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Mathematics/Science Intern

at The College Board | Iowa Office (Coralville, IA), Midwestern Regional Office (Chicago, IL), National Office (New York, NY) | View all jobs

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for an Mathematics/Science- Intern for our Assessment Design & Development department. This position is based in our New York, New York 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: (9-week program)
  • Location(s): New York, NY; Iowa City, IA; Chicago, IL
  • Start-date: May 26, 2020
  • End-date: July 24, 2020
  • Paid / Full-time internship

The Mathematics/Science Internship provides interns with the opportunity to gain experience writing in a professional, deadline-driven office environment. Interns will work as part of a creative team of professional math and science test developers committed to producing high-quality content that is accessible and engaging to a diverse audience of high school students. Interns will receive supportive coaching and mentoring to guide them through the test development process.

What you’ll do

The primary responsibility of the intern(s) is to contribute to the development of the SAT Suite of Assessments in Mathematics, by: 

  • Writing mathematics test questions in science contexts with clarity/style and editing with precision.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on peers’ or others’ test questions.
  • Developing test question rationale writing skills and reviewing existing rationales.
  • Aligning test questions to K-12 mathematics state standards.
  • Collaborating with a team committed to producing high quality work that is engaging to a diverse audience of high school students.

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
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong mathematics and natural science background including familiarity with current 6-12 curriculum
  • Comfort with providing and responding to constructive feedback about written work
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Desire to learn, explore, and be challenged in a mission-driven organization

Interns must be an undergraduate student in one of the following fields of study: Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Science Education in a natural science, or related field.



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.