50 (linguist-friendly) Organizations

These fifty organizations have advertised for and/or have hired linguists and language/communication experts from the Career Linguist network.

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Appen Limited
With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.

many linguists work at Amazon as language engineers and speech scientists in the text-to-speech team (Alexa, Amazon Polly) as well as in the ASR and NLU teams that power Alexa’s capabilities.

Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation expertise.

Founded by linguist Laurel Sutton, Catchword provides its clients with corporate names, brand names, taglines and slogans using linguistic analysis.

Communication for Social Change
international nonprofit organization working in developing and industrialized countries to build local capacity of poor and marginalized communities to use communication in order to improve their own lives.

Cultural Logic
Uses expert knowledge of language and culture to help organizations understand how Americans think about their issue and frame their messages for maximum effect.

eBay Inc. is comprised of three business units with their own distinct brand: eBay enables individuals and business to buy and sell online; PayPal enables individuals and businesses to send and receive digital payments; eBay Enterprise enables commerce, retailing and digital marketing for merchants. Our success is tied to our purpose—creating more opportunities and enabling others to win while making a positive social impact.

Equals Three Communications
Social marketing agency offering expertise in research, public and media relations, meetings and conferences, strategic philanthropy and minority outreach.

Ernst & Young
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.

Ethnic Technologies
Ethnic Technologies® is the global leader in multicultural marketing, digital applications, research, data enhancements and analysis. The Ethnicenter from Ethnic Technologies is the result of over 40 years of continuous multicultural, religious and language preference research. E-Tech’s multicultural and language preference selects repeatedly outperform the competition in accuracy and response rates. Whether in digital applications, mailing, telemarketing or email campaigns, the E-Tech® data achieves excellent results.

Expert System
Develops cognitive computing software, based on artificial intelligence algorithms to be able to understand the meaning of written language the way people do.They offer government organizations and businesses solutions for finding, understanding, and using information more effectively to enhance insight, make better informed decisions, automate information-intensive processes and mitigate operational risks (early leaders in the convergence of linguistics and technology).

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

FrameWorks Institute

Changing the public conversation around social issues. Many linguists on staff.

Gap International Inc.
Provides training and development, coaching and consulting for executives and their organizations.  Founder is a linguist.

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful (founded by linguists)

A good story well told can change the world. Haberman tells those stories, creating integrated marketing programs in partnership with the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, healers and heroes of our day to help their companies and organizations grow and succeed. These are the pioneers of our day, and we bring their stories to life through branding, advertising, public relations, social media, grassroots engagement and more.

Harder & Co
blends sophisticated research methods with real-world insights to help clients better understand their work. We conduct rigorous evaluations, guide learning processes, and advise clients on strategies for the future. Across all of this work, we use creative, culturally-responsive approaches to engaging communities and building the capacity of our clients and their partners.

IBM Watson
a cognitive system that enables a new partnership between people and computers that enhances, scales and accelerates human expertise

Inspire is the leading social network for health and wellness. Linguists, marketers, designers, engineers and healthcare experts collaborate to advance the patient and caregiver experience and accelerate medical research.

Institute for International Education
Promotes closer educational relations between the people of the United States and those of other countries

push the boundaries of smart and connected technology to make amazing experiences possible for every person on Earth.

International Rescue Committee
provides services for persons fleeing war, persecution and violent conflict

focuses on making brand names, taglines and systems resonate with diverse cultures

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 450 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.

Many Languages One Voice
working to empower limited and non-english proficient communities in D.C.

a social media analytics firm that applies a sociolinguistic approach to online healthcare data, providing digital, communication, and behavioral insights and recommendations to marketing, market research, digital, and agency clients

maslansky + partners
Communication strategy firm grounded in a rigorous approach to messaging research. We work with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits, and public policy groups to help them address their most important communication and messaging challenges. Visit us at maslansky.com

Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs
Advancing DC’s Latino/a population. Liaises with grassroots and community groups

worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential

creator of educational game applications for learners of all ages

a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). Providing innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation’s most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, and healthcare.

Multilingual Connections
Multilingual Connections is a translation and transcription agency in Evanston, Illinois, founded by Linguistic Anthropologist Jill Kushner. We are committed to helping our clients understand, engage and grow their multilingual audiences – whether throughout the world or in their own backyard.

The National Academies
independent scientific advisory

National Endowment for the Humanities
promoting humanities and qualitative research

National Science Foundation
promoting the natural and social sciences; scientific administration

creates new brand names for products, services, corporate identities and web brands and researches their international suitability

a computer software technology corporation providing speech and imaging applications

Ogilvy Common Health
We provide a full continuum of “For the Life of the Brand™” services to the healthcare industry including advertising and promotion, brand identity and development, global integration, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, relationship marketing, digital/interactive services, managed care marketing, medical education, media planning and buying, clinical trial recruitment, market research and analytics, strategic consulting, and public affairs and relations.

Opening Doors Diversity Project
provides consultation around diversity management, organizational development, change management and strategic planning

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Porter Novelli
uses a unique branding strategy called “story branding”, evoking recognizable storylines

Practica Group, LLC.
offers consulting services for businesses concerning the strategic naming of their products and services

Rosetta Stone
computer-assisted language learning program that teaches more than 30 languages

Smithsonian Institution
outreach, public education, and research across 19 museums and galleries

The Diversity Training Group
focuses on implementing diversity strategies and the teaching of the values of diversity

US Census Bureau
Census researchers engage in challenging and rewarding work in a wide variety of fields with the goal of improving the quality and efficiency of Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and data products

US Department of State Foreign Service Institute
The Foreign Service Institute is organized like a university and consists of five schools:

  • The School of Language Studies
  • The School of Applied Information Technology
  • The School of Leadership and Management
  • The School of Professional and Area Studies
  • The Transition Center

promotes linguistic diversity and intercultural dialogue

focuses on language and communication between patients, physicians and the healthcare industry

W20 Group
The leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing services and communications to the healthcare sector. From one employee: “We love linguists (and have many [lx] grads in our rapidly growing analytics practice! )”