To be clear, the internship isn't like most others. We initially created this internship for a quid pro quo way to build the foundation assets. It has evolved into a teaching program for graduate students and others interested in entering the field of instructional design. Since most students of instructional design lack experience, they face two significant challenges: learning is theoretical, so retention and understanding suffer. Students learn in a random pattern, while what we do in instructional design is mostly sequential. Students lack a clear understanding of process. We teach process and encourage interns to study visual layout and cognitive learning theory. A master's degree in instructional design or any other field is not required for this internship, though employment is easier when you have both experience and the graduate degree. Ultimately, employers like education, but they hire experience; they want proof that you can do what needs doing. As interns complete learning on instructional design, they also develop content. There are process documents for every phase of design/development. Ideally, interns should be able to give five hours a week to the program, and that time should be spread over the week (teachers, does this sound familiar?). The most visible gain interns demonstrate is confidence in their ability to apply instructional design. This makes a difference in the job interview. If you respond to this opportunity, you will be sent an intern agreement to read and mark your agreement to.
To support a better world with better citizens by fostering learning competence, emotional intelligence, and networked intelligence. KeelWorks especially wishes to bring greater participation to the economically disadvantaged across the globe. We measure success by progress in competency (not grades). We build nurture hope for dreams by building competence.
We are a charitable non-profit virtual foundation. Founded in 2009, we've worked with over 300 graduate students and past students helping them bridge the gap from education to gainful employment while helping KeelWorks build a structure for people needing change. Our goal is to be the equalizer, bringing those on the outside looking in to the inside. Our goal is to end poverty across the world, one life change at a time. Our special approach involves grouping people for mutual support, teaching core competencies, and supporting goals with objective progress metrics and team accountability, We hope to build a structure for change that can be replicated hundreds and thousands of times. We don't give participants fish, but hope to teach them to fish for themselves.
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
August 12, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 16
Five hours a week, consistently, spread out through the week, rather than in lump payment at one sitting.
Comfort with near daily team communication - just minutes at a time. Motivation to learn and the energy to make things happen when others are not engaging.