The LSA is seeking applications for the position of Student Intern as part of our Secretariat staff team for the Spring 2021 semester (January - 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.

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.

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 offices as necessary. A private office is available to the intern for their exclusive use, if desired.

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. We are continuing to conduct a fundraising drive to solicit contributions to restore the stipends for the Summer semester. For more details, please click here, or to make a donation immediately, click here

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

Position Description

Assist the LSA Secretariat with the following projects:

  • website content management and development
  • research and information gathering on a variety of topics (not scholarly in nature)
  • database management, including the analysis of data inputs for the LSA's Annual Report on the State of Linguistics in Higher Education
  • representation at meetings and conferences in the DC metro area
  • preparing summaries and analysis of reports and other materials
  • assisting with clerical support
  • develop and execute one long-term project of particular interest to the incumbent

* 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 12 weeks.