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Pre-AP Content Development Intern

at The College Board | National Office (New York, NY) | View all jobs

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Pre-AP Content Development Intern for our Advance Placement department. This position is based in our New York, NY 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.

About the College Board

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 deliverable.

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

The Pre-AP Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) team creates instructional programs for grades 6–12 that prepare all students to learn, grow, and build confidence. The team works collaboratively with teams of educators from the middle school, high school, and college levels to create course frameworks, instructional content, and assessments that prepare all students, regardless of their previous educational opportunities, to succeed in AP and college coursework.

Working under the direction of the Senior Humanities Editor, the Content Development Intern actively supports the development and refinement of curriculum, assessment, and instructional products for Pre-AP and SpringBoard, including both print and digital learning products. The Intern is expected to perform organizational tasks as well as to write, edit, copy-edit, and perform print and digital content reviews as needed to maximize product quality while meeting deadlines.

We are a mission-focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement.  We have promoted innovation, equity, and excellence for generations of students.  We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educations, and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just a few.  Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities, and Advocacy. 

What you’ll do

  • Maintain project documentation, including correction logs and spreadsheets of product metadata, with a high degree of precision.
  • Make changes to digital content in e-books.
  • Review audio recordings of vocabulary and reading passages to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Participate in literature and image searches; apply for permissions.
  • Conduct market research and academic research; share findings in summaries, reports, and/or presentations.
  • Perform administrative duties for the content development team, including event logistics and preparation.
  • Review and edit instructional and assessment content as needed.
  • Participate in design-thinking sessions and prototyping sessions toward the development of new instructional products.

About you

  • Interest in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education
  • Committed to working the entire agreed upon internship period
  • Currently enrolled as a student in higher education.
  • Interest in educational content for students grades 6–12.
  • Excellent organization, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong orientation to detail and precision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, and able to learn new software quickly.
  • Creativity, patience, flexibility, and problem-solving skills.



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.