job: internship @ the Linguistics Society of America – Spring 2021

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*). Please forward the message to students in your department or program.

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. 

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.

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.

Best regards, Alyson Reed, Executive Director
Linguistic Society of America
522 21st St., NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20006
202-835-1714; Fax: 202-835-1717
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