WIDA is currently hiring for the following position(s):

WIDA Project Manager

Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2017

Education: Bachelor's degree required in Education, Social Science, Business, or related field. Master's in related field preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Successful project management experience working in a business or academic setting.
  • Experience using project management tools or software.
  • Demonstrated ability working with diverse populations.
  • Experience serving as a member of collaborative multi-discipline teams responsible for implementing cross-departmental projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven capacity to translate complex ideas into clear prose.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.


  • Experience managing large and complex projects, preferably revenue generating projects.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and/or SharePoint.
  • Project Management certification or similar training.
  • Experience leading implementation projects for new operational system.

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.


Administrative Assistant

Deadline to Apply: December 11, 2017

Education: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of various uses of computer applications such as spreadsheets, databases, and programs like Office 365 Calendaring, SharePoint, and WebEx.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and respond to or refer questions to appropriate persons.
  • Ability to do multiple tasks concurrently in a courteous and calm manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently or on teams and/or with multiple professionals in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong human relations skills, including the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diversity of people.
  • Skilled in effectively planning and organizing the implementation of complex and lengthy assignments involving coordination of people within and outside of WCER.
  • Ability to follow UW travel policies and procedures.

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.


WIDA Summer Research Internship in Language Assessment 2018

WIDA offers summer research internships in language assessment to graduate students. Interns will participate in WIDA Assessment research projects and collaborate with WIDA researchers on projects that address academic language development in the K-12 context.

The WIDA Assessment Team pursues a validation research agenda that supports the WIDA suite of language assessments, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, WIDA Screener, and WIDA MODEL. Interns may contribute to various aspects of this research agenda, such as study design, data collection and analyses, manuscript/report authoring and review, and presentation of findings. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods projects may be assigned to interns, depending on the background of qualified applicants. Interested applicants may also participate in test development activities, such as content reviews. Specific projects will be assigned to each intern, based on individual interests and strengths at the beginning of the internship.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Notification of Decision: April 1, 2018
  • Internship Dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018 (Dates are somewhat flexible)

Compensation: Paid internship with a competitive hourly salary (interns typically work 30 hours per week)


  • Full-time enrollment in a doctoral program related to language assessment
  • Completion of a minimum of two years of coursework toward a doctoral degree, prior to beginning the internship

Application Procedure: Submit the following via email to widainternships@wcer.wisc.edu

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Graduate Transcripts
  • Contact information of two academic/professional references

Selection: Interns will be selected based on their scholarship and alignment of research interests with current WIDA assessment research agenda. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to phone interviews.

Contact: For more information, contact widainternships@wcer.wisc.edu