Instructional Design Intern for the Graduate School of Education

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Position Type
Schedule Shift
10 am to 5 pm
Hours Per Week
As needed
Administrative/Office Support
FLSA Status


The Instructional Design Intern will work directly with the Instructional Designers at the Graduate School of Education to support and deliver on projects, playing a pivotal role in their success. The intern will experience hands-on what it is like to create, design, and evaluate courses, curriculum, and content. An extensive degree of creativity and self-motivation is expected. The Instructional Design Intern will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with the Graduate School of Education Instructional Designer. Each intern will also work closely with the Assistant Director of Instructional Design, prior to beginning the internship, to identify their individual goals to accomplish. The Online Education team provides an internship experience that promotes growth with higher education experience by assigning interns specific projects will be assigned based on these goals. This is a limited term position.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Effective communication working with members of the Instructional Design team
  • Assisting to design and develop engaging, innovative, and effective online course materials with clear strategies and tactics to achieve desired learning outcomes.
  • Assist Instructional Designers in their workshops.
  • Review and revise existing learning content in our Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Collaborate with the Instructional Design team to create interactive online course content.
  • Staying abreast of emerging instructional technologies and evolving standards in educational practice and design.
  • Designing activities and professional development opportunities that support instruction.
  • Providing feedback for both online and on-campus course components.
  • Using graphic design technologies to enhance the appearance of online courses
  • Integrating multimedia approaches to course design and deliverables
  • Performing other job-related duties, as assigned.


Education/ Experience

  • Master of Arts required.
  • BS/BA required; must be currently enrolled or recently graduated from MA or MEd in Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Learning Science (Andragogy), or related field from an accredited university or equivalent experience in the field of training and development, education, or communications.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Demonstrated high level of determination and creativity
  • Ability to work independently—a self-starter
  • Proactive and solutions-oriented mentality
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning strategies to promote active learning, evidence-based practices, critical thinking, and the use of technology to enhance student success
  • Demonstrated ability in developing learning outcomes, instructional activities, and assessments
  • Reliable, dependable and detail-oriented, with strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Great customer service skills
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; strong editing abilities
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Ability to define and manage his/her own work processes towards specified team objectives
  • Demonstrated experience communicating effectively with project teams.
  • Preferred candidates for this role should possess experience working in the field of Education and Special Education.
  • Extensive knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and pedagogies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical methods for learners with diverse abilities and backgrounds, specifically Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Demonstrated comfort with technology in education.
  • Able to conduct one-on-one and group training of faculty
  • Adept at developing text, video or audio training materials to assist faculty with learning new tools and strategies
  • Able to assist faculty in developing videos and graphically attractive material
  • Demonstrated skill developing and implementing training and support for faculty, staff, and/or students
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of informational technology
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred)
  • Proficiency with video editing tools and procedures
  • Ability to become proficient on the in-house database
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated expertise with e-learning software and content development tools as well as ability to build effective training content (e.g. Adobe Captivate & Premiere)
  • Familiarity with new media and new technology solutions for higher education
  • Experience with a variety of operating systems (OSX, Windows, & Mobile) and video recording tools.Required Technology Proficiencies
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Captivate, Premiere, & Photoshop)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps and Education tools, educational video production tools (e.g., YuJa), and cloud computing (e.g., Box)


  • Travel to various locations where TCUS facilities are located, as needed.

Maximum Salary

USD $30.00/Hr.

Minimum Salary

USD $24.00/Hr.


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