20-020 | HR Intern

Job description


LOCATION: Rotterdam, the Netherlands 

TERM:  Six months 

INTENSITY: 32 - 40 hours per week

ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 26th, 2023

COMPENSATION: 500 Euros per month - gross

Are you looking to jump-start your career in Human Resources? Would you like to make a positive impact and be part of an organization that is dedicated to build a more resilient world? If so, The Global Center on Adaptation is looking for you!

About us

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working as a solutions broker to catalyze action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future.

GCA is a fast growing organization with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen, and regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars: Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.

We are excited to offer an HR internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate intern interested in attaining practical experience in the field of HR. As an HR intern, you'll actively engage in diverse Recruitment and HR administrative tasks, gaining valuable all-round HR experience and contributing to GCA's overall success. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to participate in various HR projects to contribute to the HR department’s impact and overall employee engagement.

Job requirements

Your mission

  • Help post vacancies, screen resumes and schedule interviews, gaining exposure to the recruitment process.
  • Participate in interviews, gaining valuable insights into candidate evaluation.
  • Support the onboarding of new staff to understand the complexities of hiring staff globally.
  • Learn how to create and manage employee files, contracts and other relevant documents while ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Learn to maintain organized and up-to-date reports and dashboards.
  • Assist and support in HR Projects such as salary benchmark and the implementation of HR tools.

Your profile

  • You’re recently graduated in or currently studying Human Resources, Business administration or a related field.
  • You have a strong interest in HR and a desire to learn about various HR topics.
  • Since you will be working within HR, you need to be able to handle sensitive information with professionalism and discretion. Accuracy and a strong attention to details are vital.
  • You bring a positive attitude, are adaptable and proactive
  • You're fluent in English
  • You're looking for a 6 - month (or longer) internship.
  • You're based in the Netherlands 


Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before September 26, 2023. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam. Please note that only candidates with a valid work permit in the Netherlands will be considered for this internship.


The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.


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