Instructional Design Internship

Fall 2017 Instructional Design Intern

The Florida Aquarium is searching for an Instructional Design Intern that will be responsible for updating and creating online learning programs that support the overall strategy of the organization in order to facilitate employees’ skills, performance, productivity and quality of work under the direction of the Manager of Instructional Technology.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Work closely with assigned mentor to update, design and develop eLearning content
  • Monitors online training programs, assesses results, and suggests enhancements as needed
  • Gain experience with creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games)
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts and identifies target audience’s training needs
  • Applies tested instructional design theories, practice and methods process
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders

All Florida Aquarium interns are required to present a project at the end of the internship.  

  • Very strong people skills
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Instructional Design and course development
  • Strong computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Learning Management Systems and authoring tools (i.e Articulate Storyline)
  • Required proficiency in all Microsoft Suite software applications
  • Knowledge of Adult Learning theories, ADDIE and Instructional Design Principles
  • Ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Instructional Design, Education, Graphic Design, Communications or related field of study
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75

Details of Internship
  • This internship is a temporary position anticipated to last approximately three months.  At a minimum, the intern should be able to commit to work 10 hours per week between October 2017 and December 2017. (10-12 weeks)
  • This internship is unpaid and relocation assistance is not available.
  • All work will be performed at The Florida Aquarium located in Tampa, FL. No remote work available.
Application Procedures
  • To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your career plans, your resume,  link to portfolio or e-learning project (if possible), list of completed relevant coursework and transcript noting GPA to Alice Pauquette, Manager of Instructional Technology at