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People Strategy Intern

DATES: June 8- August 31, 2022 
COMPENSATION: $18.00/hour

MassChallenge is the global network for innovators who are working to solve massive challenges. We connect startups, experts, corporations, and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies. No equity and not-for-profit, we provide startups with the access and resources they need to succeed - from free office space to mentoring, workshops and global network access. We operate globally with offices in Boston, Providence, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Lausanne, Jerusalem, and Mexico City.  
If you are a college student or post-graduate with a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, we want to meet you! MassChallenge internships are summer-long engagements that support all facets of business. We offer a flexible schedule, hands-on, real-world work experience, and a creative environment to learn and grow. Our interns are self-directed individuals who are comfortable taking direction from team members, ask for help when they need it, and take the initiative to learn the current startup landscape. 
This summer, MassChallenge is looking for a People Strategy Intern to join our People Strategy (Human Resources) team. You will report to our People Strategy Director, Tierra Lyons, and have the opportunity to work closely with the rest of our small team as well as other colleagues across the organization. In this role you will learn about and contribute to all aspects of human resources including team operations, hiring and onboarding, employee engagement, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, and more. We are looking for a utility player to support many areas of the team. The work will be hands-on, rewarding and fun. If you’re passionate about people, want to be exposed to startups, and are eager to learn about human resources then this is the role for you!   

What You'll Do

Improve the operations of the People Strategy team.   
  • Review current workflows, recommend how to improve them with our project management and collaboration tool Asana, and implement your recommendations.  
  • Help manage our People Strategy HelpScout inbox 
  • Clean up the People Strategy folders on our company SharePoint to ensure ease of access to important employee resources and information.  

Contribute to our inclusive hiring and inclusive onboarding efforts.  
  • Serve as the project manager as we update team overview content for new employee onboarding.  
  • Research colleges and universities with entrepreneurship programs that can be future hiring sources for MassChallenge.  
  • Schedule interviews and onboarding sessions as needed
  • Help to role out MC University trainings 

Contribute to our inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility work.  
  • Contribute to our DEI work with our consultant Hummingbird Humanity 
  • Help to implement Hummingbird recommendations and best practices 
  • Help the People Strategy team get a head start on future projects as time allows.  
  • Research and make recommendations for creating an employee referral program.  
  • Create a template for welcoming new hires to MassChallenge on our social media like LinkedIn.  
  • Research and recommend ways to collect candidate feedback on our hiring process.  

Who You Are  
  • You are detail-oriented and organized. 
  • You can meet deadlines and produce quality work. This means you are willing to put in the effort to get the job done right, not done right now. 
  • You are a quick learner who listens and asks good questions. 
  • You have the confidence to share your ideas, participate in business conversations, and take (or give) constructive criticism. 
  • You have a positive disposition, ability to play well with others and find the humor in chaos. 
  • You have strong customer service skills. 
Who We Are
At MassChallenge we:
  • Help entrepreneurs build the next generation of transformational businesses by connecting them with the resources, partnerships, and communities that help them launch, grow, and scale their startups
  • Help our partners build, grow, and evolve their corporate innovation practices
  • Leverage the power of entrepreneurship to strengthen global innovation ecosystems

Why You Should Join Us
We believe working at MassChallenge is fulfilling because of the mission, challenging because of the pace and work, and rewarding because you get to build to the next step in your career here. When you join MassChallenge you join an incredible team and network of innovators and entrepreneurs, you take ownership over significant and strategically important projects, you focus on impact and output, and you help strengthen the global innovation ecosystem.
Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
MassChallenge is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. 
Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will MassChallenge discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.