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OSMRE - Instructional Design Specialist


Individual Placement/Internships

Job Location

District of Columbia, District of Columbia

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Position Type


OSMRE – Instructional Design Specialist


Term of positions is 52 weeks; full-time 40 hrs/wk


Washington, DC

Living Allowance:


AmeriCorps Award:

Position is eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon successful completion of the program. Value of education award is $6,495 (pre-tax).

Start Date:

06/05/2023 (tentative)

Application Due Date:


Title of Position

Instructional Design Specialist



Position Details

Stewards Individual Placements (SIP) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health. SIP, in partnership with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), seeks one intern to play an essential role in expanding the online course catalog for the agency’s National Technical Training Program (NTTP) this Spring.


The Instructional Design Specialist will be serving as an AmeriCorps Intern to assist with the editing and development of online courses, a need that was fully recognized in response to the issues that COVID-19 and subsequent travel restrictions by Federal, State, and Tribal entities. Initially, NTTP’s course offerings were only offered in-person. These projects will aid in fulfilling the needs of communities in OSMRE-covered States and Tribes. While some courses require in-person offerings, NTTP has identified a number of courses that could be offered online. The Instructional Design Specialist will work to set up and develop courses for the Fiscal Year 2022. These courses focus on the implementation of SMCRA and environmental issues including aquatic biology, hydrology, engineering, and botany, as well as other mining-related issues (i.e. permit approval, bond release, reclamation and enforcement).


Upon completion of this Spring internship, the Instructional Design Specialist will have accomplished the redesign of an existing in-person course into an online delivery format. Additionally, the Intern will assist with the creation of a facilitator guide and participant guide for the course. The work performed by the Intern will increase the technical skills and professionalism of Federal, State, and Tribal personnel while also developing the Intern’s knowledge of training development and the subject matter that the course covers.


Position Responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing course materials and speaking with course managers and/or subject matter experts
  • Identifying the online course format that will be used
  • Researching and determining the best Instructional Design Models
  • Identifying interaction for knowledge checks
  • Choosing the right educational technology
  • Identifying structure for testing, revising, and evaluating
  • Creating a Facilitator’s and Participant’s Guide for a course

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skills in content design, development, analysis, and evaluation
  • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply!



  • Living Allowance: $465/week at 40hrs/week (pre-tax)
  • Professional Development funds
  • Successful completion of this term will award the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award of $6,495.
  • Experience with a Federal government agency
  • Place Federal student loans on Forbearance during time in service
  • Federal student loan interest accrual payoff by AmeriCorps
  • Professional Development including: job shadows, conferences, site visits, and learning Articulate and/or Adobe Captivate          



For More Information 

Contact JM Aurednik – Stewards Program Coordinator 



Stewards Individual Placements does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

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