Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students

About Nambury Raju

The Measured Progress Summer Internship program is named after Dr. Nambury Raju (1937–2005), an internationally recognized scholar and consultant in the field of educational and psychological measurement. Dr. Raju, affectionately known as “Nam,” served as Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientific Advisor of the Center for Research and Service at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. Nam also served as a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology and on a National Academy of Science Committee to evaluate the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Dr. Raju authored over 150 publications and presentations, was editor or reviewer for more than 24 professional journals, and made significant contributions to the areas of reliability and differential item functioning over the course of his career.

Nam was a long-time friend of Measured Progress and served as a member of our Technical Advisory Committee. Naming the program after Nam reflects our appreciation of his commitment to teaching and his numerous contributions to the field.

If you would like to know more about Dr. Raju and his work at IIT, please watch the video below (produced in 2004) in which he is prominently featured.

Our internship program at a glance:

  • Focus is on accomplishing a research project
  • One-on- one mentoring to set goals, monitor progress, and ensure project completion
  • Opportunity to work independently or collaboratively on projects
  • Introduction to the testing industry from senior staff members

Our psychometricians serve as mentors to assist and guide interns through activities associated with their chosen research projects. At the end of the program, interns present their findings to Measured Progress research staff.


Eligible candidates are graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in a fully accredited university. Qualified candidates must have completed at least two years of full-time graduate study in measurement, psychometrics, or educational and/or quantitative psychology.


To apply, please see the Measured Progress Employment Opportunities page.