ETS Fellowship and Internship Programs in Research

ETS Research offers several programs for scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research, assessment and related fields and who are interested in research opportunities. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • psychometrics
  • validity
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • cognitive and developmental psychology
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • speech recognition and processing
  • teaching and classroom research
  • statistics
  • educational data mining
  • international large-scale assessments

ETS Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Interns conduct research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in Princeton, N.J. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program and have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program

Fellows study at their universities during the academic year and conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician. Selected fellows are invited to participate in the ETS Summer Internship Program. Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program, have completed all required coursework, and be working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational measurement or quantitative methods.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Selected fellows work on ETS research projects and conduct their proposed independent research that is relevant to ETS’s goals under the mentorship of ETS researchers and psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. or Ed.D. within the past three years. This year we are seeking applications in the following areas of expertise: science cognition; teacher evaluation; K–12 language arts, math and science; and formative assessment and learning in English language learning assessment.

Sylvia Taylor Johnson Fellowship in Educational Measurement 

Selected fellows work on ETS research projects and conduct their proposed independent research that is relevant to ETS’s goals under the mentorship of ETS researchers and psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. or Ed.D. within the past 10 years. Research proposals focused on issues concerning the education of minority students are especially encouraged.