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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
TALL Embark Content Specialist
Duolingo Learning Desginer
Translation Research Group Project Manager Opening
Teach English at Cumorah Academy
Language Coordinator for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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.

Duolingo is looking for a graduated linguist who loves languages and learning languages and is willing to design content for a variety of languages on Duolingo. The starting base salary for this role will be around $80,900-$155,900.
Learn more and apply.

The Translation Research Group (TRG) is looking for a student to join their team as a project manager. They are looking for students who are able to oversee the creation of a database and user interface of translation certification exam data. This student must be proficient in a second language and Python programming language. This job will start Summer term, 15-20 hours/week with $22/hour.
To apply, send a resume to Dr. Daryl Hague (daryl_hague@byu.edu) and Catherine Marshall (cem327@byu.edu).
Learn more.

Cumorah Academy is looking for creative, hard working, and fully committed students to come teach English at Cumorah Academy for 12 weeks. Teachers will receive $120/week stipend and will have an amazing experience teaching English abroad! More information.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking to hire an on-call language coordinator. Preference is given to those who have graduated with a Bachelor's degree in a language related degree. Responsibilities will include assigning translation requests, communicating with contractors, and working with translation management tools.
Learn more and apply.

EHL Grant Research Assistant
Paid Writing Internships
Political Review Openings
Teach English or Spanish in Spain
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Internships

The Electro-Holography research group is looking for someone who is willing to work a 9-5 schedule during summer writing grants. They are looking for someone with a love for writing and a willingness to learn how to write grants efficiently and effectively. For more information or to submit a resume contact Professor Daniel Smalley at smalley@byu.edu and CC Hannah Koford at hannah6731@byu.edu.
More information.

BYU’s political opinion magazine, The Political Review, is accepting applications for staff writers. Successful applicants will be able to write well, think critically about world events, and behave civilly in group discussions. Staff writer responsibilities include attending class weekly (Tuesdays at 5 PM) and submitting a monthly article for publication. This is not a paid position, but writers earn one university credit for each semester they participate in The Political Review. Applications are due June 15th. Apply online here: https://forms.gle/HwWSrGu8uiDGjCfY7 or email byupoliticalreview@gmail.com with any questions!

Meddeas works with over 300 schools around Spain and they are looking for people who want to teach in their native language in Spain. They have many options of what you can teach, with your class options ranging from teaching adults and K-12 children. This paid position does not require previous experience because paid training will be provided at the beginning and along the way. If you have any questions, email uni@meddeas.com.
More information.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for Interns during the fall semester (September-December) to help with designs, writing, and editing. Learn more and apply for the internships using the links attached for each internship position.

Full-time Paid Intern - Youth Social Media (Strive to Be) Content Creator

Part-time Paid Intern - Youth Digital Designer

Full-time Paid Intern - For the Strength of Youth Writer/Editor (Church Magazines)

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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