INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY with the Linguistic Society of America.

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies has become aware of an internship opportunity with the Linguistic Society of America. Please see the information below from the LSA about the details of the internship and how to apply.

Dear Student Members of the LSA: 

The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern for the Spring 2021 semester (Jan – May*). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital.  This part-time position involves 18 hours of work per week performed virtually from a remote location of the intern’s choosing. The LSA office in Washington, DC remains partially open, with staff working remotely on most days, and some presence in the office as necessary. A private office is available to the intern for their exclusive use, if desired.

Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. Please see the position description below for additional details. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.

The LSA is pleased to offer a stipend of $3,500 for the Spring semester, thanks to the many generous donations made to the special contribution fund established for this purpose. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/ professional references to:, subject line: “LSA Internship Application.” The deadline for full consideration is November 29, 2020.

* Precise start and end dates are flexible, depending on the applicant’s academic schedule, but the duration of the internship should be no less than 10 weeks.

Position Description

Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:

  1. website content management and development
  2. research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)
  3. database management, including the analysis of data inputs for the LSA’s Annual Report on the State of Linguistics in Higher Education
  4. representation at virtual meetings and conferences
  5. preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials
  6. assisting with clerical support
  7. develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent