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Pearson Psychometrics Intern (Remote) in United States

Psychometrics Internship

Why join Pearson’s intern program?

Pearson is offering an 8-week internship in the summer of 2024 for two doctoral students with outstanding psychometric skills who wish to gain experience in large-scale educational assessment. The internship will include hands-on experience working with operational K–12 assessments. Specific activities may include various aspects of assessment development, item analysis, standard setting, and technical reporting.

Internship Goals

Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with a team of Pearson research scientists to:

  1. Gain applied experience on many of the tasks involved in supporting an operational K–12 assessment contract;

  2. Enhance understanding of ways to collaborate and communicate about educational measurement.

What Does the Internship Program Offer?

DATES: The 8-week internship will take place in the June-August timeframe. There is flexibility within the 8-week block, but interns should be prepared to commit to the complete 8-week term in a full-time capacity.

LOCATION: Virtual / Remote Set-up

AWARD: The award includes a $2,250/bi-weekly (Stipend)

Minimum Requirements

  • Interns should be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in educational measurement, educational statistics, educational psychology, or a similar program.

  • At least two years of doctoral-level coursework must be completed prior to the summer of 2024

  • Interns should have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Pearson summer interns may not participate in other summer internship or externship programs concurrently.

Application Procedure:

  • All candidates must apply online at: https://pearson.jobs/. Type in "14492" in the keyword search box to access the posting.

  • In addition to the online application, each candidate must submit a curriculum vita, copy of graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose describing his or her interest in the internship.

  • All application materials must be received by February 23, 2024

  • Internship awards will be announced by March 29, 2024.

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. As required by the Colorado and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

Award for this role is $9000 or $2,250/bi-weekly ( stipend)

This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here .

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

Note that the information you provide will stay confidential and will be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Job: PROJECT/TEMPORARY WORKFORCE

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 14492

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