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2022 ETS English Language Learning Virtual Summer Institute:

Paid Summer Associate Positions Available

The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment and Learning Technology Research & Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) expects to hire approximately 6 summer associates for the summer of 2022. 


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

·        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. 

The test development work is intellectually challenging and rewarding. The work may include: 

writing items that test understanding of grammar, vocabulary, and listening comprehension 
· creating conversations and talks that test listening comprehension in a variety of business contexts 

·  creating multiple choice items to test understanding of listening stimuli


The program runs from July 11th through August 19th (6 weeks) for all TOEIC® Listening test. Summer associates are expected to work 8:30–5:00, Monday through Friday, for the whole program, and will receive attractive compensation. All work is conducted remotely.


The TOEIC® Listening tests are global measures, so ETS actively seeks candidates who can bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the work. The ELL Summer Institute workforce includes people from a variety of backgrounds, such as undergraduate students, graduate students, teachers, professors, and professional writers. Applicants must have completed at least some undergraduate work to be considered.

All summer associates must have appropriate authorization to work in the United States. If you do not currently have U.S. work authorization, please note: 

Some candidates who receive an offer to be a summer associate may be able to apply for a CPT or an OPT work authorization visa if enrolled at a U.S. university. Check with your university’s international student services office or program coordinator for eligibility before applying to the ELL Summer Institute. CPT visas can usually be acquired quickly, while OPT visas typically take longer. Candidates who receive an offer and who need a CPT or an OPT visa should apply for one of these visas immediately upon accepting our offer. Summer associates must have a very high degree of fluency in English but do not need to be native speakers.  

All summer associates must have excellent writing skills. The work requires: 

·       verbal precision and sensitivity to nuance 

·       analytic skill 

·       attention to detail 

·       receptiveness to instruction 

Additionally, summer associates must be able to: 

·       work well individually and collaboratively 

·       carefully consider constructive feedback 

·       manage their time effectively to meet targets 



Each of the test sections hiring for the summer is associated with a specific work sample. Directions for completing and submitting your work sample(s), along with a cover letter and résumé, are posted on the Summer Institute Web site at

Applications are due Friday, January 31, 2022. Applicants are selected mainly on the basis of their performance on the work samples. Work samples will be evaluated in February and March, and you will be notified of your status by Friday, March 18, 2022. For questions, please contact Recruiting Consultant Dave Yanchuk at

Application deadline
January 31, 2022

Applicants notified of decisions

March 18, 2022

First day of the ELL Summer Institute
July 11, 2022

Last day of the ELL Summer Institute

August 19, 2022

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"Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a skilled multi-tasker who is organized, possesses a passion for on-the-job learning, books, academia, and publishing. The Textbook Sales & Marketing (TSMA) Assistant will report to the Chief Textbook Sales & Marketing Strategist (CTSMS) working on campaigns for PUP textbooks and other PUP books used for supplemental reading, targeted to faculty teaching courses at higher education institutions. In addition to collaborating with the CTSMS, the TSMA will also partner with Editorial on the Press’s textbook program and manage an intern. This is a 12-month term position with comprehensive benefits and the option to be 100% remote. The role possesses a possibility to be converted to a continuous (permanent) role. An assessment of the long-term need for the role will be determined in the latter 6 months of the position."

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