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Jobs & Internships

An internship is a practical work experience that synthesizes knowledge and skills learned in your BYU Linguistics and English Language classes and will enhance learning about your field.

The Internship Coordinator for the Linguistics Department is Dr. Nicole Bay. After you have arranged an internship, here are the steps for signing up for internship credit:

  1. Complete the Pre-Approval form linked below and return it to Dr. Bay
  2. Submit the student internship application on
  3. Meet with Dr. Bay to discuss the academic requirements for an internship

Once you have completed those steps, you will be allowed to register for Ling 399R. You can reach the Internship Coordinator at (office 3019 JFSB).

Current Job & Internship Opportunities
OIT Technical Writer
Freelance Editor
Grading TA for ELang 350
Rice Papers Student Editors
BYU Continuing Education Editor
Family Search Taxonomy & Ontology Intern
BYU Mckay School Student Editors

OIT Technical Writer

The User Experience (UX) team at the BYU Office of Information Technology (OIT) is looking for a technical writer to edit content for grammar and tone, write and deliver product documentation, take meeting notes, collect action items, and otherwise assist in product development. Technical Writers are advocates for the needs of the customer, and help a team prioritize end-user communication.

We are looking for someone willing to work 35-40 hrs/week during spring and summer terms, and 15-20 hrs/week during fall and winter terms, with preference given to applicants who are not graduating before 2022. Employees set their own schedule.

Interested students should apply on YJobs.

Freelance Student Editor

Phillip Freiberg is looking for an editor for a dissertation "Factors Influencing Levels of Trust in the Russian Mainstream Media News: Case of Moscow Undergraduate Students".

Word Count: 51,116
Types of Services Requested:

  • Formatting according to a style manual (APA 6th edition)
  • Other formatting issues such as colons, quotation marks, semicolons, commas, periods
  • Spacing and paragraph indentation etc.
  • Look at bibliography and see what is missing
  • Fix in text citations

Start date: Sep 20 Finished by: Sep 27
Budget: $200 USD

If you are interested, email

Grading TA for ELang 350

The Linguistics Department is seeking TA for 10 hours per week to grade work for two sections of ELang 350 Basic Editing Skills. The work will be split between two faculty members, about 75% for one and 25% for the other. Pay is $11/hour for undergraduates, $17.50/hour for graduate students.


  • Must be a current BYU student authorized to work 10 hrs/week.
  • Must have completed ELang 350 prior to Fall 2021 with a final grade of A (or have complete similar coursework at another institution).
  • Exceptional editing skills are a must.

Application Instructions

Please contact Dr. Katrina Wilkins ( with a resume and at least one editing sample (a graded homework assignment from ELang 350 is acceptable).

Position to start ASAP.

Rice Papers Student Editors

Rice Papers, the student-run journal on Asian Studies, is looking for new editors to join the team. If you or someone you know is looking for a great hands-on experience to add to your resume, then this opportunity will be perfect for you. As a student editor, you are at the forefront of the process of selecting and editing papers, generating new ideas for the journal, and making connections with other professionals as you lead in publishing the Rice Papers, which will be handed out at graduation in 2022.

If you are interested, please reach out to Pierce Bassett at with you resume and a brief summary of why you are interested in joining.

BYU Continuing Education Editor

Would you like to gain more editing experience? BYU Continuing Education’s editing team is looking to hire new student editors capable of editing course content and video transcripts for online courses (BYU Independent Study  and BYU Online). Experience with Chicago style is required. Training on HTML, copyright, accessibility, and platform-specific tasks will be provided. Further details:
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Harman Building (no remote work after August 1)
Fall and winter work hours: 10–20 flexible hours per week
Spring and summer work hours: Up to 40 hours per week
Pay: Starting at $11/hour DOE plus raises for each semester worked and promotion to team lead
Course level preferred: ELANG 350 or equivalent experience or aptitude
Tech skills: Ability to learn new software and processes quickly; problem-solving skills

Interested? Please submit your resume and cover letter to Selected applicants will be invited to our office for an in-person editing test and interview. Thank you for your interest!

Family Search Taxonomy & Ontology Intern

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for a Taxonomy and Ontology intern to work with senior mentors and have the opportunity to develop search tags to link content of various types of media.

If you are an upbeat and dedicated individual who loves to work on new technologies, and you’re looking for a technical internship, keep reading!

About: This internship position represents an unusual and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest information technology centers in the Wasatch front. This individual works with divine guidance to provide or support technology that furthers the mission of the Church and reflects the eternal impact of the gospel.

Work Schedule: This is a part-time 20 hour per week internship that is expected to last approximately 4 months. The Internship will start as soon as possible. Normal office hours are between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

This position will be remote.

For more information, click here.

BYU Mckay School Student Editors

On-Campus Internship/Job
Work in a fun and supportive on-campus office with a great team of students. Learn from professionals who love to mentor students and watch them grow. Pay depends on experience. Work 15 to 20 hours per week. Start as soon as possible.

Job Description: Edit articles, brochures, social media content, web pages, Wikipedia pieces, and more for the McKay School Public Relations team. Writing opportunities are available for those who are interested.

Qualifications: Editing & publishing major or editing minor, knowledge of Chicago style, and strong writing skills.

Send resume and portfolio to Cindy at

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