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Psychometrics Intern

at The College Board | Newtown Office (Yardley, PA) | View all jobs

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Psychometrics Intern for our Psychometric department. This position is based in our Yardley, PA office.

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment.

The College Board's Internship Program is an exciting chance to develop new skills while contributing to an organization that is committed to the transformation of education in America through college readiness for all students.

The Internship Program presents a unique opportunity to highly talented students who wish to develop strengths in core skills, and to obtain real-world work experience. The College Board is committed to our Internship Program and ensures that each student receives mentoring, experiences a variety of assignments that allow for collaboration with diverse groups across the organization, and focuses on defined deliverables.

  • Engage in the College Board's work to increase access and opportunity for all students
  • Duration: (8-10-week program)
  • Location(s): NTO in Yardley, PA 
  • Start-date: June 1, 2020
  • End-date: August 7, 2020
  • Paid / Full-time internship

The College Board is offering an 8-week undergraduate internship. The successful candidate will be an undergraduate student majoring in statistics, mathematics, or related field. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with statisticians, research scientists, psychometric, and quality management on topics related to analysis of large-scale data sets within the context of educational assessment. To be considered, the candidate must have completed at least two years of coursework in statistics or a related field. In addition, the candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and basic programming skills in SAS, R, Python or similar data analysis software. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What you’ll do

The main project involves writing Python code to compute preliminary item analysis statistics as well as to graph item response curves. It will consist of writing Python functions and classes in order to automate the end-to-end process using agile methodology of continuous iteration of development and testing as well as optimizing and tuning the system for better performance.

The intern will also be called upon to create an interactive template, to be used for documentation in Psychometric. The template should match the specifications laid out by Psychometric in terms of font, style, layout (including tables, figures, numbering and page breaks, math text, etc.) and all other reference tools (citations, tables of contents, etc.). All styles and conventions should be formatted, so that they can be applied automatically to the different parts of the document.       

About you  

A current Junior or rising Senior enrolled in a full-time Bachelor's or Graduate degree program with a concentration in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science or related field

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Superior proficiency in Word, particularly knowledge of templates, design, layout, styles, formats, tables, figures, reference tools, bullets and lists, math text, page breaks and numbering, images, add-ins, and other editorial functions.
  • Word Certification is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of SAS, R, Python, or similar programming language
  • Desire to learn, explore, and be challenged
  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period

 

Mission

Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future.

EEOC statement

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.