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Internship: Instructional Design

GOAL: Help design and build online adult learning platform and courses for CPF programs

About Captain Planet Foundation:

For almost 30 years, the Captain Planet Foundation has developed and provided project-based environmental learning strategies that bring education to life. Our comprehensive programming supports educators who are looking to: 1) Take learning outside;  2) Connect youth to their local environment; and 3) Empower students to become active agents of change.

Project Description:

As part of the organization’s growth and scaling strategy, we are making select elements of our professional learning offerings available online to educators. This entails building the infrastructure, processes, and course content. Captain Planet Foundation is actively seeking a summer intern with knowledge in instructional design, e-learning, and/ or adult learning to help with this undertaking. This project will entail:

  • Working with the project manager to help design and build the platform structure and processes
  • Working with program managers to design course structure and content, including activities and evaluation, to be delivered online
  • Working with graphics and production team to design and develop interactive elements for courses


  • Experience and/ or knowledge of principles of adult learning, e-learning, or instructional design
  • Tech savvy
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Creative and critical thinker
  • Ability to self-manage and think independently
  • Passionate about engaging and empowering kids to be positive agents of change

Skills You’ll Develop:

  • E-learning and adult learning design & development
  • Project management
  • Education-oriented design
  • Teamwork

    *please send resume and cover letter to Courtney Kimmel –

*Approximately 10-20 hours a week. All internships are unpaid. We are looking for motivated Interns and volunteer positions who are able to handle multiple tasks.