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Jobs & Internships

Earning Academic Credit for 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 Professor 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 Professor Bay
  2. Submit the student internship application on
  3. Meet with Professor 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 and Internship Opportunities
Editor at BYU Continuing Ed
Summer Advertising Internship
Editor for Studia Antiqua
Editorial Intern at BYU Studies
Technical Editor and Grant Writer
Editing Internship
Cumorah Academy Internship
Faculty Publishing Service

Editor at BYU Continuing Education

Are you looking for an editing job in a professional setting? One that includes fun, food, paid training, and social interactions? If so, we want you to apply!

The BYU Continuing Education Editing Team is now hiring for winter semester. Student editors may edit any desired combination of online courses, video closed captioning and transcripts, articles, emails, and/or other marketing copy. Students can earn internship credit as part of their work experience. Training is provided.

Start date: January 2023
Location: Harman Building (770 E University Parkway)
Fall and winter work hours: 10–20 flexible hours per week
Hours during spring, summer, and school breaks: Up to full time
Pay: $14–15.75/hour with applicable minor/major
Course level preferred: ELANG 350 or equivalent aptitude
Tech skills: Ability to learn new software and processes quickly
Time commitment: 6 months or longer

Please send questions or your resume and cover letter to Thank you for your interest!

IPG Health - Summer Advertising Internship

IPG Health’s Bold Beginners Internship Program is designed to offer college students the opportunity to learn about a career in healthcare advertising. Interns will work in real-world business situations, attend seminars on the different aspects of the industry and learn about the inner workings of an agency. You will:

  • Copyedit, proofread, and fact check utilizing electronic routing system
  • Become an editorial wizard by learning best practices to achieve maximum efficiency and quality control
  • Apply your writing skills to the industry by learning how to tailor the editorial review to meet brand team and client expectations
  • Attend status and startup meetings to contribute to timeline development and learn how to work with a cross-disciplinary group effectively
  • Learn how to own the process of generating and updating individual brand style sheets
  • Brush up on your medical terminology, AMA style, and FDA/OPDP regulations so you can speak (and write) pharma like a pro!

Editor for Studia Antiqua

Studia Antiqua is BYU's student journal that publishes polished undergraduate papers relating to the study of the ancient world. Beginning in December, we are in need of a new student editor to train and replace our current editor-in-chief.

Editorial Intern at BYU Studies

BYU Studies is the university’s premier scholarly journal. We are a multidisciplinary journal also, so our interns and editors get a rather broad education through their work. We are also about as particular as a journal can be.

Our two editorial interns are graduating next month, so we are looking to hire two interns for winter semester. We like our interns to have completed ELING 350 before we hire them. Hirees would be involved in source checking articles, copy editing, and final formatting (going through a checklist of frequent typographical mishaps) before we go to press. They might also have the opportunity to write a book notice or two. The pay would start at about $14/hour.

If you are interested, contact Roger Terry at 801-422-8691 or at We give a one-hour editing test to determine the level of your skills and how good your eye for detail is.

Technical Editor and Grant Writer- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible work schedule; 15-20 hours per week
  • The position is in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for grand editing (and some writing, outlining, and other related tasks), but no grant writing or STEM experience is required

To apply, contact Sarah Fletcher at with a résumé

BYU Religious Studies Center - Editing Internship

Find information about this paid internship in the flyer below. If you're interested, please send a resume and letter of introduction to, following the instructions in the flyer.

Cumorah Academy Internship

Cumorah Academy needs interns to work for three months on campus in the beautiful Czech countryside near Prague. If you’re willing and able to teach 18 – 24 hours a week to young single adults with varying English ability, we’ll pay for your flights, provide accommodation and food, and give you $120 per week spending money.

We have 2 positions each Fall, Winter and Spring Semester. If you’re interested, email including a reference and your resume with your email or visit for more information about the school.

Further Resources

Handout: What can I do with a degree from a linguistics program?
Career options for linguists beyond academia: Linguistics Career Launch (Website / YouTube presentations)

Still can't find the job you're looking for? Check out these external resources for linguistics jobs:

BYU Internship Office

Visit for more information about internships and how they benefit you as a student.

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