Technical Business Analyst Intern

Job Location US-DC
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Be part of something innovative and cutting edge with a real-world impact. Join our team of more than two hundred software engineers, system architects, database engineers, graphic designers, project managers, QA analysts, and data analysts who are smart, creative, and excited by what they do.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. For nearly 70 years, we have designed, developed, and implemented large-scale assessment programs for states across the country with powerful results. AIR Assessment fuses statistics, technology, and content into powerful formative, summative, adaptive, alternate, and diagnostic assessments. These assessments help students learn, teachers teach, and parents know what is happening at school.

Our years of work and experience in software design and development has positioned us as a leader in the online testing industry and provided us the opportunity to make a positive difference in the educational systems that impact millions of students across the nation. During the 2016-2017 school year alone, AIR delivered 48 million online tests.

Some of our ground-breaking work includes:

• Design and development of large-scale state assessment services
• Development of next-generation classroom products
• Advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)
• Mobile support for the user interfaces
• Learning management systems with social media features
• User interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities
• Innovative, machine-scorable items
• Business Intelligence and Machine Learning

We are currently seeking Technical Business Analyst Interns to join Washington, DC office for the summer. The ideal candidate will start in May and work fulltime through mid-August


Staff will need to have technical knowledge to perform the following tasks:
• Execute simple to moderately complex SQL queries and analyze results
• Comprehend client specifications and requirements
• Interact with internal and external users to obtain and convey concise problem information in a professional manner by phone, email, and in person


• Currently seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
• This position requires someone with:
o Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new software and hardware
o Data processing and/or data analysis experience
o Strong communication skills
o Ability to work in a team setting
o Very detail oriented, problem-solving skills
• Must be proficient with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and other database tools.
• Knowledge of Mac/Linux/Windows Operating Systems a plus


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