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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 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 & Internship Opportunities
Sacred Materials Support Linguist (On-Call)
BYU Religious Studies Center Editing Internship
BYU Faculty Publishing Service Editing Internship
Humanities / Music & Dance Reference Assistant
Marketing and Promotion Intern
Praxis Business Fellowship
Pelatron Technologies Technical/Proposal Writer

Sacred Materials Support Linguist (On-Call) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Working across a variety of languages, the Sacred Materials Support Linguist role is a technical role responsible for validating and assuring consistency and quality for the most critical and sensitive translated materials, including scripture, music, and other sacred materials. You will ensure that these materials are properly archived, maintained, and preserved in safety, and you will be responsible to ensure that these materials are published accurately and without known error. To be successful, a Support Linguist needs to be proactive, customer-service oriented, and have the technical and linguistic capabilities to find solutions that improve translation quality while reducing a project's cost and duration. An On-Call Support Linguist works as needed to address workload demands, less than 20 hours per week.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in linguistics, computational linguistics, computer science, or related technical/linguistic field.*
• At least 4 years of experience in linguistics, computational linguistics, technical linguistic work, or localization.
• Working knowledge of coding/scripting, and regular expressions; proven experience creatively solving problems by writing scripts, macros and deploying tools.
• Demonstrated experience with markup languages including HTML, XML and XLIFF.
• Working knowledge of computer-assisted translation tools.
• Advanced knowledge of encoding, character sets, Unicode, UTF-8, and world writing systems.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to exercise high standards of quality while meeting tight deadlines.
• Mastery of spoken and written English (native level) and working knowledge of at least two other languages, including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and syntax. Ability to gain working knowledge of additional languages, as needed.
• Advanced knowledge of linguistic theory. Understanding of and ability to identify advanced literary figures and devices.
• Sound understanding of Church doctrine, policies, and ecclesiastical organization.
• Excellent analytical skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
• Experience working in a global team.
• Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive and deadline driven work environment.
• Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

*Students in their junior or senior year who meet the other requirements may also apply.

For more details and to apply, visit https://careersearch.churchofjesuschrist.org/Public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=327240.

BYU Religious Studies Center Editing Internship

About this Internship
• The Religious Studies Center—the publications arm of Religious Education at BYU—will be hiring two student editing interns to assist with proofreading and editing during winter semester and beyond.
• This paid internship is a great opportunity for students seeking stimulating part-time work (15–20 hours a week, up to 30 for spring and summer terms) suited to career interests in editing or publishing.
• Interns earn a graduated wage and optional university credit. Bonuses include work on projects supportive of Latter-day Saint beliefs, flexible hours, mentoring, and a campus work site.

What We Are Looking For
Preferred applicants have high grades in editing classes and experience working on campus publications. They also do well on an RSC editing test and in an interview.

How to Apply
• Applications accepted beginning Thursday, November 19, until positions are filled.
• Apply by emailing your résumé and a succinct letter of introduction to Don Brugger, Managing Editor, Religious Studies Center, at don_brugger@byu.edu.
• Please include in your résumé your overall GPA, your grades in any editing classes, and your expected graduation date. List any editing-related classes in which you are currently enrolled.
• To learn more about internship credit for this position, contact Dr. Nancy Turley, Internship Coordinator, Department of Linguistics, 4069 JFSB / 801.422.4515 / nancy.turley@byu.edu.

What to Expect from This Internship
• Personalized training and feedback
• Firsthand knowledge of editing practices, resources, and processes
• Experience in proofreading, copyediting, and collaborating with professional editors on a variety of faith-promoting publication projects

BYU Faculty Publishing Service Editing Internship

Looking for an internship with flexible hours, opportunities to be mentored, and projects that allow you to increase your publishing skills? If so, make sure to apply for an internship with the Faculty Publishing Service!

As an intern, you will work approximately 10 hours per week during fall semester and will earn approximately $11.00 per hour (depending on experience).

You’ll work on a variety of projects, such as editing books and journal articles, typesetting books and journals, creating indexes, and designing marketing materials.

The ideal intern has the following skills:

· Strong copy editing skills (you aced ELANG 350)
· At least basic substantive editing skills
· At least basic typesetting and design skills

If you’re interested in applying, please email your résumé and cover letter to Professor Suzy Bills (suzy_bills@byu.edu) by Saturday, December 2.

Humanities / Music & Dance Reference Assistant

Job description:

  • Staff both the Humanities and Music & Dance help desks
  • Learn and use reference negotiation skills and research strategies to provide research assistance in the subject areas of art & art history, advertising & PR, classical studies, communications, film & media, folklore, humanities, languages, linguistics, literature, music, dance and theatre
  • Help patrons with questions and problems concerning computer software applications, scanners, copiers and printers
  • Help patrons with other information needs
  • Perform routine tasks such as recording statistics, shelving books, dusting, and checking in new books and media
  • Assist librarians with special projects such as creating bibliographies, source checking, collection assessments, setting up displays, and searching catalogs
  • Check out library materials

For more details and to apply, visit https://hrms.byu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=50, or search job ID 103105 on the student jobs website.

Marketing and Promotion Intern

BYU alum Connor Bernal recently published a book Off Course on Amazon. He has not been able to do any marketing work as he has a current full-time job. Connor is looking for a marketing intern who will take over the marketing and promotion responsibilities for the book and help boost sales.

This role is perfect for someone who may or may not have any formal marketing experience and who is looking for an opportunity to show their impact and leadership skills. If you would like to apply, please contact Connor at connor.bernal7@gmail.com for application details.

Praxis Business Fellowship

For students interested in artificial intelligence, Praxis, a San Francisco startup driven by several BYU alumni is looking to hire an associate chief of staff and associate head of business acquisition. Representatives from the company are holding an information meeting at 5pm November 30 in TNRB 170 (register on Handshake) about the positions.

You can find a document with more details about the position here. Email josh@praxispioneering.com with any questions.

Pelatron Technologies Technical/Proposal Writer

Develop high quality proposal content for technical, management and past performance response sections. The individual must clearly convey information in accordance with corresponded annotated mock ups that result in compliant, credible and persuasive proposals. As a key member of the proposal team, the Proposal Technical Writer must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with personnel (through interviews and discussion) at all levels of the organization. Applicants should have a college degree--BS/BA, preferably in English, writing or a related field of study. Visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=af40839a-f209-4c13-9845-9e4e80bee61c&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US to apply.

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