July 9, 2020
UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) welcomed its first instructional design intern this spring, opening the door for students to explore the career path and contribute to the creation of impactful courses.
Vandy Cook, a senior education sciences major in UF’s College of Education, applied for the position after hearing about it from her advisor. Supervised by CITT staff, Vandy completed 150 credited internship hours over 15 weeks. She developed professional skills by attending faculty consultations, assisting with course design, and participating on projects related to educational uses for augmented and virtual reality technologies. Vandy also gained relevant career skills by supporting a new faculty on-boarding project for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and an Urban and Regional Planning graduate course. Her perspective as a student greatly informed the course development process:
“Interning with the CITT opened my mind to all of the possibilities in the field of education,” Vandy said. “I valued being able to witness instructional designers, education technologists, studio staff, and faculty all contributing to courses and projects that students like me would benefit from.”
Interested in instructional design, education technology, or media production? Contact Assistant Director Shannon Dunn to learn more about the CITT’s internship opportunities.