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Human Resources Intern

Human Resources/Recruiting Intern

IDS International is seeking an immediate part or full-time Human Resources/Recruiting Intern who is highly motivated and an energetic self-starter. This Intern will be assisting the team in multiple aspects such as coordinating interviews, conducting phone screen calls and reference checks, and maintaining employee records. This intern will also gain hands-on experience on the government contracting industry. This intern must have a positive and professional attitude, strong academic credentials and be able to take initiative on various projects. This paid internship is located at the IDS headquarters in Arlington, VA.


  • Support the business development recruitment process.
  • Manage job posts in Applicant Tracking System and externally to various career sites.
  • Assist in conducting recruitment efforts such as phone screening, reference checks, etc.
  • Perform filing, editing job postings, and other tasks.
  • Document all forms of contact with potential candidates by maintaining an organized database/pipeline.
  • Support the onboarding process, including gathering paperwork, creating and editing offer letters, and maintaining employee records.
  • May attend industry career fairs to gain insight on current talent.
  • Assist with other projects and other administrative duties as assigned.


  • In process of obtaining or has obtained a B.A./B.S. in Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Communications, or related degree.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff utilizing excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter, well-organized; able to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a recruiter is a plus.
  • Local candidates are highly preferred.

Why join for IDS?

IDS personnel have built a strong reputation for their unparalleled depth of multi-disciplinary expertise in the 3Ds - defense, development, and diplomacy. We maintain an extensive network of interagency and smart power experts who have recently served in complex operations environments.  Since 2006, IDS has helped develop multi-disciplinary solutions to government and private sector challenges. Our subject matter experts in civil-military operations, human terrain research and analysis, training and capacity building work closely with customers to create solutions that cross boundaries and reflect best practices. 

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