Employment Opportunities

Instructional Design and Technology graduates work in many areas of public education, corporate training, higher education, military, and health services. The demand for instructional designers and trainers in many fields continues to increase. The IDT Department office maintains a listing of current job positions. In addition, an IDT Job Fair is held each year. When you come to the job fair, please bring copies of a current resume along for the employers to see what skills you have for employment or internship opportunity.

Instructional Designer was named the 38th best job in America by CNN (2012).  Read this blog article from Inside Higher Ed about Instructional Designers.


  Examples of IDT Jobs

Lead Web Developer/Lead Programmer Analyst Senior Application Developer
Education Designer/Information Technology Instructional Designer/Consultant/Trainer
Information Technology/Training Graphic Designer Specialist
Web/Graphic/Multimedia/Flash Designer Web Graphic Designer
Game Examiner Instructional Structural Systems Designer
Instructional System Designer LCMS Integration and Instructional Design
Sales Sales Process Manager
Automotive Web/Graphic Designer Instructional Design & Technology Administrator
Contractor Intern/Game Development Producer
Instructional Designer Interactive Multimedia Designer
Software Engineer/Developer Web Master
Java Game Developer Project Management Coordinator
Photographer Digital/Web Designer
Instructional Developer E-Learning Developer/Designer
3D Artist/Animator Training Documentation Editor
Graphic Artist-Illustrator-Product Designer Instructional Systems Design Manager
Freelance Graphic Designer/Photoshop Layout Artist Learning Design Consultant
Lead Interactive Designer E-Learning Strategist
Education & Training Specialist Instructional Media Specialist
Senior Art Director Instructional Design Coordinator
Web Based User Interface Designer Sharepoint Developer
Project Manager Creative Director
Curriculum and Instructional Designer Creative Design Consultant/Photographer
Instructional Medical Assistant Senior Consultant
Oracle IDM Engineer Home Programmer

Online Job Search

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 Current Jobs in IDT

Looking for a job in IDT or related fields? Click Here to download a current list of available positions.


Internships and Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

IDT internships (IDT 499 for undergraduates and IDT 620) provide qualified students with a supervised opportunity of practice work experience in various career options. The IDT internship is an opportunity for students to apply and expand their education, gain valuable professional experience, build confidence in their abilities, and explore careers in their field. The contacts made during an internship can provide invaluable advice and guidance as well as lead to a permanent job offer.

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available at the Macomb campus. They provide a monthly stipend and a tuition waiver. Applications require undergraduate and graduate GPAs, scholarship records, recommendations, and a personal statement. Applications are made through the School of Graduate Studies.

Download IDT 499 Internship form

Internship 499 Guide

Download IDT 620 Internship form

Internship 620 Guide


Please notify us of jobs and internships that are available in your company or organization.

IDT Job Fair 2016

Student AECT News

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the department at 309-298-1952.