YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Human Resources Intern - Winter 2018

Human Resources Intern - Winter 2018

Job ID 
Education Initiatives - Safe N' Sound
Posted Date 
34 S Washington
# Positions 
Human Resources
Intern-Student Volunteer
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 
Hours vary

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be Part of Our Mission


The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 23 membership centers, five camps, early learning,  school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.


Job Summary:


The HR / Hiring Intern will gain hands on experience working in several key areas specific to employee sourcing, candidate recruitment, screening, on-boarding and training.  The experience will include promotion of job opportunities, candidate sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates, engaging in the hiring process and DCFS requirements, on-boarding and training of staff.  The intern will be assigned to a mixture of special projects and some core job function areas intended to build knowledge and capacity in the skills, systems, and procedures needed to sustain best practices in hiring and HR. 


Scope of Responsibilities:


Projects and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with Hiring Manager and Program Director on all elements of the Hiring process.
  • Assist in the implementation of position promotion.
  • Gain understanding and process for all required documents for hiring to include DCFS.
  • Planning and implementing a special project.
  • Gain understanding of processes and regulations related to DCFS.
  • Assist in the training of new employees.
  • Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site.
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities.
  • Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
  • Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
  • Support the YMCA’s mission and center operations as needed.



  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to learn and use new database systems and applications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Proven success working with others in a team setting.
  • Organized and posses the ability to multi-task in a face paced environment.