Outstanding Human Resource (HR) Internships & Volunteer Positions

Make a Difference as You Gain Experience

ABOUT THE HR ROLE

We seek very high-achieving students and professionals to take a leadership role as Human Resource (HR) Interns or volunteers with a prestigious nonprofit. We have opportunities to focus on strategy, research, recruitment, interviewing, and/or onboarding as we grow our national team.

 

You will take on a professional role. This is NOT the typical internship where people run a copy machine, file papers, and fetch coffee. We want people who can perform at a professional level, and we empower them to do so.

 

GREAT EXPERIENCE; UNPAID

We provide a great opportunity to gain experience as you make a meaningful change in the world, but we only have unpaid positions.

 

CREDIT

Many colleges offer credit, and this program is eligible, subject to approval by your school.

 

ABOUT US

The New York Times called our nonprofit, ChangingThePresent.org, “an Amazon.com of the nonprofit world.” We help channel to leading nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year buying birthday, wedding, and holiday presents. We do this by making the experience of a donation, which you give in a friend’s name, feel like a rewarding present and a nice alternative to buying yet more unwanted merchandise.

Imagine the impact we can make together as more and more people adopt this type of meaningful giving! Each 1% of the money now spent on presents is $4.5 billion a year to make the world a better place.


A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
This is a great place to work. We have had interns and volunteers from all over the United States and more than eighty countries. The atmosphere is respectful, supportive, energetic, creative, and fun. We value brainstorming, initiative, sharing, and collaborating. The environment we want is like a laboratory, studio, seminar, or incubator.


​WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE

  • Make the greatest possible positive impact in the world.
  • Use your skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent.
  • Assume responsibility and take a leadership role.
  • Learn a tremendous amount.
  • Work with people from around the world and have a great time.
  • Enhance your resume with a record of achievement and community service.
  • Receive the rave recommendation you deserve.

 

WHO

We welcome outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, those on “dependent spouse” visas, such as H-4, and other professionals. We meet the requirements of OPT and CPT. We also accept international students and professionals. We also hire a small number of remarkable high school students.

 

WHEN

Full-time or part-time, weekdays, evenings, or weekends. We can accommodate your schedule.

 

WHERE: ENTIRELY VIRTUAL

We are based in New York City, but since the start of the pandemic, we have been 100% virtual. Work from wherever you like (our most distant intern was in Mongolia), wear what you want, and don’t waste time commuting.

MORE INFO

For an overview of our program, please see ChangingThePresent.org/join

See rave reviews by interns and volunteers at ChangingThePresent.org/pages/reviews

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

We are also recruiting for a wide range of positions, including roles that focus on:

  • various academic and professional interests, such as communications, public relations, social media, graphics, database, technology, Salesforce, research, finance, and marketing
  • every charitable cause (environment, cancer, education, mental health, animal welfare, veterans, etc.)
  • K-12 Education
  • communities, such as each city, country, ethnic group, and religious group
  • other markets, such as Greek Life, athletics, weddings, corporate gifts, small businesses, and professional associations
  • colleges and high schools nationwide, including the role of Community Engagement Interns (generally akin to campus reps) 

 

APPLY NOW
What are you waiting for? If you are an outstanding student or professional and want a great experience, please review our website. If you share our enthusiasm for making a difference, then email a resume, your Linkedin URL, and a short cover letter about your interest and availability to: join [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org

PLEASE SHARE 
Please spread the word about our internship and volunteer opportunities with friends, classmates, and others.

 

A FINAL WORD ON GETTING A GREAT INTERNSHIP OR JOB

Improve your chances when you apply for anything: jobs, internships, scholarships, and grad school.

Everyone will google you. The easiest and most effective way to ensure a great online reputation is by creating your profile page at ChangingThePresent.org/now

Let them see what makes you you. You will gain a distinct advantage when they see that more dimensional, likeable, impressive picture of who you are, when they see what you care about and what you are doing to make a difference, and when they recognize that your values align with theirs.