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Human Resources Intern

JOB SYNOPSIS: The HR Intern will work for 10 weeks during the summer, assisting with a variety of HR tasks including orientation, children’s orientation and re-entry conferences, archiving personnel files and administrative HR work.

MCC is a people-sending organization that provides opportunities for people to live and serve in the name of Christ. During summer months, Human Resources (HR) leads conferences to orient or welcome back workers, including providing programming for children of families serving with MCC. Most, but not all, of the conferences are on MCC’s campus* in Akron, PA. The intern assists with these summer conferences: 

In addition to the development and worker care conferences above, this position will support the ongoing work of the Human Resources department through project support in areas of recordkeeping, compliance, recruitment, and other areas as assigned. 



Specific Tasks and Duties:

The intern will work with the HR department to assist in a variety of tasks associated with these conferences as well as ongoing HR projects.

Tasks may include:

  • Orientation preparation: Help prepare resources for orientation and Children’s orientation, including making photocopies, assembling folders, gathering supplies, assisting with logistics and data entry. 
  • Children’s Orientation: There is a separate program for children of families moving into MCC assignments in new cultures and contexts. The intern will work with the Children’s Orientation Coordinator to support this program, assisting with and driving for activities such as field trips, lessons related to cross cultural adjustment, crafts, games, etc.
  • Hospitality: Welcome orientation participants, informal interactions between sessions]  building relationships and letting staff know of any concerns they should be aware of.
  • During Sessions: Possibly help facilitate small group and debriefing exercises, opportunity to lead a devotional or team building activities, depending on individual’s skills and experience. For hybrid/virtual participants, this can include helping manage Zoom functions (break out rooms, interpretation tools, responding to participant questions and needs, etc.)
  • After conferences: Assist with follow-up and clean up after conferences, compile evaluations.
  • Personnel Files/Recordkeeping: Work with HR staff to archive personnel files for former staff members. This requires processing each physical and/or electronic file to select the information that is scanned to records for permanent retention and securely destroying the rest of the file. This task requires a high degree of confidentiality. Additional projects include auditing additional records and benefits information. 
  • Recruitment support: Attend HR recruitment team meetings to help brainstorm creative ideas to promote MCC opportunities. Assist with logistical/administrative tasks and networking to prepare for upcoming recruitment engagements. 
  • Other duties as assigned on a temporary basis 


Supervision: This position does not directly supervise any positions.


Travel expectations: Travel up to 5% locally. Position includes occasional evening and weekend work and occasional long days. 


Physical Activity/Demands: 


  • Occasionallyascending or descending stairs/ladders or the like. 
  • Occasionally remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Constantly moving about to accomplish tasks or move from one worksite to another. 
  • Occasionally light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. 
  • Occasionally repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. 
  • Occasionally operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment. 
  • Constantly assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work assigned.


Environment Conditions – exposed to:

  • Occasionally high temperatures
  • Occasionally outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
  • Occasionally noisy environments.





Organizational values and culture: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply. 



  • Strong collaboration, teamwork and relational skills with adults, youth and children
  • Demonstrated interest in and curiosity about understanding cross-cultural service, intercultural competency, anti-oppression work and Christian service. 
  • Openness to learning about MCC while authentically communicating the beliefs and values of MCC in relating to participants. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality related to various Human Resources tasks. 
  • Interest in and ability to work with children in transition between cultures with age-appropriate learning and play activities. 
  • Interest in learning about organizational HR.
  • Ability to obtain PA child abuse clearances.
  • Driver's License required. Age 21 or older for driving/rental vehicle requirements. 


Employment eligibility: Legally eligible to work in the U.S. MCC offers of employment are subject to a successful criminal background check(s). 



  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or French a plus.
  • Bachelors or Associates degree in progress in Education, Childhood Development, Psychology or Human Resources. Priority for candidates completing an internship for academic credit. 


Anti-oppression commitment: MCC expects all staff to actively participate in an organization culture that focuses on dismantling any barriers based on race, economic inequality or gender-based oppression. This includes an expectation to assess and address any barriers within themselves, within their team(s), and within MCC

Safeguarding commitment: All MCC Staff are expected to work collaboratively to create and maintain an organizational culture that prevents and responds to situations of abuse of power (sexual harassment, child abuse, racism, exploitation, and fraud among other situations).

This job description is designed to be a thorough list of the employee’s responsibilities. It may not be an exhaustive list of duties, particularly for short-term duties that may arise. This Job Description will be reviewed and updated at least annually to ensure recurring and routine duties are included in this job description. 

this is a cool opportunity, but by putting it as a task requirement, there will need to be clear expectations around requirements and paid time. For example if this is a task and is during meal time, then the meal is paid and not a break, yeah? This is not the same for hourly orientees attending so let's be careful with this equity. 


Suggestion: "Ability to obtain PA child abuse clearances" . 

I think that's specifically what we need and we wouldn't need someone to already have this, just be able to obtain it, correct?

I am not clear which listed tasks require this. Does the intern need to drive children on the field trips? If so please specify in tasks. Are there other options that we could move this to preferred?