The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. We aspire to transform the nature and impact of international development and work to strengthen organizations and institutions through innovative approaches to organizational development, reform, and change. Kaizen is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students to join our dynamic team as Associates (interns) for Fall 2020. Associates are given the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to all aspects of Kaizen’s work and seamlessly integrate in our collegial culture. Kaizen Associates are important members of our teams with room to grow in an initiative-driven workspace.
This internship is best suited for human resources and business management undergraduate or graduate students interested in entering the field of international development, human resources, and/or general business management. The internship comes with a modest stipend. It is expected that the selected Associate will work a minimum of 20 hours per week in the fall, beginning on or about September 8th through mid- December. Associates will have the opportunity to work remotely, from any virtual location with reliable internet.
Gain practical understanding of human resources processes through participation in many aspects of Kaizens corporate strategy including staff care, gender and inclusion, and information technology development.
Assist with process improvement initiatives.
Update new hire documents and materials as needed.
Support Human Resources and Gender and Inclusion team in developing/ implementing projects and events for the wider Kaizen team.
Contribute to the research and development of best HR practices and industry issues.
Support corporate strategic objectives and participate in thematic working groups.
Provide administrative support for Kaizen’s HR Coordinator.
The ideal candidate:
- Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (required).
- Is an entrepreneurial self-starter, and works well without excessive supervision.
- Has previous professional experience, ideally working in Human Resources.
- Has strong attention to detail.
- Can prioritize and manage competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
If you are interested in this position and have most or all of the desired qualifications, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining key qualifications and availability, and the names and contact information for 3 references (professional and/or academic).
Here at The Kaizen Company, we find strength in our diversity. We are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential. We know that we can only do development differently if we are open to and inclusive of new and unique perspectives. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations to apply. Further, we urge parents and non-parents, married and unmarried, those from different or non-traditional educational backgrounds, and persons of all other diverse identities or experiences to apply. The Kaizen Company is an equal opportunity employer.
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