NCSBN Examinations Department Internship Program

NCSBN is excited to offer two summer internship positions: a Psychometric track and a Computer Science/Machine Learning track. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one or both tracks depending on research focus. It is expected that applicants would be advanced graduate students, particularly those in the later stages of their studies in educational measurement, statistics, computer science, cognitive science, or related fields.

This eight-week program provides a unique opportunity for interns to engage in meaningful research projects that contribute to large-scale international computer-adaptive tests (CAT). Interns will gain hands-on experience with operational workflows while developing a deep understanding of the practical considerations necessary when bridging research with impactful outcomes.

Under the guidance of our staff, each intern will select a research topic that aligns with their interests and the organization's needs. As part of their collaboration, interns will be responsible for a presentation to the examinations team, along with the development of a conference submission proposal and/or a research paper for publication.

NCSBN values diversity and encourages applications from students of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment, where interns can gain practical skills in CAT and licensure and certification exams. Detailed project descriptions will be discussed during the interview process. Interns can anticipate an engaging experience that bridges academic research with real-world applications.

The 2024 summer internship will last for eight weeks, beginning in early June and ending in late July. Applicants should submit their applications by February 1, 2024. For further details, please download the instructions by clicking on Details for the NCSBN Internship. To apply, click on How to Apply.