About Shedd

Staff Training Internship

To be considered for this internship opportunity, please send your complete internship application packet to:

John G. Shedd Aquarium
Internship Program
c/o Volunteer Services
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Application deadline for summer 2013 is April 15.

Internship Department:  Staff Training Department

Objective: To develop an understanding of organizational training in a not-for-profit setting and gain experience with interactive online course modules through Adobe Captivate.
 
Responsibilities:
• Assist in the creation of a professional e-learning interactive online course system through Adobe Captivate.

• Explore and research potential training topics and activities to further develop Shedd's staff and volunteers.

• Assist with course preparations, executions and evaluations in conjunction with the training calendar. 

• The intern would report any updates and suggestions during the weekly departmental meeting. Assist with additional projects and tasks as needed.

Final Product(s): Creation of an e-learning interactive coursework that will be used for training purposes throughout the aquarium or other projects as determined. Have an understanding of staff training in a not-for-profit institution.
 
Qualifications: A desirable candidate must be able to multitask, work well with teams and independently. Good communication, time-management and presentation skills are preferred. A desired candidate would have the ability to "think outside the box," be a self-starter and have an interest in aquariums and zoos.

Proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Access. Experience with Adobe Captivate is a plus! Should be able to transport materials including CPR mannequins and walk long distances. Professional work ethic and demeanor is imperative.
 
Minimum GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4-point scale
 
Desired year in school: Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
 
Compensation: Unpaid. Interns must make arrangements with their schools to gain academic credit for this internship. Shedd Aquarium is happy to provide any work documentation necessary for this process.

Desired Majors: Training and development, organizational development, human resources, or related fields.

Time Commitment: Three to four days a week; 15 to 25 hours weekly (set schedule will be determined based on intern availability).

Learning Potential: Experience with the creation and execution of e-learning coursework. Exposure to a variety of training and organization behavior topics/information. Experience with organizing and updating a training calendar and coursework. Connections to other Shedd staff and interns through formal and informal trainings as well as mentorship opportunities.

To Apply: Print and complete the application packet available on our website. A list of required application documents is on the website.

If you have questions regarding this internship or our program, please e-mail us at internship@sheddaquarium.org.

Application Deadline: Summer 2013—April 15, or until the internship is filled.

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