WIDA offers summer research internships in language assessment to graduate students. Interns will participate in WIDA Assessment research projects and collaborate with WIDA researchers on projects that address academic language development in the K-12 context.
About the Assessment Team
The WIDA Assessment Team pursues a validation research agenda that supports the WIDA suite of language assessments, ACCESS for ELLs, WIDA Screener, and WIDA MODEL. Interns may contribute to various aspects of this research agenda, such as study design, data collection and analyses, manuscript/report authoring and review, and presentation of findings. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods projects may be assigned to interns, depending on the background of qualified applicants. Interested applicants may also participate in test development activities, such as content reviews. Specific projects will be assigned to each intern, based on individual interests and strengths at the beginning of the internship.
Important Dates for Summer 2020
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020
Notification of Decision: April 17, 2020
Internship Dates: June 1 - August 7, 2020 (Dates are somewhat flexible)
Compensation: Paid internship with a competitive hourly salary (interns typically work 30 hours per week)
- Full-time enrollment in a doctoral program related to language assessment
- Completion of a minimum of two years of coursework toward a doctoral degree, prior to beginning the internship
Submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Statement of Purpose
- Curriculum Vitae
- Copies of Graduate Transcripts
- Contact information of two academic/professional references
Interns will be selected based on their scholarship and alignment of research interests with current WIDA assessment research agenda. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to phone interviews.
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