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eLearning Development Intern (Paid)


Organization Summary:


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 75-year history, a budget of approximately $58 million per year and over 100 staff. For several decades the organization has received the vast majority of its funding from the federal government and has developed a widely-recognized expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.


Internship Summary:


The eLearning Development Intern supports the LIRS headquarters program staff in the design and development of Captivate eLearning courses.  S/he will work closely with the Training Development Specialist (TDS) to create eLearning products for the agency’s new Learning Management System (LMS). These courses will be used to train refugee resettlement network staff in 45 sites across the country. The Intern will collaborate with the TDS to develop a Captivate course and assist in the development of additional learning aids for headquarters staff as needed. Due to the nature of the work, prospective interns must be available for occasional in-person meetings at the national headquarters in downtown Baltimore. This is a great opportunity to develop new artifacts for your ISD career portfolio. 


Internship duration: for the fall semester starting in early to mid-September: 150 hours during one academic semester - roughly half-time hours; hourly rate: $10.00. Send resumes to: Hannah Cann



Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Support the TDS in coordinating the design and development of eLearning courses.
  • Work directly with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to complete course storyboards.
  • Support the TDS in ensuring SME understanding of adult learning principles.
  • Develop several new courses using Captivate 8.
  • Other instructional design and assessment tasks as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Completed the first course of the IST track – course 681.
  • Demonstrated experience with Captivate and training/workshop delivery.
  • Access to Adobe Captivate 8 and related technology to work independently offsite preferred.
  • Familiarity with instructional technology, design methodologies, learning theories, and learning assessment strategies.
  • Deep commitment to adult learning principles and ability to model those values in interaction with learners and course design.
  • Willingness to work with SME’s to develop understanding of relevant program services and network learning/training needs.
  • Ability to work remotely with occasional in-person meetings in Baltimore.
  • Team player with customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiasm for new programs or start-up projects.
  • Appreciation and respect for a faith based organization, Lutheran beliefs and values, and sensitivities.