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Program Connections and Content Strategy Intern

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The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for an Program Connections and Content Strategy Intern for our Content department. This position is based in our Coralville, IA 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: (10-week program)
  • Location(s): Coralville, IA
  • Start-date: June 1, 2020
  • End-date: August 7, 2020
  • Paid / Full-time internship

The Assessment Design and Development department, located mainly in College Board’s New York and Coralville offices, is responsible (along with other departments) for the design, development, and ongoing support of the SAT Suite assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9) and, more broadly, for a range of products and services intended to support College Board’s mission of college and career readiness for all students by no later than the end of high school.

The intern will learn about the SAT Suite assessments and will use that knowledge, as well as subject matter and educational expertise, to contribute actively to College Board’s outreach to and support of K-12 and higher education. The intern will review and contribute to a range of products and services intended to support standards, accountability, teaching, and learning, particularly in K-12; suggest improvements to these products and services; and identify new approaches College Board could pursue to better fulfill its educational mission. The intern will work closely with the Executive Director as well as other members of the Assessment Design and Development team, and will also have an opportunity to learn from groups outside the department.

What you’ll do

The primary responsibility of the intern will be to contribute to the success of the SAT Suite assessments in meeting the needs of K-12 state and district test users and of higher education. The intern will

  • become knowledgeable about SAT Suite assessments and related support products and services.
  • contribute to studies aligning state standards to SAT Suite testing domains.
  • contribute to an inventory documenting the current status of alignment work and identifying cases in which such work needs to be updated.
  • review and provide feedback on performance level descriptors (PLDs) and related supporting documentation intended to describe achievement levels on the SAT Suite assessments to K-12 audiences and for federal peer review.
  • evaluate a range of teacher- and student-focused practice materials for their effectiveness, identifying areas of strength and potential improvement.
  • review and provide feedback on existing approaches and materials concerning SAT Suite outreach to K-12 and higher education audiences and suggest new or revised approaches, products, or services to improve such outreach.

About you 

Interested applicants must be graduate students in the fields of secondary English or mathematics education and must have a minimum of two years’ relevant teaching experience at the middle school and/or high school level(s). Knowledge of large-scale assessment, curriculum, and standards at the secondary level are preferred. Candidates must also

  • be interested in working for a mission-oriented, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving education.
  • be able to commit to working the entire agreed-on internship period.
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • be comfortable with providing and receiving feedback and with making improvements based on feedback.
  • be detail oriented.
  • be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

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.