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Accredited Instructional Design Internship Program: Program Management

The January 2020 Instructional Design Cohort, with a focus on Project Management, is provided through our partnership with Colorado State University-Global as part of their Digital Instructional Architecture 12-credit Graduate Certificate Program.

What is the timeline?

The tuition cost of this program through CSU-Global is $4,800 ($1,200 per 3 credit course).

Interns accepted into this cohort will participate in a full time, 16-week, 12-credit graduate certificate program. Interns should expect to complete approximately 20 hours of online graduate coursework per week through Colorado State University Global, and approximately 15 hours per week of virtual internship with Freedom Learning Group.

What will I get out of this Program? ​

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Digital Instructional Architecture upon successful completion of this program.

As a participant of this program you will: 

  • Upskill into an instructional design field.

  • Work closely with a rapidly growing veteran/milspouse virtual company.

  • Work toward immediate employment with FLG and beyond.

  • Participate in practical, hands-on education technology training.

  • Experience real-world knowledge application through an internship.

  • Gain analytical skills to tailor educational experiences to the learner.

  • Apply digital instructional design techniques and tools.

  • Lead project teams through the instructional design process.

  • Create academic standards and resources in project management and other disciplines and industries.

What will I be doing?

The five major domains of the project life cycle:

  • Initiate the Project

  • Plan the Project

  • Execute the Project

  • Monitor and Control the Project

  • Close the Project

As part of the program, you will receive credits while participating in a 100% virtual, “hands-on” internship working with FLG’s Senior Project Directors and Instructional Designers on a variety of eLearning projects, to include authoring an online OER course in Project Management that aligns with the PMP assessment standards. Intern applicants should have knowledge of the project management domains and knowledge areas listed below.

You will gain experience in the industry by working alongside FLG’s leaders who are continually looking for reliable, quality talent. While the apprenticeship is an unpaid portion of the graduate certificate program, the relationships built as part of the program are designed to create a pathway towards employment with FLG after completion of the certificate for the students who demonstrate the skills, competencies, aptitude consistent with FLG’s standards for leadership and quality.


Ten Project Management knowledge areas:

Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Project Schedule Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Project Resource Management
Project Communications Management
Project Risk Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Stakeholder Management


Minimum requirements to apply

MissionOER Courses will be designed, created, and accuracy reviewed by subject matter experts as part of 13 individual instructional design internship cohorts in 2020

Cohort applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with 3.0 GPA.

  • Background in Project Management.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Taken and passed the PMP exam within the past three years.

  • (Preferred) Teaching experience or experience in education and training.

  • (Preferred) Professional work experience in the field of project management.

About Colorado State University-Global

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career-relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners. As the first and only 100% online, fully accredited public university in the United States, CSU-Global is focused on student success as its number one priority. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty who are recognized as industry leaders and trained in working with adults in an online learning environment.

What are past interns saying?


Elementary Education

2019 Cohort Graduate

Working with Freedom Learning Group through the internship program with Colorado State University-Global helped me better understand the role of Instructional Designers in course design and development.  Using and developing Open Educational Resources (OER) material has expanded my awareness of the wide variety and amount of resources available as OER.



2019 Cohort Graduate

My internship with Freedom Learning Group has expanded my knowledge of Instructional Design and developing OER. Because of my internship, I've been able to quit my second job and focus my full attention on working in my professional field while expanding my abilities to volunteer with military spouses and veterans. The coursework was challenging, rewarding, and prepared me to step into the role of a project manager helping to develop OER content for clients with Freedom Learning Group.


Special Education

2019 Cohort Graduate

My internship with FLG has given me the experience and education needed to advance in my career without worrying about where and when our next move will be. I am still able to follow my passion for making education accessible to everyone- just in a different and more portable way.

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