Career Camp is starting again in June!!


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Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions. Each week we focus on a different story from the professional self-presentation genres (resume, LinkedIn summary sections, your “about me”spiels etc.). Take the time to do some reflection and discernment or gear up to hit the ground running with a newly focused jobsearch with a resume that blows their SOQs off, cover letters that speak to why THEY need you, and pocket examples that show the WHY of your work!

Want to learn more?

Questions? Contact Career Linguist

Attend a Career Camp Information Session

To sign up put “Career Camp Summer 2019 into your basket here

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summer internship oppy in Brooklyn – research

At Umbrella, we help Members 65+ care for and age in their homes by connecting them with Umbrella Neighbors — handy and skilled folks in their communities. As a user research intern, you’ll help us understand our Members and Umbrella Neighbors and their needs.

We’re looking for a summer intern, who will be on our team for roughly 10-12 weeks.


– Deepen our company and industry’s understanding of older adults 65+.

– Work across the company to help us learn more about a variety of customers we serve — our Members, Umbrella Neighbors and Umbrella Pros — through both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

– Create repeatable deliberate forums for user input and use this feedback to help the rest of the team shape digital and service products, software design, and other solutions.

– Publish your findings, positioning Umbrella as an expert for the 65+ community.


– Currently pursuing or recently graduated with a degree in HCI, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Anthropology, Information Science, or a related field

– Experience conducting a variety of user research methods both quantitative and qualitative

– A deep curiosity and empathy for our 65+ year old user.

– Enjoy helping others see and understand your research through strong storytelling

– Excel in fast paced environment with high ambiguity and rapid change needed – you make stuff happen.

– Humility. No task is too small for anyone on our team. You’re ready to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes.

– Work ethic. We have fun here – and part of fun for us is working hard toward an important goal.

Thinking about Career Camp?

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Info sessions:
Friday 5/17, 2pm pdt / 5pm edt
Friday 5/24, 2pm pdt / 5pm edt

all sessions will take place on zoom here:                   questions? Contact Career Linguist

sign up for Career Camp

What past participants are saying about Career Camp:

Thinking in terms of stories was transformative for me. I’m definitely a convert to the notion of seeing the world in stories. Before Career Camp I’d been feeling stuck. I was uncomfortable and unsure about how to interact with LinkedIn. I didn’t enjoy researching organizations. This mini-course changed the way I look at those activities; when everything is a story, everything is data. Looking at data is fun, so looking at LinkedIn can be fun, too. I now feel less stressed and more productive as I explore and apply.  

  • Career Camp participant

In the space of a month, with just a few hours of work each week, I learned as much useful information as I’ve learned in many a previous semester long class. What surprised me most about Camp was how enjoyable it was to chat with other students (campers?) each week. How can a group video chat with strangers feel like a campfire with friends? I don’t know, but I liked it! I learned from other people’s stories, and felt supported in my career journey. I highly recommend this little digital bootcamp of career narratives to linguists and nonlinguistic alike!  Let Anna Marie introduce you to the wild world of stories! 

  • Career Camp participant

Upcoming work sessions on the Mighty

Attend a co-working session on the CL Mighty NetworkNeed some support or accountability for a project you are working on? Co-work with a community of linguists as part of the CL Mighty Network.

Co-Working sessions are a time to come together to make progress on small tasks. We keep the zoom line open and each person quietly works on a project of his/her choosing (with light facilitation at intervals throughout the session).

Our Regular Weekly sessions are

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8-10am PDT / 11-1pm EDT

….with additional sessions as requested/organized by members!

Read more and sign up for the CL Mighty Network here

Attend an Open House on Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

CL Mighty Network Open House

CL Mighty Network Open House

Join us to learn all about the CL Mighty

Tuesday, May 14th at 10am pdt / 1pm edt

on zoom here:


Your professional network is important,
not just when jobseeking

Your professional network can be a tremendous source of support, inspiration, and knowledge. Networks help you quickly get plugged in with resources for problem-solving as you tackle unanticipated professional challenges and questions. They are also a powerful mechanism for creating and sharing opportunities. Experience the benefit of participation in a community of linguists who are all bringing linguistics to their work.


job: Project Manager, Naming (Oakland, CA)

About Catchword

Founded in 1998, Catchword is the top-ranked naming firm in the world ( With offices in Oakland and New York, we have completed over 1000 projects, and our current clients include Amazon, Intel, GE Healthcare, NBCUniversal, PwC, Juniper, The Home Depot, Stanford Global Health, FoxNext, and many others. Company and product naming are core to what we do, but our capabilities also include naming architecture and strategy, trademark and linguistic screening, and domain-name evaluations and brokering.

About the Project Manager Position

Catchword is looking for a full-time, experienced, and highly motivated Project Manager to join the team in Oakland. In this role, you will manage naming projects, requiring effectiveness and comfort with clients, expertise in naming and branding, and strong presentation and organizational skills. You will also provide second-chair support on larger naming projects and strategy and architecture work—requiring participation in meetings, writing naming briefs, preparing Keynote presentations, and more. Above all, you will jump into the many different things that arise in a leading creative-services agency in a vibrant, fast-paced industry.


Job Responsibilities

  • Managing naming projects of all types
  • Leading client meetings and presentations
  • Coordinating projects internally–e.g., working with the creative team on name lists for client presentations, establishing project timelines, keeping clients and internal team abreast of progress to ensure a smooth process
  • Fielding new business inquiries, responding to RFPs, developing proposals
  • Writing naming briefs and working with clients to finalize
  • Assisting with naming strategies, architectures, and protocols
  • Preparing and presenting using Keynote, in person and via video
  • Conducting preliminary trademark, Google, and domain screens
  • Possibly assisting with creative name development
  • Possibly participating in social media outreach (blogging and tweeting) and contributing to website updates and content generation
  • Keeping up with industry trends in naming, branding, domains, and TM
  • Jumping in and contributing to the many things—not all part of the job description—that arise at a small but vibrant creative agency

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. degree
  • 4+ years of agency experience (naming or branding), including managing projects
  • High degree of comfort interacting with clients and presenting creative work
  • High degree of comfort working in a small office
  • Excellent communication and verbal skills
  • Creative naming experience is a big plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, G Suite, Keynote. Experience with Photoshop and/or Illustrator a plus
  • Willingness to learn trademark basics; ability to use USPTO database a plus
  • Knowledge of foreign languages or linguistics a plus
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and occasionally complete projects under extreme time constraints
  • Limited travel may be required

research jobs: Media Manipulation Initiative (MMI)

Now Hiring: Six New Roles on D&S Media Manipulation Team

Data & Society is pleased to announce that we are now hiring for a cluster of roles to support our Media Manipulation research initiative, which examines how different groups use the participatory culture of the internet to turn the strengths of a free society into vulnerabilities:

  • The Researcher/Ethnographer will conduct a year-long ethnographic research project, located in a field site, that addresses media manipulation.
  • The Researcher, Global Media Manipulation Casebook will manage the “Global Media Manipulation Casebook”; a research platform that historicizes the tools, tactics, and techniques of groups who seek to game sociotechnical systems for profit, politics, or fun.
  • The Researcher, Civil Society Intelligence Unit will manage and facilitate rapid response to disinformation campaigns.
  • The Engagement Lead will spearhead outreach and engagement efforts for MMI, and will be a crucial part of Data & Society efforts to provide news organizations, civil society, platforms, and policymakers with insights into new forms of media manipulation.
  • The Data Engineer will act as a data steward for the team, collecting, organizing, and making useful data sets from various platforms that we use every day to conduct our research.
  • Finally, the Research Initiative Manager will be an administrative lead for the team, managing day-to-day operations, schedules, and budgets, and generally ensuring smooth sailing for the complex set of activities we are undertaking.

UPDATE: Data & Society is also still seeking a Director of Research, now scoped as a rotating, three-year roleApply here.

job posting- Curriculum Design Specialist @NoRedInk

Follow this link for more info and to apply:

NoRedInk helps millions of students learn to write, and our interest-based, adaptive learning platform has already spread to more than 50% of school districts in the US. The strong demand for our paid version among schools and districts has allowed us to grow the business quickly and efficiently, and our product philosophy emphasizes a keen focus on user experience and user needs.

Want to contribute to our mission? 

NoRedInk is hiring former English teachers and curriculum experts to join our curriculum team. As a Curriculum Specialist, you will craft engaging content and design interactive activities that help middle and high school students significantly improve the quality of their writing across all genres. While some of your work may be focused on our existing grammar activities, the vast majority of your time will be spent developing curriculum for our new writing assignments: Guided Drafts, Self Review, Peer Review, and others currently in development. If you’re looking to leverage your passion for language to help students and teachers worldwide, please read on.


  • Expand our writing and grammar curriculum, using your teaching and/or curriculum development expertise to break down complex skills and design interactive ELA activities
  • Create and edit high-quality, engaging content that models strong writing for our users
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and engineers to ensure our new and existing features delight and empower students and teachers
  • Research the K-12 education system, becoming an expert on state and national standards and classroom models

About You

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience, 3 of which are in teaching, educational writing, or curriculum design. Ideally, you’ve taught middle or high school English and have previously created grammar or writing curriculum
  • Bonus points if you have developed online curriculum and/or other content at scale
  • You’re incredibly organized and tech-savvy, and you excel at creating systems to manage complex tasks
  • You have a passion and prowess for language; if you took the writing/grammar section of the SAT or ACT right now, you’d crush it
  • You’re a strong communicator and have the ability to tailor your message based on the needs and age of your audience
  • You approach problems creatively, always keeping students and teachers in mind
  • You’re hungry to make a difference in education, and bring passion, a strong work ethic, and an entrepreneurial mindset to all your endeavors
  • You want to work at a startup as part of a dedicated and talented team that’s moving through uncharted territory
  • You’re based in the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to work remotely

What should you include in your application?

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter that addresses the following: What are some challenges in developing online curriculum to help middle and high school students become better writers? How might your background and skill set help NoRedInk address those challenges?

What are we up to?

NoRedInk helps millions of students in grades 5-12 become better writers. Our adaptive curriculum guides learners through a continuous process of skill-building, feedback, and revision and delivers actionable performance data to teachers and administrators. Used in over 50% of school districts, we’re on a mission to unlock every writer’s potential. Here are some articles about us in The Washington PostWall Street Journal, and Forbes.

Follow this link for more info and to apply:

internship: Earthjustice (San Francisco, CA)

Editorial Intern, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion San Francisco, California

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization.  We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.  We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.  We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer. 

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections.  We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

This position is responsible for providing assistance to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team through a range of tasks that support the VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the commission, planning, and production of print and multimedia content for Earthjustice.

This is a 2019 part-time internship that requires a minimum of 20 hours of work per week. Hours are flexible.  We will be offering a stipend based on the number of hours worked.

Below is a general timeline for the application deadlines and duration of the Editorial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship.  Applicants are accepted year-round.


Internship Duration: January through June

Application Deadline: December 15, 2018


Internship DurationJune through September

Application Deadline: May 24, 2019


Internship Duration: September through December

Application Deadline: August 23, 2019

Internship Duration: three months


  • Serve as a regular contributor to the DEI program’s print and electronic publications, such as blogs, e-newsletter and our intranet site.
  • Assists in providing updates to internal website content.
  • Assist the DEI team in raising the profile of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity and inclusion’s content through our intranet site.
  • Participate in brainstorms on the development of DEI workgroup objectives, initiatives and other storytelling projects.


  • We require applicants to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. They should be passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and social justice issues and have exposure to previous DEI work, though professional work experience is not required.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion principles.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, and be an independent, motivated worker.
  • Critical thinker, highly competent at understanding, distilling, and effectively communicating complex issues to a diverse audience.
  • Exceptional online research skills, especially in data collection, fact-checking and image searches.
  • Excellent command of vocabulary, spelling, grammar and writing skills, including demonstrated experience writing effective print and online collateral.
  • Meticulous attention to detail including excellent proofreading skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple assignments to meet publication deadlines with minimal supervisory oversight.
  • Strong collaborator.
  • Proven willingness to seek appropriate direction and guidance from supervisors when needed.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Professional, positive and approachable attitude.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, and resume specifying which internship time frame they are interested in (Winter, Summer, or Fall).

This is not a telecommuting position.

If you’re having technical difficulties submitting your application, please reach out to

Please, no hard copies, phone calls, or drop-ins.

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence.  Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco:  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:  We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

job @ Amazon – Natural Language Engineer Intern


Amazon AI Data is searching for passionate, talented, and inventive interns who are currently pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree to help us develop language components for a variety of the AWS products. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of linguistics, natural language processing, and data analysis.

The AI Data Team at AWS is responsible for delivering high quality training data to ensure the best performance of the AWS machine learning systems. Our goal is to produce the highest quality training data in the industry and to delight our customers by improving human language understanding and natural language processing.


· Currently pursuing Master’s or PhD in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or a relevant field.
· Experience in computational linguistics, natural language processing, data analysis.
· Native or near-native fluency in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Korean or other languages.
· Proficient in Python, Perl, or another scripting language.
· Proficient in shell scripting, regular expressions.
· Available to work full-time for 3 – 6 months.


· Experience with statistical methods.
· Experience in writing grammars and building FSTs.
· Expertise in building ontologies, taxonomies, and semantic relation frameworks. is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.