New Meridian is looking for a curious, passionate and hard-working graduate student to serve as the company’s first assessment design and development intern this summer.

The remote graduate internship, which pays up to $8,000 over the course of eight 40-hour workweeks, is open to students pursuing a doctoral degree in education, educational measurement, curriculum or related fields. 

“We are looking for someone with a sincere interest in learning how to develop assessments that are fair and valid while engaging to diverse student populations,” said Terran Brown, vice president of assessment design and development. “Summer internship played a pivotal role in my academic and career development. They opened my mind to an array of new possibilities. We feel this is one of those opportunities.”

New Meridian is a nonprofit driven by our mission to advance the quality of public education for all students. We do this by designing assessments that focus on the skills that matter most: critical thinking, deep understanding, and the ability to communicate ideas effectively. Our commitment to equity is absolute.

Accordingly, the focus of this year’s internship program will be on culturally relevant practices for formative and summative assessments. New Meridian’s intern will join Brown’s team, which is responsible for creating the company’s innovative suite of assessment products, to support data collection, conduct literature reviews, draft reports, develop conference proposals and address other important needs.

“This is the kind of internship that will bridge the gap between academia and industry,” Brown said. “We are looking for a student who wants to work hard, learn about cutting-edge assessments and have tangible accomplishments at the end of the summer.”

Requirements and Application

The deadline for application is March 15 of this year and the internship will run from June 6 through July 29, with a regular schedule of 40 hours per week. 

Applicants must be doctoral students with a strong interest in research that impacts student learning and expertise or interest in assessment design. Preference will be given to students with at least two years of doctoral-level coursework completed. International students are welcome to apply with appropriate curricular practical training (CPT) authorization.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate school transcripts; two signed letters of recommendation from an advisor or professor with knowledge of your work; and a cover letter detailing your interest in culturally relevant assessment practices and how they meet the requirements of this internship.

Those interested in filing an application can visit our Careers Page for more details.