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Summer Linguistics Internship

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer of 2022. However, if you are interested in future opportunities with The Language Conservancy, please contact internships@languageconservancy.org.

Seeking to fill academic volunteer positions for an 8-week on-site summer internship program between May and August 2022. Interns will assist in processing fieldwork data collected from various Indigenous language projects in the US and Canada.

This is an ideal position for someone looking to gain hands-on experience with linguistic data processing and the work of a nonprofit organization. We usually have a fun group of up to 10 interns from all over the US in the summer who share in the experience. 

Work will include audio cutting, entry, analysis, and organization of collected data. Interns will work closely with our linguistic, textbook, and app development teams to steer all projects towards being culturally relevant and valuable tools for the learner communities such as extensive dictionaries, language learning textbooks, apps, and other media projects.

Travel and housing stipends are available. 

Experience with Indigenous Language research and or typology are a plus. Also using Praat, Audacity, Google Sheets, Excel, SIL Fieldworks and/or Tshwane-Lex are beneficial. Attention to detail, ability to work in teams and taking initiative are required. 

US work authorization required.

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Summer Events Coordination Internship

Accepting applications for Summer 2022 | Location: Bloomington, IN (our main office) | Half/Full days

Seeking self-starting, organized, and detail-oriented Events Coordinator academic intern with interest in Native American issues. Experience or education in nonprofit management, hospitality, event planning, communication or logistics management preferred. Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in English and must show initiative and professionalism.

Work will include assisting in the planning and preparation of various events and conferences, including language weekends, Rapid Word Collection workshops, and national conferences. The Events Coordination intern will be responsible for organizing, packing, and shipping materials for these events.

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Summer Grants & Development Internship

Accepting applications for Summer 2022 | Location: Bloomington, IN (our main office) | Half/Full days

Seeking a self-motivated grants and development academic intern with interest in Native American issues. Experience or education in fundraising, grant writing, marketing or development preferred. Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in English, and must show initiative and professionalism.

The grants and development academic intern works closely with the grants and development manager on outreach, related tasks. Example projects include:

  • Donor data entry and database consolidation
  • Compile contact lists for fundraising events
  • Fundraising campaign execution and analysis
  • Update grants database, record all grants received and date
  • Research and identify grant programs, create fundraising roadmap
  • Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
  • Write reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders
  • Special projects as needed
  • Make entries and consolidate into donor database
  • Execute and analyze fundraising campaigns
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Summer Public Relations Internship

Accepting applications for Summer 2022 | Location: Bloomington, IN (our main office) | Half/Full days

Seeking self-starting, organized, and detail-oriented Public Relations academic intern with interest in Native American issues. Experience or education in communications, writing or journalism preferred. Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in English and must show initiative and professionalism.

Work will include producing promotional social media content, capturing photographs and videos for use in marketing materials and promotions, creating engaging blog and social media content, and other duties within marketing or other departments as assigned.

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