Monday, August 10, 2009

LISC: Human Resources Intern Needed

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest comprehensive community development support organization, seeks a graduate or undergraduate student for a flexible 20-25 hour/week internship during the 2009 academic year, in its national human resources department. The office is conveniently located between Penn Station and Times Square. A stipend is available, and applicants are encouraged to work with advisors to arrange college credit.

The intern will have responsibility for a range of duties related to diversity and inclusion work. The year-long position has a flexible work schedule of 20-25 hours per week; and is best suited to a graduate student, or college senior interested in non-profit management, human resources management, and/or organizational change management as a career goal.

The intern will need to possess excellent writing skills, be comfortable with and proficient with the uses of technology, be organized, willing to take initiative, and comfortable handling multiple and shifting priorities to have a successful experience.

The intern will:

-Help manage, expand and evaluate mentorship program
-Help research and design a leadership development program
-Manage and maintain the diversity and inclusion sections of the company’s external webpage and intranet site: including researching information and posting materials
-Compose, copy, and design communication pieces related to LISC’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts, including its diversity e-newsletter and mentoring program
-Assist with activities related to recruiting for diversity
-Identify and disseminate information related to diversity best practices
-Act as staff for Diversity & Inclusion committee meetings

The successful candidate:

-Will be able to work with minimal supervision
-Enjoys conducting research, compiling results, doing analysis, and making recommendations for action
-Pays attention to details, sees projects through to completion, and understands how to set priorities
-Has expertise with WORD, Publisher, Excel and other software programs

Information about LISC and its commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found at:;

To Apply: please send a cover letter and resume to


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