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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 experience.byu.edu
  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 nicole_bay@byu.edu. (office 3019 JFSB).

Current Job and Internship Opportunities
Library Reference Assistant
Student Editor
Research Associate
Semantic Analysis Specialist
Technical Writer Intern
Linguistics Data Analytics Manager
Y Magazine Internship
Typesetter for Chiasm
Cumorah Academy Internship

BYU Library: Humanities and Music/Dance Reference Assistant

Duties include: staff both the Humanities and Music & Dance help desks; help patrons with research and other information needs; help patrons with questions and problems concerning computer software applications, scanners, copiers and printers; check out library materials; assist librarians with special projects such as creating bibliographies, source checking, collection assessments, setting up displays, and searching catalogs.

Job ID: 115984 (yjobs.byu.edu > Student Jobs)

Student Editor for BYU Continuing Education

Are you looking for an editing job in a professional setting? The Editing Services team at BYU Continuing Education is now hiring. Student editors may work on any combination of online courses, video closed captioning and transcripts, blog content, and marketing copy. Marketing content writers are also needed (see Student Jobs website for description). Students can opt to work on different types of content and can earn internship credit as part of their work experience. Training is provided.

Start date: Ongoing
Location: 328 Harman Building
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/hour and up with applicable minor/major
Course level preferred for Editors: ELANG 350 or equivalent experience/aptitude (test required)
Tech skills: Ability to learn new software and processes quickly

Please send questions or your resume and cover letter to ceediting@byu.edu. Thank you for your interest!

Research Associate at Transcendent Endeavors

A remote-friendly research position with Transcendent Endeavors, a company dedicated to improving quality of life for underserved populations. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare research and evaluation materials such as surveys, interview protocols, observational protocols, instructions to participants, and consent forms
  • Execute research study protocols both remotely and onsite at schools or healthcare institutions including data collection through surveys, interviews, child assessments, and classroom observations (including video recordings)
  • Foster relationships with preK-12 educational institutions, community-based organizations, and healthcare facilities to pilot new products
  • Conduct data coding, cleaning and analysis; assist with publishing research findings and presenting case studies at conferences

Semantic Analysis Specialist at Beehive AI

This is a part-time data entry ("labeling") position focused on semantic analysis. Employees will read through sets of data in our response corpus and "label" data with semantic information in order to train an Artificial Intelligence model.

Technical Writer Intern at Zions Bancorp

Linguistics Data Analytics Manager

The School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics (SLCL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a Linguistics data analytics manager who will manage statistical techniques and the development of data analytics that support the research of faculty and graduate students affiliated with SLCL linguistics laboratories.

Y Magazine Internship

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 professional, 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). $14.00 per hour, 20 hours per week, flexible schedule. Internship credit available.

Typesetter for Chiasm

Chiasm, BYU’s undergraduate journal of neuroscience is looking to hire a student to typeset their upcoming volume. Knowledge of InDesign is required and a basic understanding of APA format is preferred. If interested, please contact aubreymoedl@gmail.com.

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 iain.saunders@cumorahacademy.org including a reference and your resume with your email or visit cumorahacademy.org 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.

Handshake Tutorial

Handshake helps you discover employers, find internships and employment, gain access to career counselors, connect with other students and alumni, ask questions, find events, and more!