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ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research

Collaborate with ETS researchers to carry out innovative and impactful research projects.

Learn more about available internships and how to apply.


Visiting Research Scholar Program

ETS accepts applications on an ongoing basis for a limited number of slots for the Visiting Research Scholar Program.

Eligibility requirements

If you meet the following criteria, we invite you to apply:

  • You hold an academic or researcher appointment from a university, governmental or nonprofit organization.
  • You have a doctoral degree or are a recognized expert in a field of interest to ETS.
  • You are fully self-funded or come with funding from your home institution, a foundation or a government.
  • Your proposed research is not in conflict with ETS products or services. You may give a public presentation of your research while at ETS.

ETS Research will provide office space as well as library access privileges to the scholars.

Visiting scholars are also welcome to attend ETS Research seminars and presentations. ETS does not provide funds to assist visiting scholars with their travel or living expenses.

How to apply

For consideration, submit the following documentation to

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full list of publications
  • One-page research proposal
  • Statement of funding

Visa and travel costs

If you require a J-1 visa, you’ll be responsible for covering visa application fees, travel-related costs and health insurance as required by the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

English-language proficiency

The U.S. State Department requires ETS to ensure that your English-language proficiency will permit day-to-day functioning and allow for a productive experience while you’re in the United States. If you don’t have standardized test scores, you may provide English-language proficiency certification from your home institutions. Certification is not needed for native English speakers.