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HR Intern

Fort Collins, CO

Relocation expenses: Paid


Published on 3 Mar 2021

Expires on 3 Mar 2021

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HR Intern

HR Intern

  • Position Status: Internship
  • Stipend: $1,000
  • Work Hours: 10 hours per week
  • Schedule and Duration: March 2021 – June 2021 (specific schedule and duration of role flexible depending on candidate)
  • Reports to: Director of HR & Shared Services
  • Revision Date: February 2021

Scope of Position: United Way of Larimer County is now accepting applications for an HR intern. The HR intern will assist with administrative and HR-related tasks, as well as some special projects. This internship will provide valuable career experience while making a difference in the community.

Essential Internship Functions:

  • Assist with recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes.
  • Assist with HR audits.
  • Create HR templates.
  • Create and maintain electronic records.
  • File documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Support and maintain the organizations HRIS applications and modules.
  • Research and collect data for various HR initiatives.
  • Prepare materials for orientations and trainings.
  • Develop surveys.
  • Develop and monitor internal reports & tracking systems.
  • Schedule meetings as requested.
  • Assists or prepare correspondence as requested.
  • Make photocopies; mail, scan and email documents; and perform other clerical functions.
  • Additional projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field and/or equivalent experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytic and strategic thinking.
  • Dynamic, energetic and driven personality.
  • Strong leadership skills with an aptitude for resourcefulness.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, as well as solid interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and in a flexible environment.
  • Capability to prioritize and manage a multitude of tasks.
  • A self-starter who takes initiative.
  • Basic knowledge of HR procedures, flow and hiring.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Potential Experience/Opportunities to Gain:

  • Gain hands-on HR experience.
  • Meet and network with businesses and non-profits in Larimer County.
  • Work independently and with the freedom to be creative.
  • Practice and gain new interpersonal skills.
  • Improve clerical and administrative skills.
  • Learn about non-profit management.
  • Add experience with a reputable leader in the nonprofit community on a national level to your resume.

Work Environment:

  • The job is typically performed indoors in a traditional office setting. Activities include extended periods of sitting while working at a computer and occasional fast-paced operations and events.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to use computers and look at monitors for up to 8 hours per day.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, reach, and bend at the waist.
  • Ability to sit or stand for up to 10 hours per day.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers and have good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminals and copiers/printers.
  • Ability to hear, seem and speak within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
  • Ability to communicate orally with volunteers, customers, vendors, management, and other co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate professionally via email, phone, text, and social media channels.
  • Ability to understand and utilize management reports, memos, and other documents to conduct business. Good reasoning ability is important.
  • Exertion of up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally may be required.


  • Reliable transportation (preferred), valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement is provided to interns.
  • Less than five percent of travel may be expected for this position. Travel occurs along the Colorado Front Range (i.e. Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, Denver Metro Counties, etc.).

EEO Statement:

United Way of Larimer County provides equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, status as an officer or enlisted members of the military forces, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, marriage to a co-worker, hairstyle historically associated with race, or any other protected characteristic applicable under federal, state, and local laws.

At-Will Employment:

Internship with United Way of Larimer County is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or United Way of Larimer County at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, United Way of Larimer County will continue your internship for any set period of time.

Additional Duties:

Please note that this internship description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from United Way of Larimer County.