LINGUIST List 4.332

Sat 01 May 1993

FYI: US Foreign Service Internships

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  1. "LUCINDA HART-GONZALEZ", intern opportunities

Message 1: intern opportunities

Date: 28 Apr 93 10:14:00 EST
Subject: intern opportunities



 The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the professional
 training arm of the U.S. Department of State, responsible for
 preparing our diplomatic corps world-wide. The School of Language
 Studies (SLS) at FSI teaches over 60 languages to members of the
 American diplomatic community. In its search for more efficient
 and effective modes of training, SLS has several ongoing research
 and development projects on the classroom, the target culture,
 the curriculum, and the individual language learner.

 With some flexibility and imagination, there are numerous
 possibilities for unpaid college intern projects, for example:

 -- Assist the Language Testing Unit or work on tests in
 different units, learning about FSI language proficiency testing.

 -- Help in language/area studies programs.

 -- Aid instructors in materials development in a particular
 language, working with the multilingual word processor, learning
 about foreign language materials and desktop publishing.

 -- Work on the development of a research data base for a
 particular project, learning the objectives and concerns of the
 project and about relational databasing.

 -- Help build a bibliographic database of research articles,
 learning about bibliographic classification and software,
 including on-line searches. An intern may be asked to do on-line
 or CD-ROM library searches.

 -- Participate in the development and implementation of
 computer-assisted language learning software or video materials.

 *** Notice -- In the Fall 1993, the Foreign Service Institute
 (FSI) will be moving to its new location (modern buildings on a
 lovely campus setting), also in Arlington, VA, as the new
 National Foreign Affairs Training Center (NFATC).

 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Interns must be U.S. citizens in a
 college or university degree program. The ideal intern will be
 organized and detail-oriented. A language section intern will
 usually have native or excellent proficiency in that language, an
 interest in cross-cultural issues, and/or an interest in
 educational technology and its application to language learning.
 A research intern will have some background in applied
 linguistics, educational psychology, technology, and/or


 There is considerable lead time in the application process,
 so PLAN AHEAD. Application deadlines are as follows:

 Spring Semester 1994 June 30, 1993
 Summer 1994 November 1, 1993
 Fall Semester 1994 March 1, 1994

 For further information and application materials, please

 Dr. Lucinda Hart-Gonzalez, SLS Intern Coordinator
 lhartgmuvax.bitnet OR

 School of Language Studies
 Foreign Service Institute
 U.S. Dept. of State
 1400 Key Boulevard
 Arlington, VA 22209

 Office (703) 875 - 5270 Fax (703) 875 - 5040
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