A core function of OAERS is matching internship and field experience opportunities in professional organizations with the learning objectives of graduate students in the Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM) at UNCG. OAERS identifies and tracks relevant internship, practicum, and field experience opportunities with professional organizations in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, and across the United States, and matches these opportunities to ERM graduate students to optimize their practical learning experiences. To this end, OAERS cultivates partnerships with professional organizations that have relevant internship opportunities. For information on how to partner with OAERS internship and field experience matching program, please visit Partner with OAERS.

Recent examples of matched internships, practicums, and field experiences include:

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools: Multiple internships and practicums pertaining to program evaluation and the evaluation of the psychometric properties of benchmark assessments used by the school district

Physicians for Peace: Internships involving the evaluation of an educational program for prosthetic and orthotic technicians based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

United Way of Forsyth County: Field experience involving qualitative and quantitative research related to place-based investment strategies in regard to increasing educational attainment and the high school graduation rate in Forsyth County.

SERVE Center: Multiple internships and practicums pertaining to the evaluation of educational programs, data analysis, and latent variable modeling.

Center for Creative Leadership: Field experience providing consultation on measurement invariance of assessments used in 360 evaluations.

Chatham County Schools: Internship providing consultation on using data to make decisions about school performance and academic programming.

Community Engagement Collaboratory: Assistantship involving data management, statistical analysis, data interpretation, and report writing.

How to Partner with OAERS

Organizations with internship, practicum, and field experience opportunities that may be appropriate for ERM graduate students are encouraged to contact OAERS to explore the possibility of becoming part of the OAERS internship matching program. If you have questions about the OAERS internship matching program, please contact us for additional information.