Internship Program

Intern with Michigan Language Assessment

The Michigan Language Assessment internship program provides professional training and research opportunities to English language teaching professionals and graduate students. The primary selection criteria are the applicant’s qualifications and experience, as well as how well the applicant’s interests match with our priorities.

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Quick Facts About the Internship Program

Applications must be received by March 18, 2024. Applications are submitted using the online application form. Shortlisted applicants are invited to participate in a short telephone interview.

Applications are welcome from English language teaching professionals with an interest in second or foreign language assessment and graduate students who are studying linguistics, foreign language assessment, education, psychology, psychometrics, or related fields. Successful applicants work closely with Michigan Language Assessment teams on English language assessment tasks and projects that are appropriate to their interests and skills. The specific content and goals of each internship are determined on an individual basis.

Interns are involved in activities at our Ann Arbor office related to the design and construction of language assessments, which may include item writing and review, quality assurance activities, and test development projects. Interns also have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of test review and research activities, which may include research design, data collection and analysis, and documenting results.

Internships take place from May through August, and they typically last eight to twelve weeks. The length of each internship depends on its content and goals. Interns receive a salary of up to $3,000 per month, prorated based on internship length.

In accordance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, successful applicants must show proof of their legal right to be employed in the United States. All interns sign a nondisclosure agreement at the start of the internship. Interns who participate in research projects also sign an agreement confirming the security of data and materials and the terms and conditions governing the publication of research results. Interns must also prepare a work report at the conclusion of their internship.

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