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I/O Psychology Intern - Summer 2020

American Institutes for Research

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Location: Crystal City, 18th Street South, National Landing, Arlington, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, 22202, USA Posted: Mar 13, 2020

Job Description


The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

AIR’s Professional Services team within Research and Evaluation is seeking an I/O Psychology Researcher Intern for our Crystal City, VA. office to work on projects across a variety of clients doing work related to job analysis, practice analysis, competency modeling, selection, assessment, test validation, workforce planning, workforce analytics and training. Spanning 10 – 12 weeks, AIR’s paid summer program provides Interns and Scholars with various learning and networking opportunities that enhance their skillset and build lasting professional connections.


The I/O Psychology Researcher Intern will work as part of a research team on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Perform data analysis
  • Work collaboratively on white papers geared toward new offerings for clients
  • Assist with the development of marketing materials
  • Contribute to job analysis and assessment projects
  • Develop an understanding of client needs


  • Currently seeking a student in an I/O Psychology doctoral program, with experience in a behavioral or social science research
  • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with syntax driven analyses in software programs such as R is a plus.
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Fundamental understanding of job analysis and test development
  • Ability to use PowerPoint
  • Data visualization skills preferred, Tableau experience a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. #LI-JR1

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