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Southwest Power Pool Summer 2024 Instructional Designer Intern in Little Rock, Arkansas


Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is about more than power. We’re about the power of relationships. Our employees have the opportunity to work together to ensure electricity is delivered reliably and affordably to the millions of people living in our service territory. We have been voted one of Arkansas’ Best Places to work by Arkansas Business and we are looking for a member of our team who is passionate about our mission to keep the lights on!

We have a core ideology here at SPP that we stand by: Do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way.


The Instructional Designer internship will consist of 10 – 12 weeks of fulltime learning and development work. The interns will be compensated and housing will be provided if needed for the duration of the internship. Teaming activities may be scheduled after hours throughout the internship. Each intern will deliver a presentation at the end of their internship to demonstrate lessons learned and knowledge gained.

Essential Functions

  • Learning and Development Concepts and Tools:The Intern is expected to be competent with the administrative and communication tools such as Office 365 Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook . The incumbent is expected to develop fundamental understanding of curriculum design and development and gain knowledge of content authoring software associated with area of responsibility as well as a basic knowledge of a learning management system (LSM).

  • Responsibilities:As directed by the lead or supervisor, the Intern should be prepared to enthusiastically complete specific assignments directed by the learning and development team.

  • Teamwork and Leadership Skills:The Intern should provide basic support to help current department projects and meet aggressive time schedules.

  • SPP Culture and Core Values:SPP employees are expected to embrace and promote the SPP Culture, Mission and Core Values in attitude toward stakeholder relationships, current work assignments as well as long term goals and strategic initiative of the organization. The Intern should incorporate a fundamental working understanding of the SPP Culture Drivers, Mission and Core Values and apply this directly to all assignments and any SPP related effort, not necessarily limited to learning and development.

Education Requirements:

  • A college student entering their Jr. or Sr. year working toward a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an education/training-related field.

  • 3.0 GPA or above

Experience Requirements:

  • No experience required

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical and Mental Demands :

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to make decisions, interpret data, and problem solve.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand or sit for extended periods; use hands to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds.

  • Requires the ability to work and collaborate with managers and employees at all levels to exchange ideas, information, and opinions to facilitate the task.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is an intern position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Travel Requirement:

This position requires no travel

Should you elect to apply for this position SPP will review your qualifications and if after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Southwest Power Pool is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer. SPP adheres to the ADA and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)