Internship Opportunities


National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute

Summer 2007 Internship Program
For Graduate Fellows in the NCLVI Program

The Jernigan Institute is offering two six- to eight-week fulltime internships in Baltimore, Maryland.  At least one will be dedicated to assisting with the research relative to and implementation of the NFB Youth Slam, an experiential four-day academy for blind teens focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math. The Slam will include two hundred blind teens supervised by blind mentors from around the country participating in pre and post evaluation procedures for the purpose of determining the effectiveness of such an academy and follow-up mentoring activities. To learn more about the Slam go to http://www.blindscience.org/ncbys/Youth_Slam.asp.

The second internship will be dedicated to research related to Braille literacy or another relevant research area suggested by the graduate student. Efforts will be made to provide a valuable experience that combines research content and familiarization with the NFB’s various programs and services.

Interns will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,500 and provided with housing at the NFB National Center. In addition, travel to and from Baltimore will be provided, plus the interns will receive the same travel stipend given to NFB staff for the NFB national convention to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, this summer.

Interested graduate students should apply directly to Betsy Zaborowski, Psy.D., Executive Director of the NFB Jernigan Institute, by e-mail bzaborowski@nfb.org. Interest should be expressed in the form of a letter accompanied by a vita/resume and submitted by April 1, 2007. Starting and ending dates and exact length of internships can be negotiated.

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2007-2008 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellowship and Internship Programs in Research and Development

Dear Colleague:

In September 2006 we sent you information about the 2007-2008 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellowship and Internship Programs in Research & Development (original request below) and asked you to share this information with individuals you believe would benefit from this opportunity. At this time, we are writing to ask you to inform those individuals that the application process has opened, as scheduled, and we are now accepting applications for 2007-2008.

Information and application instructions are posted on the ETS Web site at www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html. The deadline for applying is February 1, 2007.

If you have any questions about the program, please write to internfellowships@ets.org

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to provide you with information about the 2007-2008 Educational Testing Service (ETS) Fellowship and Internship Programs in Research and Development. These programs are designed to promote quality and distinction in educational measurement and related fields as well as to encourage original and significant research for scholars and graduate students. The goal of the programs is to provide talented individuals, especially women and underrepresented minority scholars and students, opportunities to carry out research under the mentorship of ETS senior research scientists and psychometricians. The ETS Fellowship and Internship programs seek scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research and who are interested in research opportunities. I would like to solicit your help in getting this information out to your colleagues and your very best graduate students and alumni/ae. I encourage you and your colleagues to identify the strong candidates at your institution as well as your outstanding alumni/ae and ask them to apply. The summer internship program has been redesigned slightly with a focus on major research activities that will occur in 2007. ETS is seeking students to participate in a wide range of areas of interest that reflect the ever-broadening role of educational measurement. Graduate students from a diverse range of disciplinary perspectives are invited to apply for the program, including those with backgrounds in statistics, psychometrics, cognitive science, learning sciences, psychology, teaching and classroom research, linguistics, policy research, and specific content areas such as mathematics and reading. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of ETS mentors in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their PhD or EdD prior to the program start date are eligible to apply. The Harold Gulliksen psychometric research program seeks graduate students who have completed their doctoral coursework and are at the dissertation stage of their program. Selected fellows will study at their universities and participate in a research project under the supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS scientist. The goal of this program is to increase the number of well-trained scientists in educational measurement, including psychometrics, cognitive science, natural language processing and disciplines of quantitative inquiry. The postdoctoral fellowship programs provide independent research opportunities to individuals who hold a doctorate in a relevant discipline such as minority issues, psychometrics, literacy, education, teaching, psychology, and statistics. ETS’s Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement is among this group of programs, which are designed to promote excellence, as well as to programs provide talented scholars an opportunity to carry out independent research under the mentorship of ETS senior researchers. Studies focused on issues facing minority students are especially encouraged. Please take a moment to consider which qualified individuals you believe would benefit from this opportunity and help ETS achieve the program's goal. Attached is a general announcement for the programs for you to share and/or post at your institution. The application process will open on November 1, 2006. At that time, information and application instructions will be posted on the ETS Web site at www.ets.org/research/fellowships.html.  The deadline for applying is February 1, 2007.If you have any questions about the program, please write to internfellowships@ets.org. Thank you in advance for your assistance and support of the program.

Fellowships and Internships ETS Fellowship and Internship Programs ETS Research & Development is not yet accepting applications for the programs listed below for the 2007 cycle. Applications will open in November 2006. The ETS Fellowship and Internship programs seek scholars who either hold a doctoral degree or who are enrolled in a doctoral program in the field of educational research and who are interested in research opportunities. Summer Program in Research for Graduate Students Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of an ETS mentor in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a full-time doctoral program and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their PhD or EdD on or before the program start date are eligible to apply. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Up to three fellows are selected and invited to conduct independent research. Candidates must hold a PhD or an EdD. The fellowship is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year by mutual agreement. Sylvia Taylor Johnson Minority Fellowship in Educational Measurement One fellow is selected to conduct independent research. Candidates must have received their PhD or EdD within the past ten years. The fellowship is for a period of up to two years, renewable after the first year. Harold Gulliksen Psychometric Research Fellowship Program During the academic year, fellows study at their universities and conduct a research project under supervision of an academic mentor and in consultation with an ETS research scientist. During the summer, fellows participate in the Summer Program in Research for Graduate Students. The program is open to national and international applicants who are enrolled in a doctoral program and who have completed all required coursework toward the PhD. Applicants should be at the dissertation stage of their program. 

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2007 AFB Policy and Research Internship Program
AFB Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.

Invitation - The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Public Policy Center is inviting applications for the 2007 AFB Policy and Research Internship program. Located in our nation's capital, the AFB Public Policy Center strives to expand possibilities for people with vision loss by advocating the formulation and implementation of federal legislative, regulatory, legal, research, and funding priorities honoring the capabilities and unique needs of children, working-age adults, and seniors who are blind or visually impaired. The purpose of these internships is to provide highly motivated individuals with professional-level exposure to, and practice with, the public policy and policy research process and an opportunity to apply specialized knowledge and skills in a dynamic environment.

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2006 Summer AFB Public Policy Center - Washington, D.C.

Invitation - The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Public Policy Center is inviting applications for up to four 2006 Summer Policy Internship opportunities. Located in our nation's capitol, the AFB Public Policy Center strives to expand possibilities for people with vision loss by advocating the formulation and implementation of federal legislative, regulatory, legal and funding priorities honoring the capabilities and unique needs of children, working-age adults and seniors who are blind or visually impaired. The purpose of the Summer Policy Internships is to provide highly motivated individuals with professional-level exposure to, and practice with, the public policy process and an opportunity to apply specialized knowledge and skills in a dynamic environment.

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Mark Richert, Esq, Director, Public Policy
American Foundation for the Blind
820 First Street, N.E., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20002
202-408-8175 or mrichert@afb.net 
www.afb.org  

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Contributed by PAC member Dr. Betsy A. Zaborowski, Executive Director, National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute"

  • Building an Education Program at the Jernigan Institute: Reviewing Progress and Imagining the Future by Mark A. Riccobono
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