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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
Dragonsteel Entertainment - Editorial Assistant
American Heart Association - Editor
RA for Aaron Schade
RA for Mary Jane Woodger
Editor at BYU Continuing Education
Book Manuscript Editor
Cumorah Academy Internship

Editorial Assistant for Dragonsteel Entertainment (Brandon Sanderson)

Dragonsteel Entertainment has an exciting, entry-level internship in the publishing industry for an Editorial Assistant who is motivated to work on fiction titles by Brandon Sanderson! This is a local, part-time, six-month position with in-office flexibility in scheduling. The right candidate will have a passion for publishing, a love of popular fantasy and science fiction, a familiarity with Brandon's books, and a minimum of one (1) year of related industry experience such as working on publishing at a student-run magazine (such as Leading Edge).

Assistant Managing Editor for American Heart Association

Research Assistant for Aaron Schade, BYU Dept. of Ancient Scripture

Aaron Schade of the BYU Dept. of Ancient Scripture is working on a manuscript that requires significant formatting, text boxes, layout, and editing. If you're interested in helping with this project as a research assistant, please reach out to him at aaron_schade@byu.edu.

Student Editor for Mary Jane Woodger, BYU Department of Church History and Doctrine

My student editor would apply their knowledge of editing and appropriate English language usage in a professional setting. Students would be involved in, technical communication, book publishing, and scholarly publishing, processes. They would develop and apply general professional skills through effectively initiating and completing projects, development of professional relationships and successful teamwork, effective written communication and data analysis and research used to meet professional objectives.

10 hours per week during Fall and Winter semesters. Employee will set their own hours. If interested, please send a resume to mjw5@byu.edu.

Editor at BYU Continuing Education

Are you looking for an editing job in a professional setting? BYU Continuing Education’s communications and editing team is now hiring student editors to edit online course content, video transcripts, 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!

Book Manuscript Editor

The name of the book is O Wondrous Plan: A Comparative Study of Predestination and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. The book is somewhat lengthy (about 165,000 words) and is heavily footnoted. I will complete my own pre-edit edit in about a month to six weeks. My hope is to find an editor who, in addition to watching out for grammatical and spelling errors, will also suggest changes to sentences that may be too long or awkward in wording. Also, he or she should conform footnote citations and bibliography to the U of Chicago Manual of Style. Because of the size of this project and its relative complexity, the editor should have some prior experience (be able to show me what he or she has done previously). The work will be compensated according to our prior agreement. You can call or text or email me if you have any questions.
Contact: Pete Baumgarten, (801) 885-8247, jpeterbaumgarten@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

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