Psychometric Summer Internships
Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA
When applying, email R&Dinternship@collegeboard.org.
About the College Board:
• The College Board is a not for profit organization and is the proprietor of educational exams including the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, and ACCUPLACER
• Up to 3 interns will be paired with College Board mentors and assigned to work on a summer project (please see web page for more details)
• The internship is intended to provide students with the opportunity to work in a professional environment on challenging projects
• The internship spans 8 weeks, starting on July 1st and ending on August 23rd, with an expected weekly full time workload (40 hours per week)
• Interns must be full time doctoral students at an accredited 4 year university
• A strong preference will be made toward advanced students in the process of completing their dissertations
• Graduate students in psychometrics, measurement, quantitative & mathematical psychology, educational psychology, industrial organizational psychology, statistics or related fields are invited to submit applications
• Students must be eligible to be legally employed in the United States (international F1 visa students please read details below)
• Experience with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, and/or R) is required and working knowledge of Classical Test and Item Response Theory are desired
• $8,320 for two months and a $1,200 per month housing stipend. Interns are responsible for their own travel to and from the College Board
• Newtown, Pennsylvania
• Please send a curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial university transcript and short cover letter describing your previous experience, areas of interest and what you seek to gain from the psychometric internship as one single pdf file to R&Dinternship@collegeboard.org by February 1st, 2013. Applicants will be informed about acceptances by March 15th, 2013.
International F1 Student Visa Holders
International students who are studying at an accredited university under F1 visas are eligible to apply for the summer internship under Curricular Practical Training (CPT) stipulations.
Please note that because of the volume of applications only 2 internship positions can be offered.
International students should not apply for CPT unless accepted as a summer intern.
Upon acceptance to the summer internship we urge student to contact their respective International Advisors at their host university as soon as possible to apply for a practical training certificate, which permits F1 visa holders to receive compensation from the College Board for the work they will be completing over the summer. The process to clear a student for CPT may take 6 weeks or longer. Therefore we urge students to initiate the process as soon as possible.
Additionally, all international students must have a social security number in order to receive compensation. Before students arrive for the summer internship the practical training certificate and social security number must be submitted no later than one week prior to the internship’s start for clearance. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact R&Dinternship@collegeboard.org.
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