Internships & Fellowships



         
The following information is maintained by The Graduate Student Issues Committee (GSIC), though the posting of these fellowships and internships does not constitute an endorsement from NCME. 

If you would like to have your internship or fellowship listed here please contact our GSIC co-chairs: Sergio Araneda Galarce (saraneda@umass.edu) and Janine Jackson (jajac64@morgan.edu). You can fill the following entry form to accelerate the processing of your request.
   


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.

CURRENT OR OPEN POSITIONS

Educational Testing Service

Position: Research and Measurement Sciences (RMS) group, ETS® AI Labs™, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and Institute for Student Achievement (ISA).

 

Description (Summary): ETS is offering summer internship opportunities sponsored by four areas within ETS R&D:

  • Research and Measurement Sciences (RMS) group
  • ETS® AI Labs™
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • Institute for Student Achievement (ISA)

The programs are based out of the ETS offices in Princeton, New Jersey, but you'll have the option of a remote, on-campus or a hybrid internship experience depending on the internship program. The ISA internship is remote only.

Date(s): The RMS group, NAEP, and ISA are accepting applications by February 1, 2023. ETS® AI Labs™ is accepting applications by January 1, 2023.

 

Contact:

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/about.html

Human Resources Research Organization

Position: Internship in Educational Measurement

Description
: Typically, our summer internships last for 3 months. Our internships are paid, full-time opportunities that include paid vacation and a housing stipend. Interns are employed at HumRRO’s Corporate Headquarters in Alexandria, VA or in one of the remote offices depending on the available work. The Educational Assessment internship is often located in our Louisville, KY office. Internship tasks typically include literature review, synthesis, and analysis; survey and other instrument development and administration; and documentation of findings. HumRRO is looking for responsible, motivated team players with strong technical and communication skills to assist in our contract research activities. HumRRO project directors will provide technical supervision and mentoring to help make the most of each intern’s exposure to and experience with our applied research setting.

Date(s): Application materials due January 15, 2023

 

Contact:

For more information: https://www.humrro.org/corpsite/internships/

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

Position: Assessment Science, Psychometrics, and Educational Technology.

Description (Summary): NBME is seeking fully remote full-time and part-time interns for Summer 2023. Interns will interact with NBME staff and other graduate students to complete a research project over an 8- week period. The expected deliverables are an internal research presentation, as well as a conference submission (AERA, NCME, AAMC, etc.) and/or a paper submitted for publication. Specific projects for the summer of 2023 will be discussed with applicants as part of the interview process. These research projects fall into at least one of three categories: Operational Research, Innovation Research, and Capabilities Research.   

Date(s): Application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at midnight PST.

 

Contact:

For more information: https://nbme.applicantpro.com/jobs/

 

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Position: NCSBN Examinations Department Internship Program

Description: The goal of this internship is to provide practical experiences and a general understanding of the work that goes into producing and delivering operational examinations. This opportunity will provide interns with experiences spanning multiple test development groups for a broad understanding of the overall test development process. The intern will work with testing professionals to learn how the NCLEX exams are developed and administered, gain knowledge on the dynamics of a CAT exam, and discuss current measurement topics.

Date(s): Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2023. The interns will work in the NCSBN offices in downtown Chicago, IL.

Contact:

For more information: Consolidated Services Department, NCSBN, at csrequests@ncsbn.org

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS (2022)

Alpine Testing Solutions

Position: Summer Internship

Description
: Alpine Testing Solutions is seeking an advanced graduate student to work with our psychometric team for an 8-week internship during the summer of 2022. Alpine is hoping to provide an opportunity for applied research with the successful candidate gaining exposure to the realities of psychometric consulting to inform the applicability of the work completed throughout the summer. While the details of the research project will be determined closer to the internship dates, likely topics are advanced security analyses and/or development of AI-based tools to support test development. The successful candidate will work with their assigned mentor to negotiate the specific research goals and related work for the research project. Throughout the summer, the intern will be expected to meet regularly with their mentor to provide progress updates and work collaboratively on the project. At the conclusion of the internship, ideally the project will result in conference presentation proposals and/or journal submissions.

Date(s): Application materials due by March 1, 2022

Contact: Tracey Hembry, Senior Psychometrician (tracey.hembry@alpinetesting.com)

For more information: See pdf

American College Testing (ACT)

Position: Research Intern

Description
: The summer research interns will work within the ACT Research group. The mission in Research is to establish ACT’s authority as a trusted leader in the field of educational research and to use this expertise and knowledge to increase the efficacy and equity of our products and solutions. The team in Research consists of researchers in psychometrics, validity and efficacy, artificial intelligence and machine learning, survey methodology, social and emotional learning (SEL), and industrial-organizational psychology. Candidates can be in-person in Iowa City, IA or remote for the 8-week duration of the internship.

For more information: https://careers-act.icims.com/jobs/2121/internship:--research-intern/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=740&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Position: Psychometric Internship 

Description
: The American Board of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the return of its summer psychometric internship program for 2022. The ABIM psychometric internship program is an eight-week summer internship running from Monday, June 6th to Friday, July 29th in Philadelphia. During the program, each intern will take primary ownership of an applied psychometric research project under the guidance of one of the ABIM’s psychometricians. In addition, the internship curriculum includes instructional lectures and opportunities for the interns to gain applied operational experience. As ABIM is the nation’s largest physician certification organization, interns will gain experience with issues unique to professional testing organizations.

Date(s): Application materials due January 31, 2022.

Contact: Michele Johnson (researchintern@abim.org)

For more information: see pdf

American Institute of Research (AIR)

Position: Doctoral Student Internship Program

Description
: The mission of the NAEP doctoral student internship program is to advance and encourage secondary analysis and methodological developments using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). During the 10-week internship program, interns will work directly with researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) on research in topic areas such as: Psychometrics & Statistical Methods, Process Data, Policy-Relevant Research, and Re-envisioning Quantitative Information (Data Visualization).

Date(s): Application materials due January 10, 2022

Contact: naepinternship@air.org

For more information: https://naep-research.airprojects.org/Explore-Opportunities/Internship-Program

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

Position: Summer Internship

Description: Our internship research opportunities are structured, project based experiences, and interns should be prepared to work independently with direction from a supervising psychometrician. Psychometricians from the Examinations team will guide interns through the development, execution, and write-up of a focused psychometric (or related) research study. Interns will work on topics based on their interests and skills from the team’s research agenda.

Date(s): Application materials due February 18, 2022

Contact: Matthew T. Schultz, Ph.D. (matthew.schultz@aicpa-cima.com)

For more information: See pdf

 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Position: CDC Evaluation Fellowship


Description
: The CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program aims to expand the capacity of CDC programs to conduct evaluation and increase its usefulness and impact. The Fellowship signifies CDC’s dual commitment to making program evaluation a standard part of practice and to developing a cadre of professionals with the skills to make that happen. The Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) manages the Fellowship under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer (Dan Kidder). Fellows are master’s- or doctoral-level professionals with applied evaluation experience. The Fellowship is intended to be a two-year program, with the second year being contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Fellows are placed in host programs across the agency working on program evaluation activities. The Evaluation Fellowship offers a unique training opportunity with clear expectations and supportive resources, including professional development funds provided by the host program. In this experiential learning model, Fellows learn evaluation skills working in their host program while helping their host program build, expand, and/or improve their evaluation activities.

Date(s): Application open until February 22, 2022

Contact: cdceval@cdc.gov

For more information: See pdf or visit – https://www.cdc.gov/eval/fellowship/index.htm

Cognia

Position: Content Development Internship

Description
: Cognia is granting up to four (4) paid internships for students currently working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in education. Undergraduate interns shall be in the third or fourth year of their course of study. During the intensive 10-week program, interns will work closely with members of our Learning Group to further the interns’ understanding of the role of content development in assessment and education improvement. The internships will be designed as remote-based positions. Pending suitable conditions, at least one trip to one of the Cognia campuses (Dover, New Hampshire, or Alpharetta, Georgia) will be planned, with customary and reasonable costs covered by Cognia.

Date(s): Application materials due April 6, 2022; Apply here

Contact: Josh Roberge, Senior HR Generalist (josh.roberge@cognia.org)

For more information: See pdf or visit cognia.org

College Board

Position: Psychometric Intern

Description
: The College Board’s Psychometric Department is looking for two doctoral summer interns for 2022 and each intern will work with two mentors on a specific project in the area of psychometrics. The internship spans eight weeks, starting on June 6th and ending on July 28th, with an expected weekly full-time workload (40 hrs./week). This eight-week internship is designed to provide interns with an opportunity to work closely with psychometricians and gain hands-on working experience with College Board data and projects. Interns are expected to perform a literature review, conduct analysis, write a research report, and present the research to College Board staff at the conclusion of the project.

Date(s): Application deadline is March 4, 2022

For more information: See PDF

Curriculum Associates

 

Position: Internships in Psychometrics and Research

Description
: The Curriculum Associates internship program is an eight-week remote summer internship running from June 13th to August 5th (alternative dates possible). During the internship, interns will complete a research project under the guidance of one of Curriculum Associates’ researchers or psychometricians related to one of our three workstreams: psychometrics, diagnostic and instruction research, and efficacy and implementation research. Additionally interns will have the opportunity to support staff in day-to-day operational work and gain exposure to many aspects of the assessment design and development process through attending meetings with internal staff and external advisors.

Date(s): Application materials will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2022

Contact: Bess Patton, Ph.D. (bpatton@cainc.com)

For more information: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3ozlbmwk

Educational Testing Service (ETS) I

Position: 2022 Summer Research and Measurement Sciences (RMS) Internship Program for Graduate Students

Description: If you are a creative and innovative individual who wants to help shape the future of learning and assessment, we encourage you to apply for the 2022 Summer Research and Measurement Sciences (RMS) Internship program. Steeped in decades of broad expertise, RMS conducts rigorous foundational and applied research on the most critical issues facing education and the workforce. Central to ETS’s legacy of global leadership in learning and assessment, RMS is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of measurement, driving innovation in digital assessment, learning and teaching, and advancing equity of opportunity for all learners.

Date(s): Application deadline – February 1, 2022; notified by March 31, 2022

Contact: internfellowships@ets.org

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/summer-rms

Educational Testing Service (ETS) II

Position: ETS® AI Labs™ 2022 Summer Internship Program

Description: The ETS® AI Labs™ work drives the innovation and development of teaching and learning technologies that are grounded in research and powered by next-generation AI. The Labs are dedicated to working closely with end-users to uncover real-world needs, and co-designing and prototyping solutions to meet those needs. Our staff is made up of research and learning scientists, software developers, research engineers, user experience researchers and designers, instructional designers and producers, and product owners.

Date(s): Application deadline – February 1, 2022; notified by March 31, 2022

Contact: internfellowships@ets.org

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/summer-ai-research-labs

Educational Testing Service (ETS) III

Position: ETS-NAEP Summer Internship

Description: ETS Research & Development is committed to developing a talent pipeline of diverse researchers and scientists in data science, data analysis, psychometrics, test fairness, validity, measurement and statistics. Students can apply for learning opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral level through externships, internships, fellowships or post-doctoral appointments. All appointments within the ETS-NAEP Program are based on a business research project model and designed to expose individuals to our mission and culture, the day-to-day operations and value of working in educational testing and assessment, and how the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)-NAEP and ETS-NAEP collaborate to support a dynamic national educational imperative.

Date(s): Application deadline – February 1, 2022; notified by March 31, 2022

Contact: internfellowships@ets.org

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/naep

Educational Testing Service (ETS) IV

Position: ETS-NAEP Summer Internship

Description: ETS Research & Development is committed to developing a talent pipeline of diverse researchers and scientists in data science, data analysis, psychometrics, test fairness, validity, measurement and statistics. Students can apply for learning opportunities at the undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral level through externships, internships, fellowships or post-doctoral appointments. All appointments within the ETS-NAEP Program are based on a business research project model and designed to expose individuals to our mission and culture, the day-to-day operations and value of working in educational testing and assessment, and how the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)-NAEP and ETS-NAEP collaborate to support a dynamic national educational imperative.

Date(s): Application deadline – February 1, 2022; notified by March 31, 2022

Contact: internfellowships@ets.org

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/naep

EDMENTUM

Position: Research Psychometric Intern

Description
: For the summer 2022 internship, the psychometrics intern will collaborate with Edmentum Research Scientists to conduct operational psychometric analyses to examine the reliability and validity of Edmentum’s Exact Path computer adaptive diagnostic assessment for students in K-12. The intern will gain experience in applied psychometric analyses, computer adaptive testing, educational technology, processes and tools used in the psychometric and educational technology industries, and working with large data files (>10 million records).

Edmentum is also interested in supporting the intern’s unique research interests for projects that can be completed with existing or simulated data and have promise to lead to conference presentations and/or publications while simultaneously improving Edmentum products. Although not required, interns with particular research questions of interest related to K-12 computer-adaptive testing are encouraged to propose research ideas in their cover letter.

Date(s): Application deadline 5/16; Estimated start date between 6/6 and 6/27. Position will last a minimum of eight weeks and up to 12 weeks full-time based on the availability of the intern.

For more information: Visit –https://boards.greenhouse.io/edmentum/jobs/4466973004

 

GALLUP

Position: Survey Research and Methodology Intern

Description (Summary)
: As a survey research and methodology intern at Gallup, you will support our research consultants and world-class research team as they conduct quantitative and qualitative research to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Interns will have hands-on opportunities to learn the process of developing web, mail and phone-based data collection instruments and gain experience testing, refining, and fielding survey instruments. You will also examine data, explore the latest findings, and discover important patterns and themes in global analytics. Primary location: United States-Omaha.

Date(s): Gallup is accepting applications from Monday, Aug. 22, through Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Early applications are strongly recommended for priority consideration.

For more information: https://gallup.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=05498&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FMontreal

Human Resources Research Organization (HUMRRO)

Position: Internship in Educational Measurement

Description
: Typically, our summer internships last for 3 months. Our internships are paid, full-time opportunities that include paid vacation and a housing stipend. Interns are employed at HumRRO’s Corporate Headquarters in Alexandria, VA or in one of the remote offices depending on the available work. The Educational Assessment internship is often located in our Louisville, KY office. Internship tasks typically include literature review, synthesis, and analysis; survey and other instrument development and administration; and documentation of findings. HumRRO is looking for responsible, motivated team players with strong technical and communication skills to assist in our contract research activities. HumRRO project directors will provide technical supervision and mentoring to help make the most of each intern’s exposure to and experience with our applied research setting.

Date(s): Application materials due January 15, 2022

For more information: See pdf or visit -  https://www.humrro.org/corpsite/internships/

 

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

Position: Internships in Assessment Science and Psychometrics (up to 4 positions)

Description
: This year’s internship is planned to be in-person in Philadelphia, PA. However, this may change to a fully virtual internship due to uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Interns will interact with other graduate students and NBME staff and will present completed projects or work-in-progress to NBME staff. The expected deliverables from the summer internship project are an internal research presentation, as well as a conference submission / presentation (AERA, NCME, AAMC, etc.) and/or a paper submitted for publication. For a full list of requirements, compensation, and research projects see the pdf attachment.

Date(s): Application materials due January 31, 2022; notified by February 25, 2022

Contact: Chris Runyon (CRunyon@nbme.org)

For more information: see pdf 



National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA)

Position: Summer Internship Program in Educational Assessment and Accountability

Description
: The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc. (the Center) is a small non-profit organization that occupies a unique and influential niche at the intersection of educational measurement and educational assessment policy. The Center is pleased to offer up to four (4) summer internships for advanced doctoral students in educational measurement and/or assessment/accountability policy who want the opportunity to work with the Center’s professionals on projects with direct implications for state and national educational policy.

Date(s): Application materials due February 7, 2022

Contact: Sandi Chaplin schaplin@nciea.org

For more information: See pdf or visit – www.nciea.org

 

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Position: 2022 Summer Internship Program

Description
: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is offering an eight-week internship for students currently working toward their Ph.D. in psychometrics (or other relevant fields), with at least two years of graduate coursework. During the program, the intern will have the opportunity to gain experience in operational psychometric tasks involved in administering and scoring a certification assessment and to take the lead on a research project, in collaboration with psychometric staff. The research effort will include submission of a proposal to NCME, AERA, or similar conference, and will culminate in a research paper that can be delivered at that conference.

Date(s): Application materials due February 16, 2022

Contact: J.B. Weir, Ph.D. (johnw@nccpa.net)

For more information: See pdf or visit – https://www.nccpa.net/

Pearson

Position: Psychometric Summer Internship

Description
: Pearson is offering an 8-week internship in the summer of 2022 for two doctoral students with outstanding psychometric skills who wish to gain experience in large-scale educational assessment. The internship will include hands-on experience working with operational K–12 assessments. Specific activities may include various aspects of assessment development, item analysis, standard setting, and technical reporting. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with a team of Pearson research scientists to: 1) Gain applied experience on many of the tasks involved in supporting an operational K–12 assessment contract; 2) Enhance understanding of ways to collaborate and communicate about educational measurement.

Date(s): Application materials must be received by February 25, 2022

For more information: https://pearson.jobs/virtual-usa/psychometric-summer-internship/6D50580B527B4A4C87AF38CFCA3379C1/job/


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.

CURRENT OR OPEN POSITIONS

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

ATLAS Research Fellowship for Doctoral Students

Position: Research Fellowship for Doctoral Students

Description: Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas seeks proposals from doctoral students to conduct research and evaluation projects during spring 2022 in support of our technology-based learning and assessment systems. Doctoral students from accredited US-based institutions are eligible to apply. Recipients will receive financial support and access to the data needed to complete projects (may not be applicable to all projects; see scope of work below). Projects are to be completed within four months and require a final written report.

Date(s): Applicants must first submit a 500-word project abstract and attached application due by July 30, 2021. Full proposals are due by August 27, 2021 to atlas-aai@ku.edu.

Contact: Cynthia A. Perez, caperez@ku.edu

For more information: Click here for full details on requirements, eligibility, timeline and instructions to apply.
Click here for application. 

Center for Measurement Justice Dissertation Fellowship

Position: Center for Measurement Justice Dissertation Fellowship

Description
: The Center for Measurement Justice’s (CMJ) work is to inspire, prepare, and support a critical mass of measurement professionals and partners as they work towards a socially just assessment and measurement system. The CMJ Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage the professional development of educational assessment/measurement scholars who strive to disrupt the current white supremacist hegemony that plagues the current K-12 assessment system.

Date(s): Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59PM EST on Tuesday November 1, 2022. Decisions will be made no later than March 1, 2023. Fellowships may begin no earlier than June 1, 2023.

Contact: cmj@measurementjustice.org 

For more information: View the full description and application instructions here

Duolingo English Test/Digital Harbor Foundation Fellowship 

Position: Duolingo English Test Fellow

Description: The Duolingo English Test and Digital Harbor Foundation are launching a new fellowship program to help train the next generation of assessment researchers. The program will support three (3) fellows during the summer of 2021 (June 16 - August 4). Applications are open to doctoral candidates authorized to work in the US, and intentional efforts will be made to attract diverse candidates from minority-serving institutions. Each fellow will receive a $7,000 stipend from the Digital Harbor Foundation.

Date(s): June 16 - August 4, 2021

For more information: Click here for full details on requirements, eligibility, timeline and instructions to apply.

 

ETS Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship 

Position: ETS Harold Gulliksen Fellow

Description: The fellowship provides funding for promising graduate students in psychometrics, or a related field, who are conducting innovative, applied research. Selected fellows will carry out their proposed research under the mentorship of their academic advisor and in consultation with their ETS mentors over the course of the funding. The fellowship begins with the selected fellows working on their research as part of the Summer RMS Internship Program, where they will be provided with guidance from ETS’s leading researchers. During the subsequent academic year, fellows study at their universities and carry out research under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with their ETS mentor.

Date(s): January 22, 2021 deadline for application materials; February 5, 2021 preliminary decision; March 5, 2021 deadline for final application materials; March 31, 2021 award recipients are notified.

Contact: internfellowships@ets.org

For more information: https://www.ets.org/research/internship-fellowship/gulliksen

Harvard University Center for Education Policy Research

Position: Strategic Data Project Fellow

Description
: The Strategic Data Project Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for passionate quantitative researchers and data strategists who want to put their skills to work to improve public education. SDP Fellows are placed in school systems and education organizations across the country as full-time employees for two years, where they will affect positive change while accumulating skills and experiences that can advance their careers

Date(s): February 23, 2022 (12:00pm to 1:00pm EST) Informational Webinar; March 21, 2022 (application deadline)

Contact: sdprecruitment@gse.harvard.edu  

For more information: Learn more at https://sdp.cepr.harvard.edu/.