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ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research

Collaborate with ETS researchers to carry out innovative and impactful R&D projects.

Learn more about available internships and how to apply.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Internships

Application has closed for the Summer 2022 internships.

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)-NAEP and ETS-NAEP have collaborated to offer summer internship opportunities with ETS Research.

Join us in our mission-driven efforts and work on the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.

These internships provide undergraduate and graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with an opportunity to work on a business-driven research project in one of the key areas within the NAEP program:

  • Psychometrics and Data Analysis
  • Assessment Design and Development
  • Survey Instrument Design

As part of our 2022 Summer internship experience, you’ll work either virtually or in person for an 8-week period on a business research project and will be paired with an ETS R&D NAEP staff member who will serve as their mentor.

Since our program is designed to expose students to careers in our field, you'll also receive learning and professional development experiences that include, but are not limited to:

  • individual professional mentoring/coaching
  • weekly research seminars led by experts in the fields of research, measurement, psychometrics and statistics
  • exposure to connect and learn from leaders across NCES-NAEP
  • professional presentation opportunities and exposure to opportunities for future full-time employment in ETS-NAEP

You can apply for one of two internships.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 

In this internship, you’ll work on a business research project. 

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Diverse students entering their third year of study through recent (within the past semester) graduates
    • You must be enrolled in a 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution with at least 1 year of classroom and/or external research experience. All majors are welcomed.
  •  Location: On campus or remote
  •  Application deadline: The application process is currently closed.

Summer Pre-Doctoral Research Experience (SPRE) 

You will engage in learning experiences designed to apply your educational training with applied experiences working on a business research project. 

  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral-level program
    • Diverse students majoring in degree programs in psychology, psychometrics, data science, learning science, computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning who have completed at least 2 years of coursework 
  • Location: On campus or remote
  • Application deadline: The application process is currently closed.

NCES-NAEP and ETS Research & Development have shared missions to inform, learn from, support and engage the communities where we work and live in the key areas within NAEP.

As part of this ongoing commitment, we work with colleges and universities that have programs/majors that align with the business areas within NAEP to provide students and faculty with learning, professional development and employment opportunities that expose them to NAEP’s work.

ETS and Howard University

Established in 2012, ETS-NAEP Howard Statistics & Evaluation Institute provides students, faculty and staff with no-cost learning opportunities in the areas of research, assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research.