Pearson is seeking 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.
DATES: This internship will be part-time working 10 hours per week through 12.31.2022.
LOCATION : Virtual
INTERNSHIP GOALS: 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: Interns should be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational measurement, educational statistics, educational psychology, or a similar program. At least two years of doctoral-level coursework must be completed prior to the summer of 2022. Interns should have strong written and verbal communication skills. Pearson summer interns may not participate in other summer internship or externship programs concurrently.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : All candidates must apply online at: https://pearson.jobs/. In addition to the online application, each candidate must submit a curriculum vita, copy of graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose describing his or her interest in the internship. If you have previously applied for an internship and we already have your documents on file you do not need to resubmit.
UPLOADING OF DOCUMENTS: Please upload all necessary documents (curriculum vita, copy of graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter) once you apply on the career site. Submit all the documents on the Supporting Documents tab (next step after the Job Application questions) before proceeding to the next step.
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Job: PROJECT/TEMPORARY WORKFORCE
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 6968