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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 4065 JFSB).

Current Job and Internship Opportunities
Ballard Brief Editor
Law and Corpus Linguistics Intern
Cumorah Academy Internship
Assistant Editor for Church History
Mango Languages
Y Magazine

Writer/Editor (Student Employee)

The Humanities College Digital Media and Communications team (DMaC)is hiring a student writer/editor for the next year. The ideal candidate would have editorial experience from the editing and publishing program. However, any student who enjoys writing and editing should apply.

Are you looking for an on-campus job this Fall? Do you want to be involved in changing the world for the better? The Ballard Center for Social Impact is seeking students interested in editing and publishing. Please take a look at the job description included below for more information. 

Law and Corpus Linguistics Intern

The linguistics department has had lots of students work as successful interns with the BYU Law schools Corpus linguistics program. They have very flexible hours and will work with your schedule. Find out more here.

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.

The Publications Division of the Church History Department is hiring an Assistant Editor. This ideally would be for a recent graduate who has an interest in editing in the Church History Department. Learn more and apply here.

Mango Languages has 2 openings for Computational Linguists. Please see the job postings below for more information and to apply. (Full time, Remote, US only)

Computational Linguist
Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer

There is quite a bit of overlap in qualifications for these positions. For candidates who would like to be considered for both positions, you can submit one application and indicate that you'd like to be considered for both in your cover letter.

Y Magazine—BYU’s quarterly publication for alumni, students, and friends of the university—offers paid editorial internships for students who are creative, teachable, hard working, dependable, and committed to working as entry-level journalists. Interns at Y Magazine get published, work in a professional atmosphere, and learn what it takes to produce a quality magazine from start to finish.

Internship openings are available immediately. Generally, we prefer our interns to stay at least two semesters (or a semester and two terms).

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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