Metra Intern-Operations Training (Instructional Design) in Chicago, Illinois

Intern-Operations Training (Instructional Design)


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The Metra Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning. Metra assigns students to projects related to their academic/educational field of study, which complements classroom instruction. The knowledge gained contributes to career development, while the experience provides insight on the wide variety of jobs in the transportation industry.

The Intern will integrate classroom learning, mentoring and assigned projects to produce multi-media training materials that support Metra’s formal and informal learning.

To support the Mechanical/Engineering maintenance practices and under the direction of Metra’s Operations Training staff, the Intern will:

  • Develop new and update existing course presentations.

  • Produce digital training/job aids such as videos, pocket guides, posters and brochures.

  • Maintain a database used to track on-the-job training and employee qualifications.

  • Coordinate projects that support the professional development of the team’s technical training specialists.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


Educational Requirements

The Intern must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior in an undergraduate program or in a graduate program from an accredited institution. Preferred, but not required, areas of study are Marketing, Digital Communications, Training and Development or a related field. Computer experience should include knowledge and skill using Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Adobe Standard, video editing application (e.g., Adobe Premiere and audio editing application (e.g. Audacity) is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be 18 years or older; able to legally work in the United States; a student in good standing for each semester/quarter during their internship; and available to work between 12 and 20 hours per week for up to one year (optional: 40 hours per week during summer months).

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