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CaMLA Internship Program

The CaMLA internship program provides professional training and research opportunities for English language teaching professionals and graduate students. Successful applicants will work closely with CaMLA teams on English language assessment tasks and projects that are appropriate to their interests and skills.

The Two Internship Strands

Assessment Internships

Interns will be involved in activities relating to the design and construction of language assessments. These can include item writing and review, quality assurance activities, and test development projects.

Research Internships

Interns will work with CaMLA researchers and will contribute to a variety of test review and research activities. They will have an opportunity to learn about research design, data collection and analysis, and the documentation of results.

The specific content and goals of each internship will be determined on an individual basis.

Duration and Funding

Internships will take place from May through August. The length of each internship will be dependent upon its content and goals, but internships are typically 8 to 12 weeks of work. CaMLA will provide a salary of up to $1500 per month, pro-rated for the length of the internship.

Important Dates

Monday, November 10, 2014 Announcement of program
Friday, January 30, 2015 Deadline for applications
Monday, March 16, 2015 Notification of results


Applications are welcome from English language teaching professionals with an interest in second or foreign language assessment and graduate students who are studying linguistics, foreign language assessment, education, psychology, psychometrics, or related fields. In accordance with INS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

Application Process

Applications must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015. Applications should be completed using the online application form and must include:

  • Applicant name and contact information
  • Curriculum vitae (graduate students should submit a school transcript)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Contact information for two academic/professional references

If you have any questions, contact us at research@cambridgemichigan.org.

Internship Application Form


Evaluation Criteria

The main criteria for selection will be an applicant's qualifications and experience, as well as matching interests with current CaMLA priorities. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview.

Funding Conditions

Successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States. All interns will sign a nondisclosure agreement at the start of the internship. If interns participate in research projects, they will also sign an agreement that confirms the security of data and materials, as well as the terms and conditions governing the publication of the results of the research.

Interns must also submit a report of their work at the end of their internship.

Frequently Asked Questions about CaMLA's Internship Program