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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
Textbook Editor
BYU Brand & Creative
Library Reference Assistant
Academic Editorial Assistant
Creators_Sandbox Content Writing Internship
Media Assistant Manager
Book Editing Intern

Textbook Editor at Nomen Global

We are looking for someone with a strong grasp of English grammar and a passion for education publishing. Our company, Native English, has been developing English curricula for ESL students over the past 20 years. Now, we need editors with sharp eyes to help us as we develop and publish our 1,800 hours of material into a collection of digital ESL textbooks. As an editor, you will be responsible for reviewing the material in each textbook. Since textbook layouts are far more complex than most books, this is a great opportunity to develop unique and marketable skills. If interested, please email caleb.williams@nomenglobal.com to schedule an interview.

Competitive pay starting at $13/hr, 20 hrs a week, start immediately.

BYU Brand & Creative Editorial Internship

BYU Library Humanities & Music/Dance Reference Assistant

  • Staff both the Humanities (Level 5) and Music & Dance Help Desks (Level 4)
  • Learn and use reference negotiation skills and research strategies to provide research assistance in the subject areas of art & art history, classics, film & media, folklore, humanities, languages, linguistics, literature, music, dance, theatre, and communications
  • 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

BYU Job ID: 112812

Editorial Assistant at the Western North American Naturalist (BYU Academic Journal)

The Western North American Naturalist is a quarterly academic journal produced at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. The journal publishes original, peer-reviewed research about the natural history of plant and animal species throughout western North America.

Job Description: Employee’s main responsibility is to manage the review process for all manuscripts being considered for publication. Specific duties and additional tasks include assisting associate editors, authors, reviewers, and subscribers in using the journal’s web interfaces; tactfully reminding volunteer subject experts about their project commitments; informing authors of editorial decisions; scheduling and preflight editing of accepted manuscripts; preparing figures and tables for layout; copyediting; managing the subscriber database; and responding to purchase requests.

BYU Job ID: 112830

Creators_Sandbox Content Writing Internship

Attention Future Content Writers! Want to spend the next year working on your own startup? AND get course credit for it? AND get free breakfast on Fridays?

Gain real world writing experience by joining a team of software engineers, UX Designers, and product managers to launch and promote your own product. You’ll even have a chance to present your product to angel investors at the end of the year!

The students chosen will receive 3 credits of internship for Fall and plus another 3 credits for winter. (HColl 494: Humanities On-Campus Experiential Projects and Engl 394R: Advanced Professional Writing)

Contact Professor Jon Balzotti by August 23rd to apply for a spot with creators_ Sandbox! (To apply send a copy of your resume along with a writing sample to balzotti@byu.edu)

Digital and Print Media Assistant Manager for BYU Humanities

Are you a gifted writer who loves communicating through the written word and developing communication strategies? Do you thrive in helping student writers, editors, copyeditors, and creatives improve their craft and create stunning messages?

The Digital and Print Media Assistant Manager is responsible for supervising the production of professional media for the College of Humanities departments and organizations. This position makes you a key member of the Digital Media and Communications team (DMaC) of the College of Humanities. The ideal candidate will have training in writing, editing, and graphic design similar to a graduate in the editing and publishing major with a minor in communications or journalism.

BYU Job ID: 111747

Book Editing Intern

Angela Eschler of Eschler Editing is looking for an editing intern for a writing friend who needs help organizing and finalizing two fiction novels: one romance and one sci-fi. The intern should have completed ELang 410R with a focus on editing fiction. Please send a resumé and two editing samples to Angela Eschler at angelaeschler@gmail.com.

Current Job and Internship Opportunities (cont.)
Macmillan Internships
PR Writer
Assistant Editor, Church Historian's Press
ESL Teacher
Y Magazine Internship
Washington Seminar Internships
Cumorah Academy Internship

Macmillan Publishers Internships

Macmillan Publishers is offering a wide variety of internships in Fall 2022, in areas such as Editorial, Marketing/Digital Marketing, Publicity, Art & Design, Sales, Managing Editorial, Production Editorial, Trade Production (Adult & Children’s), Publishing Operations, Podcasting, Speakers Bureau, Creative Services & Communications/Author Events, Ad Promo, Legal, Human Resources, DEI, Information Technology/Infrastructure, Sustainability, Subsidiary Rights, and Finance & Accounting.

McKay School of Education Public Relations Writer

Want to improve your writing skills? Interested in writing for newsletters and a magazine? Want to create strong articles on alumni and features on issues in the educational world? Hoping to improve editing skills? Come work with professionals who will mentor and help you grow. Join a team of fun and creative students. The office is on campus with the McKay School public relations team.

Pay is at least $13 to $14 an hour, depending on experience. Work up to 40 hours a week in the summer and 20 hours in fall and winter semesters.

Send resume and portfolio to cindy_glad@byu.edu.

Assistant Editor, Church Historian's Press (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The Church History Department seeks an Assistant Editor to help with the important work of publishing the digital edition of The Joseph Smith Papers and other publications from the Church Historian’s Press. This position is based at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City and may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Editor will be preparing documents from the Financial Records series of the Joseph Smith Papers for online publication. In this capacity, the Assistant Editor identifies the relevant historical documents and develops a schedule for publishing them; transcribes and encodes documents in XML, as well as supervises the transcription work of others; stylizes the documents in accordance with the project’s style guide; prepares digital images of documents for online publication; edits associated editorial content; and ensures that the final product is ready for digital publication.

BYU Editing and Publishing students have had success being placed in such positions, particularly those who have taken DIGHT 315 and become familiar with XML encoding and the Oxygen XML software.

ESL Teacher

Part-time ESL teacher at Asian Association of Utah. TESOL certificate is required. This position is for class 3, which involves teaching three days of in-person class per week and two days of teaching on Zoom. Total hours are 17.5 per week including preparation time. It starts at $18 per hour and includes benefits of sick leave, vacation and paid holidays. Please contact Sheri Bodily at 801-706-7566 or email Sherib@aau-slc.org. Position starts August 1, 2022.

Y Magazine Internship

Y Magazine, BYU's quarterly publication for alumni, students, and friends of the university, is seeking journalistic interns to write news articles, conduct interviews, edit text, and more. Wage is $13.50 per hour, 20 hours per week, flexible schedule.

Washington Seminar Internships

1 – Broadband Breakfast Media is seeking intern applicants for Fall 2022. Broadband is a fun internship with a really deep skill development, including authoring articles and developing awareness on technology and policy development. Interested students should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and two 800 word writing samples on any topic. Email to Drew Clark, drew@breakfast.media.

2 – By Women for Women offers a unique internship experience with networking and mentorship. Founded by a BYU alum, this internship allows students to develop strong writing skills, teamwork, and helping to increase the stories of Latter-day Saint women. By Women, For Women is a non-profit organization on a mission to amplify Latter-day Saint women’s voices, stories and impact. We are fostering a network and community of support amongst Latter-day Saint women in Europe so they can connect and navigate faith within their various cultures, communities and families. Send a cover letter and resume to contact@bywomenforwomen.org to apply.

Each of these internship openings will qualify for internship credit, as well as low cost housing in the DC area, 6-12 credit hours, and grant funding ranging between $400 - $2600+ for the semester. All opportunities are open to all majors.

Students majoring in the College of Humanities can also apply for Humanities Experiential Learning funding.

For more information on these internship opportunities, visit the Washington Seminar office in 945 KMBL to talk with Lisa or look through our internship database.

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

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