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LINGUIST List 23.1606

Thu Mar 29 2012

Internships: Language Planning and Policy: Intern, Language Policy Research Network (LPReN), Washington, D.C.

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 28-Mar-2012
From: Language Policy Research Network <LPRENcal.org>
Subject: Language Planning and Policy: Intern, Language Policy Research Network (LPReN), Washington, D.C.
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University or Organization: Language Policy Research Network At The Center For Applied Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cal.org/lpren

Duration: 01-May-2012 to 30-Sep-2012
Compensation: Paid: $20.00/hour
Internship Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Doctoral students are preferred

Job Title: Intern, LPReN
CAL Classification: n/a
Salary: $20.00/hour
Hours Per Week: up to 35 hrs/wk
Position Available: May-September 2012

The Center for Applied Linguistics conducts research and analysis in the field of language planning and policy through the Language Policy Research Network (LPReN). CAL's LPREN team is committed to improving educational equity through the development of educational language planning, policies, and programs that promote language maintenance and multilingualism in the United States and abroad.

The LPReN team at CAL seeks a self-motivated individual who can work during the summer 2012 for a two-month internship. LPReN interns have the opportunity to work with leading experts and scholars in the field of international language policy and planning (LPP) on publications that will inform the broader public about LPP, while maintaining a standard of scholarly rigor.

Description of Duties:

We are primarily interested in a graduate or doctoral student who is familiar with and interested in educational language policy. The selected intern will contribute to the development of a series of LPReN briefs on topics within the field of LPP, including contacting and coordinating with authors; assigning and facilitating reviews; and developing a foundation and plan for upcoming and ongoing LPReN briefs. Other tasks as assigned.

• Educational or working experience in language/linguistics, education or related discipline
• Experience with Microsoft Office is required
• Knowledge about education policy, language policies, language planning, heritage languages, foundations of education regarding English learner populations, international contexts of LPP, language shift and maintenance, and sociolinguistics is highly desirable
• Doctoral students are preferred

NOTE: The Center for Applied Linguistics is an E.E.O. employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.
CAL offers a pleasant working environment with an excellent benefit package. We are located in upper Northwest D.C., 2 blocks from the Tenleytown-A.U. Metro station on the Red Line.
In accordance with INS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

LPRENcal.org, Attn: I-12-02

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:
Language Policy Research Network Center for Applied Linguistics
Email: LPRENcal.org

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