JOB TITLE: Accessible Technology Intern
The Adler School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1952, is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America. The School provides graduate education in psychology and health service delivery with campuses in the heart of downtown Chicago and downtown Vancouver. Program offerings include an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and five Master’s Degree programs at its Chicago location and a Master of Arts in Counseling at its Vancouver location. The Adler School is committed to continuing the pioneering work of its namesake, Alfred Adler. As part of that commitment, the School graduates socially responsible practitioners, engages in communities, and advances social justice.
The Adler School is a value-centered and growing institution that is seeking Accessible Technology Intern to join Adler Online. The Accessible Technology Intern will focus on creating accessible resources and materials for online and blended courses at the Adler School. The Accessible Technology Intern is an unpaid position but includes trainings in accessibility paid for by the Adler School of Professional Psychology. At the conclusion of the internship, the Accessible Technology Intern will be provided with paid registration to a local conference as selected by Adler Online.
Time Frame: 3 - 6 months, length to be determined at the time the position starts.
Work schedule: 20 hours per week within normal business hours.
Applicants must be pursuing a higher education degree in Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Special Education, Disability Services, or other comparable program as well as the following competencies.
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Comfortable learning new technologies
- Comfortable working with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
- Create accessible files including Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and Adobe PDFs
- Create transcripts, closed captions, and alternative audio tracks for multimedia presentations
- Run accessibility checks on websites and analyze reports
- Conduct accessibility audits of courses
- Research developments in accessible technology and suggesting solutions that can be implemented
- Develop tutorials on creating accessible resources
Training will be provided on how to complete the above responsibilities. Technology resources will be available for the Accessible Technology Intern to utilize on the Adler School’s Chicago campus.
Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.