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HR Intern

City of Decatur

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Human Resources Intern


Decatur, GA, US

TodayRequisition ID: 1430





Department: Human Resources
Reports to: HR Generalist 
Location: City of Decatur- City Hall, HR Office
Work Hours: Work hours will vary between normal business hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  Flexible scheduling is available.     


Purpose of Work:

The City of Decatur’s Human Resources Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with city staff on high priority projects as well as day-to-day human resources tasks. The HR Intern will report directly to the HR Specialist and assist with recruitment and training related projects, in addition to working closely with the HR Director and Payroll & Benefits Coordinator on other specialized assignments. This is a unique opportunity to learn human resources principles and see them applied in a high performing organization. Over the 9-week period, the Internship will cover all functional areas of human resources that support the department’s goals and objectives.
Major Responsibilities: 
Throughout the program, the Intern will work on a variety of projects.  Some possible duties and work assignments are listed below:
Research and Analysis:

  • Research and report on various HR topics.
  • Create monthly reports to analyze turnover cost, time to fill, cost per hire, etc.



  • Schedule and coordinate training & development classes.
  • Help provide content for training classes.



  • Assist with recruitment strategies and events for employment.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts: screening and scheduling applicants, coordinating schedules, participating in interview panels
  • Collect data and compile recruitment reports.
  • Assist with staff information and orientation sessions as needed.
  • Assist with the on-boarding of new hires.



  • Assist with Open Enrollment: Conducting audits, planning and assisting employees with open enrollment



  • Update HR section of the employee intranet site ensuring current and relevant information.
  • Create new content for various HR initiatives.


  • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Physical Requirements: 
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a strong attention to detail.  Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of computer technology, including programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.  Ability to work independently and as a team.  Highly motivated and flexible with a positive attitude.  Must possess exceptional organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and analytical/problem solving skills.  Takes initiative, seeks new assignments, and requests to learn more about HR functions.


Must currently be pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or other related field and have an interest in pursuing a career in human resources.
Equal Opportunity Employer


The City of Decatur is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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