Internships & Fellowships



         The following information is maintained by the The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC). 
          If you would like to have your internship or fellowship listed here please contact our GSIC chair:
          Delwin Carter: delwincarter@ucsb.edu
          This list will be compiled as internships become available for 2020!

Graduate Student Internships

Internships are a valuable way to link your academic experience with the professional arena. Below is a list of internships that will allow students to go beyond the classroom and conduct practical research with a mentor from a testing company or research agency.

Graduate Student Fellowships

Fellowships provide structured work experience and professional development that include intensive training and experiential learning. Below is a list of fellowships that provide support to the fellow's growth and opportunities to explore a particular field of measurement.

The Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) Externship

The Virtual Learning Lab (VLL) Remote Externship 

The Virtual Learning Lab (VLL), funded by an $8.9 million IES grant, is led by five of the top researchers in the personalized-learning field and is now seeking more high caliber candidates to join the team. VLL invites applications from advanced graduate students for the five externship projects outlined below for the 2019/2020 academic year. These are two-semester remote positions and will not require relocation. They will start in the Fall of 2019. Upon completion of the project, the selected graduate students will:

  • Gain real-world experience conducting analyses with the support of world-renowned experts on large and complex data sets
  • Publish research as the first-author
  • Receive up to $3,000 compensation (contingent upon eligibility to work in US)

The deadline to apply for any of the following externships is July 1, 2019.

Fall 2019 VLL Externship Projects

  • Mathematics Teacher Engagement with Personalized Learning
  • VLL Measurement Model Challenge
  • VLL Natural Language Processing Challenge
  • The Second Virtual Learning Lab Engagement Detection Challenge (VLL Engage 2)
  • Evaluation of Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Virtual Learning Environments
For more information please visit the Job Posting!