American Institutes for Research

I/O Psychology Internship (Master's Degree or Ph.D.)

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Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.


AIR is seeking an I/O Psychology Researcher Intern for our 2021-2022 Fall to Spring Internship Program. For at least the Fall semester, the Internship Program will be virtual to ensure the safety of our interns and staff. That means that interns will be working from their remote locations and will receive an AIR issued laptop to complete project work. The virtual program is a 4-8 month, part time paid internship that provides various learning and networking opportunities intended to help interns enhance their skillsets 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 and administer surveys
  • Develop an understanding of client needs


  • Currently seeking a student in an I/O Psychology master’s or 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.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.
  • Effective communicator
  • Fundamental understanding of job analysis and test development
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software)
  • Data visualization skills preferred, Tableau experience a plus.

Candidates must be eligible to work for our U.S. AIR offices for the duration of the internship.


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.


AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 




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