HR Student Assistant

  • Student internship
  • Human Resources
  • Part time
  • Published: 2021-08-26
  • published till: 2021-10-15
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Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fairtrade offers producers a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their everyday shopping.
Fairtrade International is the international non-profit, multi stakeholder body that is responsible for the strategic direction of Fairtrade, sets Fairtrade standards and supports producers.

Objective / Purpose

The Student Assistant will provide administrative support to the HR unit. Besides assisting with the daily operational tasks, the position holder will support the implementation and maintenance of a new Time & Attendance System.


Major Areas of Responsibility
  • Support the implementation of a new Time & Attendance System
  • Perform general office assistance (word processing, filing, mailing, copying)
  • Process changes to employee records and keep personnel files up to date
  • Support creating and maintaining the HR database
  • Support the transition to a digital HR office
  • Cooperate with other units, functions, organisations and public authorities on related topics
  • Provide quality customer service to all staff members
  • Substitute team members and undertake other tasks that are consistent with the level and responsibilities of this post


Level of Education

Must be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor's/Master’s degree program focused on Human Resource Management or Business Administration with main focus HR
Job Specific Competencies and Personal Qualities
  • Reliable, diligent and service oriented working attitude
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Very good organizational and coordination skills
  • Comfortable working with numbers, data analysis and repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively
  • Good communication skills and facility in cross-cultural communication
  • Languages: fluency in German and English is essential
  • Good command of MS Office Suite (esp. Excel and PowerPoint) and digital competence
  • Passion for Human Resources
  • Motivation for Fairtrade


  • This is a one-year position within Fairtrade International.
  • Weekly working hours: 15 to 20
  • Location is at Fairtrade International offices in Bonn, Germany.
  • The office language is English.
  • Salary as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Wholesale and Foreign Trade Industries for North Rhine Westphalia and Fairtrade International Company Agreement on wages and salaries Group II


  • Please consult for more information on Fairtrade International and the Fairtrade system
  • We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close this advertisement at any time.
Please note that Fairtrade International is strict on compliance with the required qualification criteria mentioned above, and only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.