Here you will find up-to-date opportunities to work with Research ranging from full-time employment to internship positions.
Eight weeks (June 1–July 24, 2015) Internships can be somewhat flexible but require prior clearance from the College Board before the internship begins.
|Location||College Board in Newtown, PA|
|Travel||Interns are responsible for their own travel to and from the College Board. Any travel required as part of the internship will be paid for by the College Board.|
$1,200 per month housing stipend. Interns are encouraged to secure their own housing, or may opt to stay at the Homewood Suites (within walking distance from the College Board). If choosing to stay at Homewood Suites interns will need to pay approximately an additional $1,200 a month. However, Homewood Suites provides all amenities associated with long-term residency including Internet, breakfast and dinner.
Students must be eligible to be legally employed in the United States (citizens, green card holders, or international student with F1 visas; for international students please see below).
Interns will work with two College Board mentors on a specific project in the area of psychometrics. Possible topics include:
[A] Investigating student success on the SAT assessment as a predictor of AP STEM scores
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are underrepresented by minority and female students. The College Board has a number of AP assessments that represent STEM fields including; AP Physics, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Computer Science, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry. This study will examine students who took both an AP STEM assessment as well as the SAT to determine whether or not success on the SAT is a predictor of success on AP STEM assessments. Given the underrepresented groups often identified in the STEM fields this study will also look at the prediction across gender and ethnic groups. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a literature review, conduct analysis, write-up a report and present the research to College Board staff at the conclusion of the project. Candidates will be expected to have a background in Classical Test Theory, statistical models, and SAS. The successful candidate for this internship should have a track record of independent research and a strong background in methodology.
[B] Standard Setting and Reader Reliability
This project offers the opportunity to observe and participate in standard setting activities for the Advanced Placement Program® using two different standard setting methodologies (modified Angoff procedure with mean estimation, performance profile method). The internship includes participation in standard setting activities for four AP® courses (AP Physics 1 & 2, AP United States History, and AP CapstoneTM). Travel to Kansas City, Mo., (June 7–13) and Salt Lake City, Utah, (June 13–20) and lodging will be paid for by the College Board. Additionally, a reader reliability study will be completed for a new Advanced Placement program. The resulting data will be available for analysis that will inform operational decisions for the next year and should result in one or more research papers. This project is a great opportunity for a student with interest in standard setting, reader reliability, generalizability, and the AP Program to gain practical experience. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a literature review, conduct analysis, write a report, and present the research to College Board staff at the conclusion of the project. The successful candidate for this internship should have a track record of independent research and a strong background in methodology.
Please send a letter of introduction (including previous experience and areas of interest), curriculum vitae and unofficial university transcript (in this order) as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further, name your attachment as Last_First_CB_Internship.pdf (e.x.: Smith_Clara_CB_Internship.pdf, or Brown_Marcus_CB_Internship.pdf).
Applications are due February 21, 2015, at 5 p.m. EST.
Selection decisions will be emailed to potential interns on or about March 21, 2015.
This eight-week internship is designed to provide interns with an insight into College Board research operations in psychometrics. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with psychometricians and gain hands-on working experience with College Board data and projects.
|For International Students|
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 only two 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 students to contact their respective international advisers 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 six 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.