Training and Development Intern

  • 17 Aug 2020 10:38 AM
    Message # 9169901

    The Fall 2020 Training and Development Intern will work with the Hunger Center’s Director of Training and Development to design, develop and implement fully virtual learning experiences that support the Hunger Center’s Emerson National Hunger Fellowship and the Leland International Hunger Fellowship. This role will involve the continued development of the anti-hunger, anti-poverty and food security curriculum with a racial equity lens to include a heavy focus on the fellows’ virtual learning experience.

    Training and Development Coordination

    • Schedule Zoom meetings and webinars for upcoming training sessions (Leland International Hunger Fellows’ Policy Training and Emerson National Hunger Fellows’ Mid-Field Retreat), send out calendar invitations with Zoom information, learning objectives and the speaker biography
    • Assist with coordinating logistics for trainings, such as communicating with speakers/trainers/consultants, sending/receiving facilitator and participant materials (PowerPoint presentations, handouts/worksheets and supplemental tools), uploading learning materials to the appropriate location such as Learning Pool, Box, etc.
    • Learning Management System (LMS)/Learning Experience Platform Administration/Social Learning Platform (Slack) Administration
    •  Support the administration of Learning Pool, the Hunger Center’s learning experience platform
    • Upload eLearning to the learning experience platform as well as Slack channel for microlearning
    • Support the moderation of the fellows’ Slack channel and eLearning courses on Learning Pool

    Instructional Design and Development

    • Apply rapid design, the ADDIE instructional systems design method and the adult learning theory along with other instructional design theories, best practices and methods
    • Support the creation of a syllabus and participant workbook/participant guide for the upcoming Fall trainings to include a variety of engaging learning content that is relevant to food security, anti-hunger, anti-poverty and racial equity
    • Supports the Director of Training and Development with a wide variety of projects such as training needs assessments, best practices in virtual training design and development, and liaises with internal stakeholders (program staff) and training vendors (external consultants, trainers and speakers who are Subject Matter Experts (SMEs))
    • Assists with the design and development of virtual learning, microlearning and eLearning by creating supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games, etc).
    • Create engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer
    • Work with subject matter experts (SMEs) and identify target audience’s training needs.

    What’s In It For You? (Your Professional Development)

    • Receive ongoing mentoring, coaching and professional development from the Director of Training and Development that supports your professional goals
    • Receive valuable training from the 27th Class Emerson National Hunger Fellows and 10th Class Leland International Hunger Fellows virtual training sessions
    • Complete October End Hunger in 30 Challenge to expand your knowledge pertaining to food security and anti-hunger
    • Develop your public speaking and communications skills by facilitating a staff brown bag discussion on a topic of your choice
    • Experience collaborating with teams and senior leaders, exposure to high impact, anti-organizations and stakeholders

    Desired Qualifications:

    The intern should be self-directed, high-performing, have strong interpersonal communications skills, the ability to effectively collaborate across programs and prior experience designing, developing and delivering or facilitating training or learning experiences, either virtually and/or in-person in an academic or professional setting.

    • The ideal intern is a College Junior or Senior or graduate student who is looking to gain real world experience in training and development.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Previous instructional design experience or coursework preferred.


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