Recruitment Sourcing Specialist (Paid 6 Months Internship)

Job description

Our company

Our mission is to defend human rights and democracy through building software that is essential for digital freedom and privacy protection for all Internet users.

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 26 million users. Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an Internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products such as ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and much more.

Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, San Francisco, and Taipei.


About the position

You have the opportunity to join a fast-growing tech company that has doubled its headcount over the past year. As an intern on our HR team, you will play a direct role in helping us to scale Proton even further. Your job will be to help us grow and improve our sourcing techniques and headhunting capabilities, both for our office in Vilnius and around the world. The Proton HR team consists of seven people in multiple countries, including Lithuania and Taiwan. By joining us, we will benefit from your enthusiasm and the impact of your work, and you will learn from our mentorship and the experience of working in one of the world’s largest privacy tech companies.


What you will do

  • Source potential candidates on LinkedIn and other social networks
  • Research creative sourcing techniques to find the top talent for Proton all around the world
  • Become a power user of our Application Tracking System
  • Collaborate with our worldwide recruiters to help organize interviews, send tests, and monitor the recruitment pipeline
  • Create and share reporting dashboards and recruitment KPIs
  • Help build and maintain a compensation database and talent pool
  • Contribute to improving our current sourcing practices

Job requirements

  • Fluent English language skills — including good writing capabilities
  • Rigorous and organized with a good eye for details
  • To be at ease with numbers, spreadsheets, and reports
  • A record of academic or extracurricular achievements
  • Interest in continuing your career in the recruitment field
  • A sense of curiosity and strong communication skills
  • Tech-savviness


Why should you join Proton?

Apart from a great and innovative HR team:

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.


ProtonMail uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.