Human Resources Intern

Washington, D.C
Nov 18, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Full Time


CBO is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBOs Human Resources (HR) Office seeks a semester intern whose term could extend into the summer. The intern will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and work with a close-knit, five-person HR team. Responsibilities will be varied, providing the intern with experience in an array of HR functions
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The intern will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer and work with a close-knit, five-person HR team. Responsibilities will be varied, providing the intern with experience in an array of HR functions. The intern will take on substantive projects working with human resources information systems as well as compensation, federal benefits, recruitment and onboarding, or personnel records management.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Excepted service


Excepted service- consists of those civil service positions which are not in the competitive service or the Senior Executive Service.


Candidates should have a strong work ethic, be able to handle multiple tasks at once, and be able to finish projects under tight deadlines. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal discreetly with confidential information are required. Candidates should also be flexible and able to work well as a part of a team. Training or experience in human resources is desirable but not required.


See Qualifications above.



Candidates working toward a graduate degree in human resource management, industrial organizational psychology, business, or a related field are preferred. Undergraduate students in their senior year who are enrolled in a program in one of those fields will also be considered.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination. Those who aren't qualified will be informed and not considered further. Others will be referred to the hiring division for further consideration.

NOTE: To ensure consideration you must submit a complete application by November 24, 2020 at (not USAJobs). Although we may continue to accept applications beyond that date, we are only ensuring that those who submitted by the deadline above will be considered. Should the hiring division wish to review candidates who applied after that date, we will then process those applications to determine if they are qualified and should be forwarded for management review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, unofficial transcripts with a list of coursework for the fall semester, and contact information for two references at First-year graduate students must also submit unofficial undergraduate transcripts.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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