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Somerville Public Schools

SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3863932
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 29, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately


Job Description

Job Goal: 

The Human Resources Department is searching for a talented HR Intern to be part of their team.


The HR intern would be offered an opportunity to work across various HR functions which will provide an understanding of how these functions affect other school departments and city hall, the impact to current employees, new employees, potential hires and most importantly our students.


The right candidate would be someone with strong attention to detail, who loves working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and truly enjoys working with people.



  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality                                                   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Must be well organized and have a high attention to detail
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and complete responsibilities in a timely fashion
  • Excellent time management skills and ability
  • Must be able to confidently reorganize priorities as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite


Responsibilities but not limited to: 

  • Maintain a deep level of confidentiality
  • Creating, disseminating and managing school ID badges for Somerville Public School employees

Provide Support in the following:

  • Onboarding – support new hires by being the point of contact for their onboarding process and relaying information to individual school departments as needed.
  • Collecting proper I-9 documentation for new hires and provides documentation to HR Staff in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring onboarding documents are complete and submitted to the appropriate individuals
  • Uploading and entering in documents and information into various database including our HRIS System
  • Maintaining the district wide student intern database
  • Maintaining physical employee files and electronic employee files in our HRIS System


Other duties as assigned


Terms of Employment:

September – June

Up to 19 hours per week


July – August

Up to 35 hours per week


Position Reports to:     The Director and Assistant Director of Human Resources



\The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.


  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Support Staff > Accounting/Bookkeeping
    Support Staff > Administrative Assistant
    Support Staff > Computer Support
    Support Staff > Receptionist
    Support Staff > Secretary
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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