hours

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field
  • Recent Maryland college graduate who meets the MTIP funding eligibility
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise and adept at problem-solving
  • Passion for their project and desire to learn new things
  • Experience with cloud software (i.e., SharePoint)

Internship Location

Rockville, MD


Semester: Spring (Feb - May), Winter (Jan)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 20 or more hours
Workdays: Monday - Friday
Pay: Yes, $12.00 - $15.00 / hour salary

Application Requirements

Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

Please apply per the link

Additional Information

Full job description per the link


2400 Research Boulevard, Suite 305
Rockville, Maryland 20850

About Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect provides professional consulting services focused exclusively in scientific research and health care spaces. We are an innovator in the areas of Communications & Outreach, Program Management & Policy and Research & Evaluation.