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Colorado Springs Utilities Workforce Development Internship  in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Workforce Development Internship

Job Type: Internship

Pay Range $18.02 to $23.78

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 10/15/21

Workforce Development Internship

We understand students have competing priorities, and although this position is a non-remote, on-site role, we have created an environment which embraces teamwork, flexibility and work-life balance.

Hourly rate is based on year completed in degree program-from Bachelors through Masters

We are looking for a current student interested in joining the Workforce Development team at Colorado Springs Utilities for an internship!

This internship will present an understanding regarding the profession of training & development. It offers a unique opportunity for college students to learn about the practices of workforce development in support of Colorado Springs Utilities. This work is unique in that it combines theoretical constructs with practical and pragmatic applications. The many learning experiences acquired within the University of Springs Utilities department presents a well-balanced introduction into our industry and organization

A Workforce Development Internship offers the following learning opportunities:

  • Awareness of University of Springs Utilities (USU), its roles and responsibilities in support of Colorado Springs Utilities workforce development

  • Understanding the programs and best practices of educational theory, practices and applications of instructional design, transference of learning, program development, project management, and follow-up strategies

  • Exposure to program development, consulting practices, video production, application of technology-based learning, as well as communication strategies

  • Incorporating extensive training and field experience in customer relations, educational outcomes, conflict resolution, and research methods for technology applications

  • Realizing general corporate education and support service principles

  • Witnessing best practices for successful alignment of educational content with organizational vision and objectives

  • Exploring opportunities according to aptitude and enthusiasm, to explore further education in Learning Management System (LMS) administration, corporate marketing & communication practices, conducting meetings, as well as effective leadership practices

In this position, the workforce development intern will learn and understand: the role Colorado Springs Utilities has across Colorado Springs; the concept and practices of a 4-service utilities’ operation; the scope of responsibilities associated with training & development support in a business setting; the makeup of the University of Springs Utilities department; the concept and practices surrounding agile learning, ‘just in time’ training, and evaluations strategies

Instructional design, data analytics, project management

  • 40%

  • Educational theory; practical applications; Instructor Led Training; Virtual Training

  • Support USU staff members with educational documentation, data entry, and meeting participation.

  • 30%

  • Research technology associated with learning design and applications

  • Support innovative approaches to instructional design; review, suggest, and edit video offerings.

  • 15%

  • Consulting services; alignment of educational content with organizational needs

  • Support staff members by attending program review, Front End Analysis (FEA) findings, and client support meetings;

  • 15%

  • University of Springs Utilities (USU) structure, practices, vision, goals, grouping

  • Learn, understand, and observe best-practices of Instructional Design Section (IDS), Organizational & Professional Development Section (OPD), and Technical Craft Training Section (TCD)

The majority of the effort will be needed between January and June of 2022. Hours during the school year are a maximum of 20 hours per week, but can be less and can be designed to support a student’s school schedule, and students may work up to 40 work hours/week during their school breaks and summer. This position may possibly extend into the following school year, if the intern is willing and able to continue. Potentially, there may be less hours required and/or a fluctuation in job responsibilities according to work requirements and business needs. (For example, there may be more effort to support educational programs, data entry, and content development.)

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage

  • Sick Leave – Accrue hours towards time off for an illness

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employee and the organization

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Employee Assistance Program


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Internship