France: International Recruitment Internship – Paris (Headquarters)

Closing date:

Internship | 6 months | from June 2022 (flexible start date)


Since 1993, the international solidarity association ACTED has been responding to the humanitarian needs of populations in crisis situations and acting to ensure respect for their dignity. ACTED’s approach goes beyond emergency response, with a commitment to sustainable development and community access to livelihoods.

ACTED is committed to responding to emergencies, developing resilience in the face of crisis situations, co-constructing effective governance, and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

We work on the last mile of humanitarian action: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and meet the basic needs of populations in the most difficult to access areas. ACTED develops and implements programs for the most vulnerable populations who suffer from violence, conflict, natural disasters or endemic poverty. ACTED’s teams, made up of 400 international staff and 5,900 national staff, implement more than 500 projects per year with 20 million beneficiaries in 38 countries.

ACTED France (HQ)

ACTED’s headquarters moved to Paris in 2000 with the aim of coordinating the organization’s interventions on a global scale. Today the head office is made up of around 100 people in the HR, Finance, Programmes, Audit, Security, Logistics & Systems and Communication departments. These departments support ACTED’s 38 missions, comprising around 400 expatriates and more than 5,900 national employees. The headquarters also acts as a focal point for ACTED’s Management, namely the Managing Director, the Development Director and the fifteen members of the Board of Directors.

Main role and responsibilities

Mission :

Within a team of young and dynamic recruiters of 4 people, the HR recruitment trainee takes charge of broad missions of the recruitment process. He/she reports to the head of the Recruitment division and he/she is in contact with the members of the recruitment division, the HR team and the ‘top managers’ of the head office and of all the countries of intervention. ‘ACTED.

Job description:

The recruitment intern will take charge of the following missions:

  • Receipt of recruitment needs
  • Publication of advertisements on national & international, generalist & specialized sites (even social networks)
  • Reception and selection of the most relevant applications (70% English-speaking profiles)
  • Telephone pre-selection and first individual HR interviews via Skype in English (70% of profiles) and in French
  • Organization of technical tests
  • Organization of second interviews for senior recruiters and field and HQ managers
  • Candidate relationship management
  • Daily update of tracking tools
  • Participation in school forums
  • Other transversal tasks related to the HR department

Qualifications and skills required

  • Generalist or HR training
  • Available 6 months full-time (no work-study or work-study program)
  • A first experience in HR would be a plus
  • At least fluent level of English (70% of the position is in English)
  • Rigorous, ability to listen and make decisions
  • Strong team spirit and dynamism
  • Flexibility and ability to manage an emergency-generating environment


  • Monthly compensation of 850€
  • Restaurant vouchers
  • 50% of transport tickets covered (Pass Navigo)
  • Compulsory internship agreement
  • End-of-studies internship ideally, or gap year
  • No work-study or alternating internship

How to apply

Send your application (CV and cover letter) to Ref: RII/HQ

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