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Human Resources--Training Internship

Organization: Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Brookfield, Illinois, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is currently accepting applications for our College Experiential Learning Opportunities (CELO) program.

Please visit the following site for specific details on applying and contact with any other questions you may have: (

Chicago Zoological Society is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/D

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves.

Title Human Resources, Training and Development Intern (unpaid)

Learning Objectives

This position contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by

developing and enhancing human capital and capacity through on-the-job

experiential learning and support of the training function and to stimulate interest in

a career in the field of training and development in a non-profit, cultural, or

zoological organization.


The training and development intern will work alongside the training team to

design, develop, and evaluate training programs, learn and perform administrative

functions, and conduct research for the future implementation of a Learning

Management System (LMS).

1. Assist in the development of Zoo University courses (instructor-led and eLearning), curriculum, and materials that incorporate input from subject matter

experts and utilize adult learning theory and sound instructional design principles


2. Assist with Zoo University training administration including, coordinating and

administering registrations, communications, and training records (25%)

3. Assist in researching action steps for the future implantation of a Learning

Management System (LMS) (20%)

4. Assist in updating current educational materials and e-Learning courses to align

with Zoo University learning goals. (5%)

5. Other related duties as assigned (5%)


• Minimum two years of college with 2.5/4.0 overall GPA, majoring in Training

and Development or Organizational Development or other directly related


• Minimum 18 years of age.

• Good interpersonal, communication (oral and written), organizational skills,

ability to multi-task and work independently.

• Working knowledge of e-Learning development tools such as Articulate and

Captivate preferred.

• Passion for and commitment to conservation, environmental sustainability


• Commitment to making a positive impact through the development of people.

• Experience and/or ability working and interacting effectively with a diverse,

multicultural audience.

Additional Information

This internship assignment description summarizes the primarily learning

experiences and functions involved, but should not be considered a complete

listing of every type of project or work experience the incumbent may be called

upon to perform.