FSRI Intern Becomes Instructional Designer
Instructional Design Intern Joins the Team

Working towards a Master’s in Instructional Design at Western Governor’s University (WGU), Madi Michael started an internship with UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) in October of 2021. Throughout the internship, she was pivotal in developing fire safety training to accompany several FSRI research projects and in August 2022, Madi was invited to the join the team full time as an Instructional Design Specialist.

Madi Michael at Work

“The internship was a great learning experience,” said Madi. “I had the chance to work on the Multi-Family and Single-Family trainings that were released this year, which focused on research about coordinating suppression and ventilation tactics in firefighting. I look forward to continuing translating research insights into educational content in my new role.”

 “As an intern, Madi was an important asset to not only our team, but the entirety of FSRI with her influential work on the Multi-Family and Single-Family trainings. We are delighted to be bringing her on board full time.”

-        Angela Bennett, Instructional Design Manager

While on staff, Madi will continue to implement learning software, create educational materials and develop instructional curriculum. She graduated from WGU in August and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English Literature from the University of Maryland (UMD).

FSRI is proud to provide support for students throughout their internships and careers. The Internship Program offers a wide range of opportunities for motivated students to contribute to the FSRI mission of addressing unsolved safety risks in the world. Throughout the years, many of our interns have gone on to graduate and begin their careers at FSRI.