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Instructional Design (ID) Intern

| Chicago
Send your résumé and a brief cover letter to content manager Janine Loechel ([email protected]). Describe why you are interested in this internship.
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BenchPrep, a leader in enterprise SaaS learner success solutions, is looking for interns to join the Instructional Design Team part-time for Summer 2018! This 10-week unpaid internship program will begin mid-June and continue through early August.

Who We Are
Based in Chicago, BenchPrep enables the world’s leading education, training, and assessment companies to build and deliver best-in-class online learning programs. The company’s innovative enterprise SaaS learner success solutions are disrupting the exam prep, continuing education, and certification and credentialing markets by providing an unmatched learning experience. Customers include ACT, Becker Professional Education, AAMC, CFA Institute, ProLiteracy, HR Certification Institute, Hobsons, McGraw-Hill Education, OnCourse Learning, GMAC, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. By leveraging the power of technology, data, UX expertise, and innovative instructional design, BenchPrep has helped to make learning more effective, efficient, and enjoyable for more than 3 million learners worldwide.

Instructional Design (ID) Internship Program

As an ID intern at BenchPrep, you will learn about instructional design, educational technology, and the philosophy BenchPrep applies to online learning. As an ID team member, you will gain familiarity with a variety of subjects and areas—including test prep, certification prep, college and career readiness materials, nutrition, real estate, and finance—for a variety of audiences. You will work alongside content managers and instructional design managers in transitioning course materials from print and other mediums to our platform to ensure learner success. In our fast-paced company, you will gain insight into working with various client types, including top-ten national publishers, major associations, and learning institutes. Ultimately, you will learn how to work in a thriving start-up culture!

Internship responsibilities include:

  • Assure quality of learning materials ingested into our platform, ensuring completeness and accuracy

  • Review and resolve user feedback submitted through our platform

  • Create documentation on procedures as requested

  • Analyze source materials for optimal representation and reorganization on our platform

  • Assist content managers and instructional design managers in creating courses

  • Assist with other tasks as assigned

For those interested, there is also an opportunity to learn and practice HTML and CSS basics. If you are interested in educational technology, this internship is for you!

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student

  • 20 hours per week of availability (schedules are flexible)

  • Majors: Education, Teaching, English, Communications; others majors are welcome to apply

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities

  • Interest in education and educational technology

  • Self-starter work ethic

  • Optional: HTML and CSS knowledge

Internship Benefits

  • Gain marketable skills in a fast-growing industry

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Paid lunch daily selected through Fooda

  • Quarterly foodie dinners, company outings, and after-hour game nights

How to Apply

Send your résumé and a brief cover letter to content manager Janine Loechel ([email protected]). Describe why you are interested in this internship.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • vue.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • ZohoCRM

Location

We are located in the Willis Tower, right in the heart of downtown Chicago.
233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

What are BenchPrep Perks + Benefits

BenchPrep Benefits Overview

BenchPrep provides a full suite and wide variety of benefits and perks. We offer an incredibly competitive medical plan and insurance benefits, while also fostering a culture that allows employees to have fun in the office. Do things like a ping-pong table, casual dress, fully-stocked kitchen, and regular Friday Happy Hour interest you? Scroll down to learn more about those items and see what else BenchPrep has to offer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Pre-tax dollars can be set aside for medical, dental, and vision ($2,650/yr) for employees or dependents with or w/o enrolling in our insurance program. Daycare & elder care allows for up to $5,000/yr
Disability Insurance
We offer employees Short Term Disability coverage at 60% of their weekly salary with a $1500 weekly max. Long Term = 60% of their monthly salary with a $10,000 monthly max.
Dental Benefits
BenchPrep offer 3 dental plans--all of which cover 100% of the cost of preventative care including cleanings twice a year and exams.
Vision Benefits
BenchPrep’s vision insurance plans provide annual eye exams for a $10 copay and a $130 allowance toward frames and/or contacts.
Health Insurance Benefits
BenchPrep’s health insurance plan with BCBS of IL has a low deductible and BenchPrep pays 90% of the monthly premium for employees AND their dependents.
Life Insurance
Up to 3x annual salary, $500k max of voluntary life insurance & accidental death & dismemberment insurance. Spouse & dependent children plans available too.
Onsite Gym
Employees have access to the Willis Tower's exclusive 35,000 sq. ft gym for $10/month.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
BenchPrep’s 401k retirement plan offers a a cost effective employee retirement plan. The plan offers Roth and Pre-tax Investment options.
401(K) Matching
BenchPrep contributes 3% of an employee’s annual base salary, regardless of how much the employee contributes, which is immediately vested.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
BenchPrep offers generous paid parental leave for new parents with at least 6 months of service, including a paid leave policy for foster parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
BenchPrep offers flexible work schedules as needed for employees.
Remote Work Program
BenchPrep offers Remote Work as an option for employees.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
BenchPrep’s offers 12 days off in year 1, increasing each year & going up to 24 days for employees of five years or longer. The office closes for major holidays and the entire week of Xmas-New Years
Paid Holidays
BenchPrep closes its office for all major holidays, including MLK day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas THROUGH New Years Day.
Paid Sick Days
BenchPrep employees receive 5 sick days per year in addition to their PTO.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
We've got 2 beers on tap regularly, and a refrigerator stocked with bottled brews and liquor as well that is frequently "tapped" into.
Casual Dress
BenchPrep does not have a formal dress code and encourages employees to wear whatever makes them comfortable.
Commuter Benefits
Transit and Parking benefits: Employees may elect up to $260/month for reimbursement on both mass transit & parking expenses for commuting to BenchPrep, including Metra, Ventra and parking facilities
Company Outings
BenchPrep has regular outings that include Cubs rooftops, boat trips on Lake Michigan, off-site happy hours, poker nights, game nights, foodie dinners, and a holiday party, among other events.
Free Daily Meals
We provide a $12.50 daily stipend for employees every day via Fooda (https://www.fooda.com/resources/case-study/how-tech-startup-benchprep-made-lunch-powerful-part-its-culture).
Stocked Kitchen
FULLY stocked! Beverages = Soda, Coffee, Tea, RedBull, Juice, Vitamin Water, etc. Food = if you can think of the snack, we probably have it or some variation. Employees will never go hungry here.
Happy Hours
We have a standing in-office happy hour that starts at 4:00 PM on Fridays, but never feel constrained to limit this into being a once a week occurrence.
Fitness Subsidies
Employees have access to the Willis Tower's exclusive 35,000 sq. ft gym for $10/month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Employees are provided an annual stipend to attend external training evens or conferences.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive salary, valuable stock options, and company sponsored 401(k) • Fun, meritocratic, mission driven, dynamic work culture • Commitment to fostering positive office culture (included, but not limited to, monthly company dinners, quarterly outings, an in-office ping pong table, cocktail hours, poker nights, etc.)

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