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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 4065 JFSB).

Current Jobs and Internship Opportunities
Spanish, Hebrew, and English-Speaking Linguist Consultant
Localization Project Management Internship with FamilySearch
TALL Embark Content Specialist
College of Life Sciences Writer

Productive Playhouse is an international production and language services company based in Los Angeles. They are looking for graduates with a BA or MA in Linguistics who are willing to work online to help with some of their linguistic focused projects which will contribute to research about the broader body of speech technology.
Learn more.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for interns to help expand the reach of English content to a broader multilingual audience. This would include coordinating projects and overseeing the work of volunteers and the development and management o the program to make it successful. If you decide to apply, please contact Martin Gomez (MG@familysearch.org)
Job ID# 360505
Learn more.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hiring students to work with multiple languages and help curate content for TALL Embark.
Learn more and apply.

The College of Life Sciences is looking for a news writer who is willing to interview students, faculty, and alumni, and write intriguing news articles for their magazine and online website about current research in the College of Life Science Department. To apply submit a resume and two writing samples to christina_triptow@byu.edu.
To learn more and apply.

Student Editor for the Religion Department
Editorial Internship with BYU Studies
Returned Missionary Research Recruitment Assistant
Editing Job with the BYU Continuing Education Team
Church Publication Internships

The BYU Religion Department is in need of a student editor to help with technical communication, book publishing, and scholarly publishing processes. This job will be about 10 hours a week applying general professional skills through effectively initiating and completing projects, developing professional relationships and successful teamwork, effective written communication, and data analysis and research to meet professional objectives. 
If you have questions or are interested in applying for this job email your resume to mjw5@byu.edu.

BYU Studies needs an intern who can effectively source check and copy edit footnotes and text for the BYU New Testament Commentary series. The intern will work directly with the editor for the NTC series and another copy editor. Sources are often ancient sources, Greek language sources, and sources that will require attention to detail within the text and footnote.

We need someone who can work 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible.

We strongly prefer an Editing and Publishing major, or an Editing and Publishing minor.

Have completed ELING 350.

Must have regular and consistent attendance at scheduled shift.

Learn more and apply.

Dr. Larson-Hall is looking for someone to help recruit participants in her Language Attribution study where she is studying language loss among returned missionaries who spoke Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Japanese, or Korean on their mission. This would require 10-20 hours a week emailing and contacting returned missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Pay: $20 per hour
To apply or ask questions contact Dr. Jennifer Larson-Hall (drlarsonhall@gmail.com).

Are you looking for a copyediting job in an office setting? One that includes paid training, professional development, and fun? The BYU Continuing Education editing team is now hiring. Student editors on our team work on BYU Online and BYU Independent Study course content, video closed captioning and transcripts, and marketing copy. Students can also earn internship credit as part of their work experience. Training is provided for editing and project coordination skills needed for the job. Preferred applicants have taken or are taking ELANG 350, can work for at least 6 months, and are able to learn new software and processes quickly.

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Harman Building (770 E University Parkway)

Hours during fall and winter semesters: 14-20 flexible hours per week

Pay: $14.30-$16.00/hr. to start with a relevant minor/major

If you have questions, send questions or your resume and cover letter to ceediting@byu.edu.

Church Publications is hiring now for their Summer 2024 internships. Apply by March 1 for internships with the church magazines, digital content and more. These are great paid, full-time internships. Click on the links below to learn more and to apply.

Youth Messaging Digital Editorial – 360775
Liahona Digital Content Writer/Creator - 360781
Liahona Writer/editor – 360768
The Friend Digital Messaging – 360770
YA Weekly Writer/Editor – 360782
Youth Messaging Digital Design – 360769
Liahona Design – 360771

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.

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