Federal Volunteer Service / Internship in the HR Department (Recruiting)

Intern / Student, Full-time · Berlin Office

Role Summary

Would you like to work in the HR department and gain valuable experience in recruiting for an international non-profit organisation? Do you want to learn how to assess hiring needs, create job descriptions, source, screen and interview candidates? If you are keen on supporting our growing organisation and helping our HR team to recruit the best talents to advance our 50by40 mission, then a Federal Voluntary Service or Internship in our HR team in Berlin is a great opportunity for you.

Job Details

Reports to: Senior HR Manager
Department: HR team
Location: Berlin, Germany (remote option for internships is also possible)
Duration: Voluntary internships 3 months, Compulsory internships up to 6 months, BFD 6-18 months

  • Helping with the creation of job descriptions based on the current hiring needs.

  • Posting job advertisements on various job boards and maintaining employment websites.

  • Assisting the Senior HR Managers in screening applications, scheduling interviews, preparing the interview documents and participating in the interviews within our international recruiting.

  • Ensuring that our communication with candidates is timely, professional and inclusive.

  • Coordinating and communicating with hiring managers from a variety of teams and departments.

  • Researching the best ways of attracting diverse talents to join our organisation.

  • Working on projects to improve processes and ensuring the best candidates’ experience.

  • Assisting the team in creating reports and presentations.

  • Processing and answering employee queries.

  • Maintaining and updating of employee data in Personio and our internal database.

  • Possibility of conducting the job interviews independently (after the necessary training).

  • Various administrative tasks connected with, but not limited to the field of recruiting.

  • Supporting other fields of HR (depending on your interests and current team needs).

  • Ideally, student or graduate of psychology, sociology, management, organisational studies or similar subjects, preferably with a focus on human resources.

  • You have strong communication skills in English as well as the necessary discretion to work with personnel data.

  • You can work independently and have an eye for detail

  • You have strong analytical skills and see the opportunities for improving the processes and streamlining the workflows

  • You identify with the goals of ProVeg.

  • You live in Berlin or would be happy to move to Berlin for your federal volunteer service

  • German language skills are advantageous, but not essential

Benefits of working with us
  • The opportunity to develop your own skills, acquire new competencies and gain valuable experience

  • We are a workplace that encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are an inclusive workplace for our diverse employees around the world.

  • Freedom to contribute your own ideas

  • Flexibility in the structuring of employment relationships 

  • Continuous support and individual encouragement by a superior

  • Become part of a great team and work with us on a world where everyone chooses tasty and healthy food that is good for all people, animals and our planet.

Advantages of a BFD

  • Receipt of a monthly allowance

  • Benefits through an exclusive volunteer pass, including a discount on the BVG ticket and discounts on admission to museums, cinemas and much more

  • Extensive further training opportunities in the form of seminar participation (daily and weekly seminars), which can be selected according to personal interests

  • Guarantee of social security and accident insurance

  • Continued support and individual encouragement from the supervisor

  • The opportunity to develop one's own skills, gain new competencies and gain valuable experience.

  • Become not only part of a great team but also part of a movement that drives decisive social change!

Deadline: Open until filled
Start: Ideally, Q1 2023
Further information

Our application procedure

If you apply, please submit your application documents (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) using the application form only. Please also answer the applicant's questions.

The following steps include:

  • A first HR interview

  • Carrying out an online-based sample task

  • Optional internal office trial day, which consists of solving a set of tasks that would be specific for future work with us. Depending on the location, this day can take place in our office or can be done from home. In this way, we want to get to know you and your way of working even better, but also give you the opportunity to get a picture of your future work.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement
ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

About us
ProVeg International is a food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. We work with decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less reliant on animal agriculture and more sustainable for all humans, animals, and our planet. We have offices in nine countries across four continents and are active around the world. ProVeg has a permanent observer status with the UNFCCC, special consultative status with ECOSOC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.

At ProVeg, we aim to be impactful, pragmatic, and solution-oriented, empowering our stakeholders to identify opportunities and transform challenges into solutions. We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence and seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our activities. We evaluate our programs to ensure maximum impact and efficiency towards reaching our goals.

ProVeg fosters a work culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are impact-driven, pragmatic and professional. Your problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

We strive to maximise our long-term impact in order to achieve our mission of reducing the global consumption of animals by 50% by 2040. Our work is informed by the principles of effective altruism – using limited resources to do the most good.

Your application
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