Interesting opportunities for students of linguistics
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Opportunities for Undergrads within BU
Undergraduate Tutoring Positions in the Writing Program
Posted August 26, 2014. See this link for details: http://www.bu.edu/writingprogram/about/fellowships-and-employment/tutoring-positions/junior-and-senior-writing-fellowships/. They expect that there will be a large number of incoming ESL students this fall who will want to meet with tutors. Linguistics students (who have completed their writing requirement) will be particularly well equipped to help.
Peer Tutoring through the ERC
See http://www.bu.edu/erc/about/employment/tutor/ for information about becoming a tutor. Applications are accepted only at the very beginning of the semester.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
For information, see http://www.bu.edu/urop/.
- Fall 2014 deadline: Applications will be due by noon on Thursday, September 11th, 2014.
Work Study Opportunities at BU
Work study and student employment: http://www.bu.edu/seo/students/work-study/
Internships in Linguistics
The Linguist List has an online registry of internship opportunities, both in the US and abroad. You might be interested in browing the listings: http://linguistlist.org/internship/.
See also this list: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/linguistics/internships/
Undergraduate conferences and other events
General submission guidelines
Some guidelines for writing abstracts: http://kaivonfintel.org/2012/08/13/guidelines-for-writing-abstracts/
Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium
The UnderLings, the Cornell University undergraduate linguistics association, requests abstract submissions for the 7th annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place April 20-21, 2013. Student submissions at all levels are encouraged in a variety of subfields of linguistics, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, syntax, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. Applicants pursuing a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree are invited to submit a one-page abstract for a talk of no more than twenty minutes in length or for a poster presentation at our poster session. Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2013. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a talk or for the poster session or both. There is a probability that the conference proceedings will be published afterward, most likely in an online, widely-accessible format.
SLUGS: Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students at the University of Toronto
The Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUGS) at the University of Toronto is excited to announce its 6th annual Toronto Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON), to be held on March 1-3, 2013 !
TULCON is a great opportunity for undergraduate linguists from around the world to meet their peers, share their work, and further their appreciation for linguistics and language-related studies. While only current undergraduate students (or recent graduates who have not begun a graduate program) are eligible to present, everyone is welcome to attend!
For information, see http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~slugs/?s=tulcon2013
See https://sites.google.com/site/gleeful2013/ for information about the third annual Great Lakes Expo for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL), brought to you by the q Undergraduate Association for Linguistics at Michigan State (qUALMS). GLEEFUL 2013 will be held on April 6, 2013, in East Lansing, Michigan. We're pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Chris Kennedy, from the University of Chicago linguistics program.
We sometimes receive information from employers interested in hiring students with a linguistics background. We share this information below. However, there is a very important disclaimer: We in no way endorse these companies. You can investigate these opportunities yourself. We are merely making the information available to you!
Received August 6, 2014:
- My name is Jimmy Connelly and I work for Insight Global a staffing company. I recently spoke with one of your graduates [name deleted] for a position requiring a strong linguistics background. It just so happens that there is more than one opening and I was hoping you could send me some more candidates that are still looking for opportunities in the Boston area.
- Native speaker of English
- Solid communication skills
- Degree in Linguistics, Phonetics/Phonology, Computational Linguistics or similar
- Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new technologies related to foreign languages linguistics, phonetics and language technology
- Strong personal interest in language technology
- Attention to details and good organizational skills
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment
Here is what the hiring manager is working for.
Jimmy Connelly | Insight Global Recruiter
185 Asylum Street, City Place II, 15th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Specific linguistics opportunities [see also Language and Speech Calendar]
Scholarships available in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT)
See details on the linguistlist: http://linguistlist.org/support/get-supports.cfm?SupportID=7460&SubID=186623
The following consortium of Universities:
1. Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany (coordinator)
2. Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
3. University of Malta
4. University of Nancy 2, France
5. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
6. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
are offering the European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT; http://lct-master.org) under the auspices of the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Union.
The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies is an international distributed Master of Science course. The program involves studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and completing the second year with a stay in one of the other partner Universities. After this, the student will obtain two degrees at the level of Masters with legal value in each of the countries of issue.
Objectives: The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science. As such, the European Masters Program in LCT is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in the rapidly growing area of Language Technology. It offers education and training opportunities for future generations of leaders in research and innovation.
Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
Language of instruction: English
The course consists of Compulsory Modules and Advanced Modules in Language Technologies and Computer Science, complemented by a Project, and a Master thesis, for a total of 120 ECTS credits. Further details: http://lct-master.org/index.php?id=po
European Masters Programme in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL)
- The EMCL is a 15-month full-time interdisciplinary and transnational university program at the Masters level providing integrated training in theoretical and experimental neurosciences and psycholinguistics with clinical issues. The aim is to train highly qualified advanced students who are excellently prepared for research work and Ph.D. programs in the above fields. The transnational consortium comprises four universities: Groningen (NL), Joensuu (FI), Milano-Bicocca (IT) and Potsdam (DE). The core courses offered in the first term are more or less the same at the participating universities. During the second and third term, the students attend specialized courses. To finish the program, the student writes a Masters thesis in the fourth term and attends a summer school or conference organized for the consortium students. All courses are taught in English. For further information, non-European applicants may contact Dr. Frank
The Erasmus Mundus scholarship for non-EU students: The EMCL programme is part of the Erasmus Mundus initiative of the European Union, providing an Erasmus Mundus scholarship covering tuition fees, living and travelling costs for non-EU students admitted to the programme. The EMCL-programme thus has a strong extra-European profile.
Requirement for application is at least three years of higher education (BA, BSc or equivalent) with an emphasis on speech and language pathology, linguistics, biomedical sciences, psychology or special education. They invite high profile students worldwide to submit their applications for participation in the academic year course (which starts in September) until January 15 (application deadline).
Middlebury College Language Schools - summers (rolling admissions; many schools fill up by 4/1)
Yale Summer Language classes: Yale University Summer courses (including foreign language classes)
List of fellowships, scholarships, awards, and prizes coordinated by the BU Office of Fellowships and Scholarships
American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation Scholarship in Scientific and Technical Translation or Interpretation. This is a $2,500 non-renewable scholarship for students enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program in scientific and technical translation or in interpreter training.
Volunteer opportunities and internships
"Teach for America's mission is to ensure all children get an excellent education. TFA looks for leaders with a record of achievement who will work to expand educational opportunity by teaching in low income communities for two years. There are possible opportunities to teach in ESL or bilingual classes to children in grades Pre-K through 12th. Linguistics majors interested in teaching ESL or in a bilingual school setting might like to know about this program."
An opportunity volunteering for Health Leads (http://www.healthleadsusa.org): "Knowledge of another language is always helpful for this position so we thought your department's students would make great volunteers."
This page has information about International volunteer opportunities.
See also the Riley guide information about volunteer opportunities, internships, apprenticeships, co-ops, and study abroad.
Volunteer opportunities in Greater Boston in education