Dare Mighty Things
New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.
Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
The Human Resources Leadership and Organizational Development (L&OD) team is a “Center of Excellence” that is responsible for the consultation, design, development, and implementation of learning and development programs and initiatives, in support of leaders, organizations, and teams lab-wide.
If you are looking for a role that will allow you to put into practice innovative learning solutions that improve performance, driving organizational outcomes, and engaging the modern learner—we want to talk to you!
As part of the Human Resources L&OD team, you would assist in the training needs analysis, design, development, and delivery of leadership development curriculums and programs. The ideal HR instructional designer intern has a background in Learning, Talent Development, Organizational Development or Organizational Psychology, and understands how to design and implement learning and leadership development programs that support an institution’s organizational priorities and values. You understand the importance of effective creation and implementation of curriculum development that drive the business strategic goals for the respective learning audience. As the HR instructional designer intern, you are always interested in the whole picture of the organization, and know to ask the right questions in the interest of providing clarity for your audience.
In your role, you might be asked to:
- Assist in the creation and implementation of the training needs analysis, design, development, and delivery of leadership development curriculums and program
- Collaborate with internal HR partners, subject-matter experts (SMEs) and others to translate business needs into learning specifications
- Support project management of the design and implementation of leadership development curriculums and programs
- Assess the effectiveness and business impact of learning solutions through evaluation techniques
- Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations to internal customers
- Participate in meetings with clients inside or outside vendors of the HR directorate, and take detailed notes
- Must be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited local college or university pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate in Learning, Talent Development, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, or other major related to work assignment
- Must be available to work a minimum of 8 hours per week, with a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic school year
- Must be available to work during the summer full-time (40 hours per week)
- Must have at least 1 semester or quarter remaining to complete degree
- Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent
- General knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Human Resources
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas, adult learning theories, and results to diverse audiences
- Effectively handles confidential information with professionalism, discretion, and diplomacy
- Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills
- Working knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and Instructional Design Methodologies
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, and major eLearning development software including Articulate, Captivate, Adobe Creative Suite, and leading live WebEx classes
- Experience implementing and administrating synchronous and asynchronous learning solutions
- Impeccable time management, and a self-starter who can work independently but also take direction when needed
- Experience working collaboratively and successfully with many teams
- Strong organization, planning, and project management skills
JPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status or any other characteristic or condition protected by Federal, state or local law.
In addition, JPL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federal facility. Due to rules imposed by NASA, JPL will not accept applications from citizens of designated countries or those born in a designated country unless they are Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S or have other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). The Designated Countries List is available here.