Fred Hollows Foundation – Intern – People & Organizational Development.

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  • Help us end avoidable blindness
  • Do you want to do work that really matters?
  • International Development Organization

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world.   We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however we recognize that we cannot do this alone. 

Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest growing international NGOs in healthcare. 

It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination.  We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone, so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

About the Position

The People & Organizational Development Intern will be exposed to a real industry experience from the academic learning gained in school. This internship is a six months’ program aiming to give entry level candidates work experience, personal and professional development through on-job mentorship and coaching.

Specific responsibilities include:   

  • Maintain employee records ensuring supporting documents are saved in employee hard and soft files. 
  • Working with the People & Organizational Development Advisor prepare staff documents for HR Audits
  • Update our SharePoint employee induction tracker and follow up on employee documents.
  • Assist People & Organizational Advisor in onboarding new employees and off boarding exit employees.
  • Follow up with line manager on coordination of new hire local induction
  • In tandem with POD Advisor, follow up with new and ongoing staff on completion of mandatory e-courses.
  • Assist in following up on medical reimbursement and medical cards for new employees.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by your line manager.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Any professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Previous internship experience in a similar role is desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral             
  • Demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness to identify and solve issues proactively


Include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose.

Alternatively, if you would like further information, please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at Applications sent to this address will not be considered.

Closing Date10th May 2022

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19




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