ACTFL is seeking one intern to work in the area of assessment development and research. The intern will spend two-thirds of the internship assisting with a variety projects related to ACTFL assessments and one-third of the internship period focusing on research-related activities. Part of the internship will be administrative, in addition to the activities and tasks aligned with the critical mission of the department. The Intern will receive a $2000 honorarium and will work remotely 20 hours per week for eight weeks (June 8 – July 30, 2021). Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Intern position activities and tasks may include any or all of the following:
Prepare materials for use in research studies,
Author technical reports based on ACTFL data and research,
Conduct item performance analyses for review of existing test content,
Perform statistical analyses using software applications,
Organize and document assessment resource materials,
Contribute to the development of assessment instruments,
Assist with the design and piloting of new item types,
Edit and proofread reports,
Contribute to other projects critical to the mission of the department.
Candidates must be a currently enrolled college/university student pursuing a degree, specialization, or minor in a language education, linguistics, or assessment-related program. Recent graduates may also be considered.
Additional qualifications include:
Proficiency in English and one or more world languages,
Experience in world language teaching and/or testing preferred,
Familiarity with ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the suite of proficiency and performance tests currently offered by ACTFL,
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills,
Strong organization, planning, and time management skills,
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively, and collegially,
Adept use of Microsoft Office Suite required to create reports, graphs, tables, and presentations.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should review the full position description and apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include:
Resume/CV submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
We will request references or letters of recommendation further on in the process; please keep that in mind.
Providing vision, leadership, and support for quality teaching and learning of languages, ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 13,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their learners. It is where the world’s educators, businesses, and government agencies go to advance the practice of language learning.
ACTFL’s professional development and career resources, events, networking opportunities, publications, research, assessment tools, support and promotion of standards, and advocacy elevate understanding and support for the value of language learning at all levels of instruction.
ACTFL’s work as a trusted, independent center of excellence empowers educators to prepare learners for success in a 21st-century global society; helps government agencies build language capacity in the U.S. and abroad; and connects businesses with the resources and relationships they need to succeed.