Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

HR Intern

Terms of Reference

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been Great Place to Work-Certified™.

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

We are proud to build careers in public policy and social impact.

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale​
  • We actively promote leadership by initiative​
  • We celebrate talent and ambition​
  • You will be surrounded by smart ambitious people who will challenge you and help you grow​
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations​
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW​
  • You will get above-market remuneration​
  • We provide a safe space for all​
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation offered HR Intern

Reporting to Sr Admin and HR Officer

Location Virtual; Additionally, once a week in person in the New Delhi office


CEEW seeks to hire an intern in the Human Resource department, for the primary purpose of supporting the Sr Admin and HR Officer in the recruitment function. Additionally, he or she, will be responsible for 1-2 talent, engagement or development projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Attract and Recruit the Right Talent (80% of the role-holder’s time will be spent on this)

  • Support Sr Admin and HR Officer to strengthen the recruitment process by exploring techniques in AI, machine-learning, analytics to widen the candidate pool, reduce the selection time and find the best-fit candidate for the role.
  • Drive candidate tele-screening for entry level roles across Research and Outreach teams.
  • Coordinate and schedule interviews for shortlisted candidates across levels.
  • Widen the recruitment reach through digital means and social media, creative, cohesive and consistent messaging and innovative hiring channels.
  • Update candidate repository and create a “smart” database that can be easily accessible across stakeholder groups.
  • Support in the transition of the recruitment process onto the Zoho platform.
  • Re-ignite the campus connect initiative by partnering with champions to engage and conduct placements; Create and design a signature CEEW umbrella program across campuses.

HR Project Support (20% of the role-holder’s time will be spend on this)

  • Run the employee engagement initiative starting from identifying the right partner, frequency and ways to move from engagement to action at a team-wise level.
  • Design and implement an annual wellness calendar.
  • Any other project assigned by Sr Admin & HR officer or Head - HR.

Selection Criteria

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Psychology or English.
  • Strong track record of project assistance, communication finesse and delivery of outputs.


  • Interest and passion about human resources as a field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Acumen in using MS office application suite.
  • Ability to manage schedules and timelines while keeping the overall mandate and outcome in mind.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to be able to build trusting relationships with colleagues, managers and stakeholders.


  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to understand the big picture and translate it into concrete, achievable goals.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate within the HR and Operations team.
  • Mindset to work in project-mode owning schedules, timelines and quality of deliverables.
  • Striving for rigour and value-add in work outcomes.
  • Ability to think creatively and apply both practical and ‘big-idea’ innovations at work.
  • A sense of humour.

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their cover letter and resume to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application – HR - Intern’ by 30 June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.