Assessment for Learning Intern
 San Francisco, CA

Requisition Number: ASSES01591

WestEd is a nonpartisan, nonprofit agency that conducts and applies research, develops evidence-based solutions, and provides services and resources in the realms of education, human development, and related fields, with the end goal of improving outcomes and ensuring equity for individuals from infancy through adulthood. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Georgia, and Washington, DC, to Arizona and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

Throughout WestEd’s over 50-year history we have maintained a strong commitment to staff diversity. Individuals of different ethnicities, races, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations, as well as from different cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, work at all levels of the organization. We value the range of perspectives provided by this diverse workforce and the ways in which those perspectives enrich and inform our agency and the work we do. Read more about WestEd’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Internship Overview:

WestEd is looking for an intern to conduct work with the Assessment for Learning team. This work will primarily involve supporting WestEd’s Formative Assessment team to organize and plan professional learning. Depending on the candidate’s experience, work tasks may also focus on conducting literature reviews focused on formative assessment, English learner, and learner agency.

With the guidance of WestEd staff, the intern will help with the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the development of tools and products, including supporting the development of online learning resources
  • Conduct reviews and synthesize research to contribute to literature review
  • Contribute to survey design and implementation
  • Code and analyze qualitative data


The intern should be an excellent writer and researcher with prior experience in reading academic articles, synthesizing information, and analyzing data. The intern should also have an interest in student agency, assessment for learning, and school leadership. The internship is intended to be 30 hours per week during the summer and may lead to a part-time position in the fall. The intern should be prepared to start in July.

SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING THE WORK LOCATION OF THIS POSITION - Currently, all staff at WestEd are working from home until further notice. Once we return to offices, this position will be based in one of WestEd’s offices. Candidates can submit a request to work from home.

Application Process:

Please submit your resume, a cover letter expressing interest in the position, and a description of your prior experience(s) with reading academic articles and conducting literature reviews. Also, please indicate your dates of availability, contact information for three references (including phone number and/or email addresses), and a writing sample that highlights your research skills. Please submit all application materials in one Microsoft Word document or PDF file.