Writing Scoring Internship

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is seeking an intern to support the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs project. This project involves the development of a writing scoring rubric for a large-scale standardized test of English language proficiency.

Tasks may include collecting, organizing, and tracking written responses and their scores; attending meetings; preparing materials for range finding activities and scoring workshops; recruiting for and preparing for pilot activities; drafting written explanations and rater training materials; and other tasks as assigned.

This internship position is funded for up to 15 hours per week at $24.60-27.06/hour from July 2022 through June 2023. This position is remote and requires some availability during CAL’s regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Eastern), with flexibility. The successful candidate will be a graduate student in a relevant field (e.g., applied linguistics, TESOL, language assessment); have excellent communication skills; the ability to work independently in a fast-paced remote environment; and resourcefulness in developing processes with meticulous attention to detail. Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Access, and/or familiarity with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework would be a plus.

Please note that candidates must be eligible to work and reside in the U.S. Interns may work from locations outside of Washington D.C., Maryland, or Virginia; however, this position is not open to candidates residing in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, or the U.S. Territories.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and your resume to tbitterman@cal.org by Sunday, July 10th. If selected as a finalist, you will also be asked to provide contact information for two professional references as well as your transcripts.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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