Working at ACT

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About ACT

ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Grounded in 60 years of research, ACT is a trusted leader in college and career readiness solutions. Each year, ACT serves millions of students, job seekers, schools, government agencies and employers in the US and around the world with learning resources, assessments, research and credentials designed to help them succeed from elementary school through career. 

At ACT, Your Work Makes a Difference

ACT team members are part of an organization dedicated to an important mission: Helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Everything we do contributes to this mission, including team member events, professional development resources, community outreach opportunities, and employee benefit offerings. Helping team members achieve education and workplace success of their own advances the ACT mission on a daily basis.

In addition to a strong mission-driven culture, work at ACT is grounded in three guiding principles.

  • Holistic – We assess and appreciate each person’s unique traits and skills, to help navigate toward college and career success. 
  • Inclusive – We do everything we can to level the playing field for everyone, regardless of needs, backgrounds, or resources.
  • Transformational – We lead the industry through our research and technology, constantly evolving as an integral part of the learning process.

Learning is the Future

In 1959 ACT disrupted the assessment industry. Now we’re doing it again. This time we’re also helping people learn.

We're connecting our world-renowned assessment services to cutting-edge learning and learning analytics. More than ever before, ACT is fulfilling its mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success.

Pushing the boundaries of learning innovation begins with our people. At ACT, we call them team members because we’re all in this together. Team members turn technology and data into holistic, actionable information. Their bold risks result in life-changing education and workplace solutions.

We know transformation does not come without challenge. That’s why ACT invests in a variety of experiences for team members to strengthen their connections, explore ideas, learn from customers, and celebrate success.

When empowered team members commit to doing important work, the team becomes unstoppable.

Great Benefits

We deliver a full benefits package, and more.

ACT offers an outstanding benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, generous holidays and paid time off, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, relocation fees, and scholarships for team members’ children.

Work/Life Focus

We encourage work/life balance through flexible work arrangements.

In addition to generous leave time, ACT provides many convenience services to help you juggle your personal and professional life. We also offer flex time and other benefits to make life easier for you.

Health and Wellness

ACT is committed to helping team members thrive.

We provide a Wellness Center with plenty of equipment and showers, a nurse practitioner, fitness classes, and other activities to promote good health. Our campus is bike friendly with racks and repair stations.

Community Relations

We make community connections a part of our mission to improve lives.

ACT offers financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations throughout the nation. We encourage you to make a positive difference.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our leaders bring cross-cultural insights and a boundary-breaking perspective.

ACT team members are dispersed across the U.S. and around the world. Their multicultural and thought diversity enriches our organization and informs the solutions we’re delivering to markets where traditional borders no longer apply. We are constantly looking for talented, committed individuals - from every background - to join us in our mission.

ACT Diversity and Inclusion Policies, Notices and Other Information

ACT’s managers actively recruit, hire, train, retain, and promote employees on the basis of their qualifications and without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Notice of Availability of Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)(PDF)

Pay Transparency Notice (PDF)

State of Ohio Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement (PDF)

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.


Summer Internship Program

Helping people achieve success starts right on our own campus. We support students in their transition to the workforce by providing hands-on experience through our annual internship program.

The program allows graduate and undergraduate students to work in their field and potentially gain full-time employment based on performance and ACT organization growth.


  • Undergraduate: open to juniors or seniors
  • Graduate: must show completion of advanced coursework in area of study
  • Grade point average must be 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities
  • Exhibit excellence in and motivation for learning
  • Embrace empowerment and innovation
  • Support diversity of people and ideas
  • Value and respond to the needs of the customer

Why ACT?

  • Top 100 Internship Programs 2019
  • Paid 10-week internship
  • Meaningful projects with dedicated mentors
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Travel and housing available for those outside a 50-mile radius of Iowa City, Iowa
  • Community involvement through a group volunteer activity
  • Summer Fridays allow for group fun outings
  • Creative Class ranked Iowa City as a second “best Cities for College Grads”
  • Workforce Award from the Corridor Business Journal in the Best Internship Program for College Students Category.

Freelance Development Opportunities

ACT, Inc. works closely with educators and practitioners on development, delivery, and review projects spanning a range of disciplines and a continuum of customers (e.g., K–12, postsecondary, workforce). External experts support multiple dimensions of ACT assessment and learning products and services, including both content and fairness consulting.

Learn More About Freelance Opportunities at ACT