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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
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)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
BenchPrep has regular outings that include Cubs Rooftops, Boat Outings, and a holiday party, among other events.
Daily Meals Provided
We provide a 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
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidy
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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