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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 Dr. 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 Dr. Bay
  2. Submit the student internship application on
  3. Meet with Dr. 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 3019 JFSB).

Current Job & Internship Opportunities
RWC Writing Consultant
Communications or Public Relations Intern
Technical Editor at the University of Kentucky
Provo City School District Inst Asst 4/Adult ESOL
Family Search Taxonomy & Ontology Intern
Electro-Holography Group Editor/Project Manager
History Department Receptionist

The BYU Research & Writing Center is hiring students from all majors to work as writing consultants for the Winter 2022 semester.

RWC writing consultants support students from across the university with their various writing projects. If you are interested in joining a dynamic community, strengthening your writing and communication skills, improving your resume, and helping your peers improve as writers, then this is the opportunity for you.

To learn more and apply, visit

Apply by Tuesday, November 2.

Questions? Stop by the Info Open House at the RWC (3340 HBLL) on Wednesday, October 27 from 4-5:30 pm or Thursday, October 28 from 11 am - 12:30 pm.

Communications or Public Relations Intern - Summer 2022

Southwest will provide a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

This Summer Internship is: 

  • May-August, 12 weeks  
  • In Dallas, Texas at our Headquarters Building  
  • Full-time, 40hrs a week M-F during normal business hours  
  • Workplace flexibility depends on the Team – we expect the Intern’s schedule of onsite/remote work to mirror that of their Team. The majority of roles will allow for occasional remote work.  
  • Interns will receive any needed equipment, such as a laptop, for the internship as well as a living stipend and internet stipend paid out one time on your first paycheck (less applicable taxes). 

Progress towards degree, major, or minor in a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Emerging Media Marketing, Business, or related field required.
Minimum Sophomore status.
To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full time student (minimum 12 credit hours).
Maintained 3.0 or above cumulative GPA.


  • Communications related work experience preferred (part-time jobs, internships, etc).
  • Writing experience preferred (school newsletter, business, or creative).
  • Experience writing Press Releases.
  • Experience with Editing Communications preferred.
  • Experience using the AdobeSuite a plus.
  • Experience with PhotoShop is a plus.
  • Leadership experience is a plus.
  • Participation in trade/industry organizations, community involvement, and/or school clubs preferred.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Experience with Media Management tools such as Cision is preferred for External Communication Team
  • Experience with Social Media Measurement Tools is preferred.
  • Knowledge and skills in using social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) preferred for External Communication Team
  • Experience using Documentum (or other content management system) is a plus.

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must possess a strong proficiency of the English language, including superior grammar, spelling, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to write in the Brand Voice.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Understanding of the airline/travel industry is a plus.
  • Possess a strong understanding of how Customers and Employees use communication channels to communicate with the Southwest brand.
  • Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as part of a Team.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Must have ability to comprehend, proofread, and edit a variety of documents with a keen eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must handle confidential and sensitive information with the utmost professionalism.
  • Must be able to present self well to meet public and have the ability to present in large or small settings. Public speaking skills and/or experience a plus.

Time Commitment:
Full-time, 40 hours/week. M-F during normal business hours.

$18 hourly + flight privileges.

This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building. Interns will be able to work a hybrid schedule that mirrors their team.

Geoscience Editor

The Kentucky Geological Survey is seeking an editor. Their primary responsibility will be editing a wide range of manuscripts, abstracts, contract reports, maps, presentations, proposals, and other documents for grammar, spelling, clarity, readability, and consistency with KGS and/or other publication style guidelines. They will be able to effectively advise KGS staff about scientific communications and technical writing best practices, including presenting occasional internal seminars or workshops on relevant topics. They will also be responsible for designing and laying out KGS publications, tracking manuscripts through the KGS publication process, and maintaining the KGS publication database. The position includes an expectation of, and support for, continuing professional development and active involvement in appropriate technical communications or editing communities.

This is a full-time position for the University of Kentucky.

For more information and to apply, visit University of Kentucky Applicant Site | Geoscience Editor (

Provo City School District Inst Asst 4/Adult ESOL

The job of Inst Asst 4 / Adult ESOL is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for assessing students' English language acquisition from their native language; administering tests; planning, preparing, and presenting language acquisition lessons; maintaining student ESOL records; and serving as a resource to other school personnel requiring assistance with non-English speaking persons.

This job reports to Principal and District ESOL Director

Essential Functions

  • Assesses students for the purpose of determining progress, modifying instruction, and maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
  • Collaborates with other instructional staff (e.g. teachers, assistants, administration, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating student instruction and maximizing student achievement.
  • Implements instructional programs and lesson plans for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
  • Instructs students, individually or in groups, for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing language acquisition learning concepts.
  • Maintains a variety of electronic and written records (e.g. progress reports, program evaluations, attendance, etc.) for the purpose of tracking student progress and providing documentation for programs and interventions.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly classroom for the purpose of maximizing student achievement.
  • Monitors individual and/or groups of students for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Monitors ESOL student progress for the purpose of increasing English language acquisition.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Serves as a resource to other staff members for the purpose of increasing student success in the regular English-speaking classroom.

For more information and to apply

Family Search Taxonomy & Ontology Intern

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for a Taxonomy and Ontology intern to work with senior mentors and have the opportunity to develop search tags to link content of various types of media.

If you are an upbeat and dedicated individual who loves to work on new technologies, and you’re looking for a technical internship, keep reading!

About: This internship position represents an unusual and exciting opportunity to work for one of the largest information technology centers in the Wasatch front. This individual works with divine guidance to provide or support technology that furthers the mission of the Church and reflects the eternal impact of the gospel.

Work Schedule: This is a part-time 20 hour per week internship that is expected to last approximately 4 months. The Internship will start as soon as possible. Normal office hours are between 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

This position will be remote.

For more information, click here.

Electro-Holography Group Editor/Project Manager

Our research group on campus is ramping up our efforts to create 3D displays in air. We are writing academic papers and grants and we need help. We're looking for a student willing to do a wide range of editing, project management, and ghost-writing work.

The position is up to 20hrs a week and pay is based on year in program. Contact Daniel Smalley for more information or to apply.

History Department Receptionist

The History Department is looking for an outgoing, friendly, organized, self-starter to work as a Receptionist in our department office.  We would love to hire a student that wants to stay a while and become part of our team. 

The position is for a part-time receptionist working MW 11-5. We are looking for someone who is in Editing & Publishing and has either taken DIGHT 230 or is currently in the class.

Job ID 101361.

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