Human Resources Intern


Internship Summary

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our Human Resources Team as a part-time intern in the Summer of 2023. The Human Resources Intern will support a variety of research priorities and projects for WRA’s Human Resources Team, as well as participate in job interviews and team meetings. Reporting to the Human Resources Associate, this internship is an excellent opportunity to learn and grow while working with other human resources, administrative and conservation professionals.

About Western Resource Advocates

WRA fights climate change and its impacts to sustain the environment, economy, and people of the West. We respect the different needs of diverse people and partner with them to develop a shared vision for progress—one that advances communities while protecting biodiversity.

Our team of policy experts, scientists, economists, and attorneys has a 30-year history of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decisionmakers accountable. This on the ground work with policymakers and other advocates advances clean energy, protects air, land, water, and wildlife—and sustains the lives and livelihoods of the West.


This position can work remotely within our seven state region, from one of offices, or a hybrid of the two. WRA has offices in Boulder, CO; Carson City, NV; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; and Santa Fe, NM. WRA’s region includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Provide support for tasks involved in the hiring and recruiting process.
  • Initiate various research projects related to our recruitment relationships and employee engagement.
  • Write memos or reports on varied subjects.
  • Support HR staff on other projects and tasks as the need arises and in coordination with supervisor.


  • Excellent communicator, written and verbal.
  • Strong research and analytic skills.
  • Motivated to take ownership of projects and demonstrate follow‐through to complete tasks.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Commitment to WRA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Principles.

Physical Requirements

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Interns are paid at $17.29 per hour. This is a part-time internship with an expectation to work up to 20-25 hours a week. WRA regularly works with students to help them obtain school credit for their internships. Since this is a temporary internship position, interns are not eligible for any benefits, including, but not limited to: vacation and sick leave; health, vision, and dental insurance; life, short-, and long-term disability insurance; and the 401(k) retirement plan. WRA is happy to loan interns a laptop for the duration of their internship.


The internship will take place during the summer of 2023. While the specific dates of this internship are flexible, the start date will be around Wednesday, June 21, 2023 and it will run through approximately Friday, August 18, 2023.

Deadline To Apply: Sunday, May 21, 2023

Diversity and inclusion are a critical component of our business strategy, mission and vision. We welcome candidates from an array of backgrounds and experiences to join our team. Learn more about our commitment here.

Western Resource Advocates is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

Apply To Be WRA’s Human Resources Intern through our portal on ADP.

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