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Sat Feb 01 2014

Internships: 2014 ETS English Language Learning Summer Institute: Paid Internships Available

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Jan-2014
From: Elizabeth Jenner <ejennerets.org>
Subject: 2014 ETS English Language Learning Summer Institute: Paid Internships Available
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Department: Assessment Development: English Language Learning (ELL)
Web Address: http://www.ets.org/ell/internship

Type of Work: Lang Materials Development

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Duration: 07-Jul-2014 to 15-Aug-2014
Compensation: Paid: Attractive compensation
Internship Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: The TOEFL iBT test, the TOEIC tests, and the TOEFL Young Students assessments are global measures, so ETS actively seeks candidates who can bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the work. The ELL summer internship workforce includes undergraduate students, graduate students, teachers, and professors. Interns must have a very high degree of fluency in English but do not need to be native speakers, nor do they need to be U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens must have appropriate work visas. All interns must have excellent writing skills. The work requires verbal precision and sensitivity to nuance, analytic skill, attention to detail, and receptiveness to instruction. Interns must be able to work well individually and collaboratively, carefully consider constructive feedback, and manage their time effectively to meet targets.

Description:
The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) expects to hire approximately 30 interns for the summer of 2014.

Position Overview:
ELL summer interns will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests of English language proficiency. Each intern will work on one of the following:

- TOEFL iBT® Test
The TOEFL iBT test is taken by nonnative speakers of English who are planning to apply to a college or university in an English-speaking country.

- TOEIC® Tests
The TOEIC tests are taken principally by people who need to communicate with both native and nonnative speakers of English in the context of the global workplace.

- TOEFL® Primary™ or TOEFL Junior® Tests
The TOEFL Young Students assessments are taken by nonnative English language learners at all grade levels who are studying English as part of their school curriculum, by applicants to high schools where instruction takes place in English, and by high school students preparing for college entrance.

The test development work is intellectually challenging and rewarding. The work may include:
- writing items that test knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension
- creating conversations and talks that test listening comprehension
- developing scenarios and prompts that allow candidates to demonstrate their writing, speaking or teaching skills
- analyzing curriculum and matching the curriculum with prescribed test specifications

Program Details:

The six-week program begins on Monday, July 7, and ends on Friday, August 15. Interns are expected to work 8:30–5:00, Monday through Friday, for the whole program, and will receive attractive compensation. All work is conducted at the ETS Rosedale campus in Princeton, New Jersey. Interns must provide or arrange their own housing and transportation.

Application Deadline: 30-Mar-2014

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ets.org/ell/internship
Contact Information:
Michael Krause
Email: gkrauseets.org

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