NJEDA Human Resources Intern information

NJEDA Human Resources Intern information

RIPPAC Internship Guide - Summer 2021


 Name of Company / Association / Organization  New Jersey Economic Development Authority: Human Resources


Internship Coordinator


Coordinator’s Phone / Email  


Location of Main Office Trenton, NJ


# of Summer 2020 Interns Accepted


Where will the internship be done?


In the main office      

Remotely (student works from home)         

Combination of Remote & In-Office


Dates / Length of Summer Internship TBD

Required Hours/Week TBD


Is there some type of salary or stipend?   Yes

If so, how much?  $15-$16/hour


What is the application process?  (please include deadlines and other requirements.  Attach additional pages if needed

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Intern work areas:           Clerical                Research             Errands                Organizing   


Please explain the work that will be required of the intern: 


Assists the Human Resources Deparment with a variety of HR duties and functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Enters employee data into the HRIS system; offer letters, Caliper assessment results, change forms, PERS Enrollment, etc.
  • Organizes, uploads, and scans Year-End Reviews into HRIS system.
  • Tracks development items from year-end reviews.
  • Conducts audits on pre-hire documentation, job description evaluations/spreadsheets, Payroll, Workers Compensation files, Health & Vision enrollment forms and grade levels in GP and weekly reports.
  • Assists Human Resources Officer with pre-hire duties such as reference checks, interviews, background screenings, degree verifications, etc. Ensures all documentation is scanned properly into HRIS system.
  • Assures correct job description is attached to the employee in GP.
  • Coordinates HR offsite storage, retrieval, and destruction of boxes with the guidance of the Internal Process Management department.
  • Updates HR Webpages: including, but not limited to Career Portal, ADP, and Sharpoint.
  • Updates 2019 Holiday Calendar in timecard database, payroll calendar, etc...
  • Merges duplicate candidate profiles in applicant tracking system.
  • Researches charitable events for department participation, suggests themes for Employee Winter Retreat, and Take Your Child To Work Day events.
  • Promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative, and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff, and external customers.
  • Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.


Required Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work and develop spreadsheets
  • Must be able to enter data with exceptional accuracy
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Intuitive, takes initiative, and is creative
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficient in grammar, spelling and editing; and foster communications with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Ability to prioritize workload, must be highly organized, detail-oriented, handle various tasks simultaneously and work independently within limited time constrains with little or no supervision
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and deal effectively and diplomatically with business professionals and EDA staff
  • Demonstrates respectful behavior and promotes teamwork and communication to encourage an interactive, cooperative, collaborative and customer focused work environment among division, EDA staff and external customers. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new software packages


Required Qualifications


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Student in Bachelors degree program in Human Resources or Business Administration.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Will there be opportunities for the intern to observe:


Internal strategy sessions?            Legislative sessions?                   Committee hearings? 


Is the intern expected to work evenings and weekends?  If so, please explain. 




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