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: 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 for information about becoming a tutor. Applications are accepted only at the very beginning of the semester.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

For information, see

Work Study Opportunities at BU

Work study and student employment:

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:

See also this list:

Undergraduate conferences and other events

General submission guidelines

Some 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 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


See 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.

Job opportunities

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!

Insight Global

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.

    Here is what the hiring manager is working for.
    • 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

    Thank You,
    Jimmy Connelly | Insight Global Recruiter

    185 Asylum Street, City Place II, 15th Floor
    Hartford, CT 06103
    Office: 860-503-1833
    Fax: 860-257-5521
    IGI Dial:7623

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:

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; 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:

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 Burchert (

    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).

Other opportunities

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)

General information

Volunteer opportunities and internships