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ETS Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Research & Development (R&D) division is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Internship and Fellowship Programs in R&D. These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians. Applicants should have a background in at least one of the following areas:

  • psychometrics
  • validity
  • natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • cognitive psychology
  • learning sciences
  • linguistics, second language learning and teaching English as a foreign language
  • speech recognition and processing
  • teaching and classroom research
  • statistics

ETS R&D also welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.

The Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2018. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of ETS mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their doctorate prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

The Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program

This program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program, working on a dissertation related to statistics, psychometrics, educational/psychological measurement or quantitative methods. Selected Fellows study at their universities during the academic year and conduct a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS researcher or psychometrician. Selected Fellows are required to participate in the ETS Summer Internship Program.

The Visiting Research Scholar Program

ETS R&D welcomes applications from scholars around the world who wish to conduct independent research in a field of interest to ETS and to connect with ETS's community of researchers.

The Visiting Research Scholar Program is designed to provide educational and research experience of up to 12 months in length for academicians and researchers who are on sabbatical or other types of leave from their home institutions. The program seeks to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship between the visiting scholar and ETS researchers through intellectual exchange and collaboration in research.

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