Management Intern (Selection & Assessment) - Arlington County, Virginia

24 Mar 2017 1:29 PM | Anonymous

Position Information:

Over the course of a year this intern will work under the supervision of senior staff members to apply knowledge of test measurement theories and best practices to build skills while gaining valuable work experience. This is an opportunity to provide fresh ideas and leverage smart technologies while working towards building a career path in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Human Resources.

This Recruitment and Selection Analyst Intern will focus on employee selection using a competency-based approach to test development and test administration. The intern will develop and administer public safety Assessment Centers and work simulations. The individual will conduct job analysis, and content and criterion validation studies for a variety of positions in the Fire Department and will also support career and leadership development efforts. This intern will have the opportunity to apply measurement theory, strong analytical and problem solving skills, consulting, and change management strategies to expand the use of valid, defensible, selection processes for a variety of ranks in the Fire Department. This individual should be able to work independently after receiving general guidance and direction and identify greater efficiencies through improved selection processes

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the concepts associated with test development and administration and will possess a graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related field of study.


Applicants must have received a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the past year (2016 and 2017) in a directly related area such as Human Resources, Psychology or Industrial Organizational Psychology OR currently enrolled in a Master's degree program OR must complete the requirements for a related Bachelor's or Master's degree before starting work.  Expected start date of work will be beginning of July 2017.

Note: Applicants are not expected to have professional work-related experience in the related field but must possess a thorough understanding of testing principles and theories and must have the ability to apply those theories and principles to real world situations.

For more information or to apply, please visit the job announcement on Arlington County's Careers page here:

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