NAEP Doctoral Students Internship Program

The mission of the NAEP doctoral student internship program is to advance and encourage secondary analysis and methodological developments using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). During the 10-week internship program, interns will work directly with researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) on research in one of four topic areas: Psychometrics & Statistical Methods, Process Data, Policy-Relevant Research, and Re-envisioning Quantitative Information (Data Visualization).

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Topic Areas

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Qualifications

Additional application requirements

Responsibilities

The Doctoral Student Interns will contribute to the development of statistical methods and substantive knowledge about education that inform the discussion, debate, and planning of decision-makers at national, state, and local levels who are contracted with the National Center for Education Statistics. The goal of the internship program is to advance and encourage secondary analysis and methodological developments using data from NAEP.

Specific research topics and project assignments in a primary and secondary area will be based on a consideration of applicants’ skills and interests, and NCES’s priorities. Example opportunities include presentations to the NCES client and proposal submissions to research conferences.

Internship Details

Application Process