The Center is pleased to support an annual summer internship program advanced doctoral students in educational measurement and/or assessment/accountability policy who want the opportunity to work with the Center’s professionals on projects with direct implications for state and national educational policy.

Interns will work on one major project throughout the summer (to be negotiated between the intern and the Center mentor) and will participate with Center staff on multiple ongoing projects. The intern will have the opportunity to attend meetings and interact with numerous state assessment personnel. Interns will be expected to produce a written report, suitable for conference presentation and/or publication, as evidence of successful completion of their project.

General Qualifications

The intern must have completed at least two years of doctoral course work in educational measurement, curriculum studies, statistics, research methods, or a related field. Interns with documented previous research experience are preferred. Further, interns must document their ability to work independently to complete a long-term project. Specific qualifications are posted each year.


The internship duration is eight weeks and is located at our offices in Dover, NH for the full eight weeks. The specific term will depend on the intern’s school schedule, but generally starts the first week of June. The Center will provide a stipend as well as a housing allowance and reasonable relocation expenses


Each year, usually in January, the Center will produce a formal internship announcement with a list of project and specific application procedures. 

2020 Application