As the central agent for online learning at UCF, the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) transforms lives by making a high-quality UCF education available to anyone, anywhere, anytime through the innovative use of technology.
CDL ensures that UCF faculty are kept current on the latest advancements in educational technology for their online and mixed-mode courses. We collaborate with internal and external partners to investigate, design, deliver, assess, and support online learning through faculty development, course production, and research, which are all aligned with institutional goals.
The CDL internship program is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to learn about the department and various aspects and responsibilities of the CDL. Interns would join one of two teams: Instructional Design or Instructional Development.
- Performs assigned tasks in different functional areas to learn about the multiple responsibilities of instructional designers and developers in higher education
- Conducts research with assigned mentor
- Makes course recommendations and suggestions after course review
- Contributes to the department goals and identifies solutions for improvement
- Identifies and communicates potential issues related to assigned work
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
- Ability to produce quality work while completing delegated responsibilities and tasks
- Ability to effectively engage in group work
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
- Superior time management and organizational skills
- Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Explore Available Teams
Internship positions are available on both our Instructional Design and Instructional Development teams. Information about each team and available internships can be found below.
Internships with the Instructional Development Team
In the Instructional Development track, the intern would work closely with the iDev team as they collaborate with subject matter experts to produce web-based training-related resources, build websites, and create other support materials. Please view our Instructional Development page for more information about the core functions of this team.
Instructional Development Contact Person: Jonathan PizzoApply for Internship
Internships with the Instructional Design Team
In the Instructional Design track, the intern would work closely with IDs and faculty members, with the overall goal of promoting the quality of online instruction at UCF. Opportunities to engage in professional development, research, shadowing, and faculty consultations are expected. Please view our Instructional Design Services page for more information about the core functions of this team.
Instructional Design Contact Person: Dr. Charlene HuApply for Internship
Internships with the Personalized Adaptive Learning Team
In the Instructional Design Personalized Adaptive Learning track, the intern would work closely with the Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) IDs and faculty members to design and develop learning materials using adaptive learning systems. Opportunities to engage in course development, professional development, research, shadowing, and faculty consultations are expected. Please view our Personalized Learning Services page for more information about the core functions of this team.
Instructional Design Contact Person: Dr. Baiyun ChenApply for Internship