Human Resources Intern

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #192
Friday, May 7, 2021

Human Resources Intern 

Job Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain hands-on exposure to the inner workings of a small HR department within a mid-size research institute. The HR Intern will assist the HR department in handling administrative tasks, maintaining records and personnel files, preparing for recruitment needs, and planning employee events. Strong organizational skills and efficient work habits are qualities sought in an HR Intern. This is a part-time unpaid Internship. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assists with administration of employee data entry and fielding general questions.

  • Reviews and posts job descriptions and assists with the recruitment process.

  • Helps with reviewing and updating the Employee Handbook and Policy and Procedure Manual.

  • Assists with onboarding new employees.

  • Assists with maintenance of personnel files.

  • Assists with exit interviews and personnel file updates.

  • Attends HR and event planning meetings that may be required from time to time.

Leveling Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent is required. 


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their resume. 

About LJI

The Institute offers a warm, casual environment. At the Institute you will be working with helpful people of different backgrounds and experiences. The Institute hosts 24 world-renowned faculty and over 100 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21+ different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.


With over 20 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health.


LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA