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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