LINGUIST List 31.764

Sat Feb 22 2020

Internships: Applied Ling; Comp Ling; Psycholing; Text/Corpus Ling; Programming: A 2-month Internship Working with Language Education Technology, University Of Hawaiʻi At Mānoa

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 21-Feb-2020
From: Angela Haeusler <tech.centerhawaii.edu>
Subject: Applied Ling; Comp Ling; Psycholing; Text/Corpus Ling; Programming: A 2-month Internship Working with Language Education Technology, University Of Hawaiʻi At Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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University or Organization: University Of Hawaiʻi At Mānoa
Department: The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center
Web Address: http://thelanguageflagship.tech

Type of Work: Programming

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Computational Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Duration: 01-Jul-2020 to 31-Jul-2020
Compensation: Paid: Travel, housing, MI&E
Internship Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Minimum Education Level: BA
Special Qualifications: Current and active matriculation in an official program of study (Master’s, Ph.D., or advanced graduate certificate) at an accredited post-baccalaureate institution in an area of relevance to language, learning, and technology (E.g., World Languages, Linguistics, Human Language Technology, Learning Sciences, Computer Science, etc.). Current GPA of 3.0 or higher * Available for onsite work at the Tech Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) Minimum of two years academic and/or professional experience in areas relevant to language, learning, and technology. Applicant is eligible to work in the U.S. or have work authorization through, for example, CPT (F-1 visa) or, under certain circumstances, AT (J-1 visa)* *Transcripts and other related documents are required if an applicant is selected.

Description:
The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) offers a Summer Internship Program to qualified graduate students who are interested in gaining experience working with innovative language technologies and language learning professionals. The purpose of the Summer Internship Program is to support graduate student participation in an intensive language technology project. Internship projects are highly focused and have elevated priority within the Tech Center portfolio. Interns are supervised by relevant Tech Center faculty.

The duration of the internship is 6 to 8 weeks (6 hrs/day Mon. thru Fri.) in which the selected intern works on a specific Tech Center project. Topics for internship projects vary, depending on a student’s interest. For example, a recent Intern was directly involved in the development of an Arabic text summarization algorithm using probabilistic topic modeling techniques. These summarizations were subsequently integrated as material in a technology platform for developing intercultural competence.

Areas of expertise that typically overlap with Tech Center projects include natural language processing, human language technology, computational linguistics, data science methods/techniques, digital audio/video data processing and analysis, human computer interaction/design, and learning technology design/Implementation.

Example Projects Planned for Summer 2020
(The following indicate faculty projects that are planned for Summer 2020 and are provided as examples. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals based on their interests and skills.)

Learning Analytics. xAPI applications, data analysis, data modeling, data-driven H5P module analysis and design. Relevant interests/skills: data science, development of language learning technology, learning sciences, learning analytics

Flagship Dashboard Analysis, Design, and Implementation. Relevant interests/skills: web programming skills, social network learning systems architecture and implementation

Technology Integration into Simulated learning Experiences for Professional Language. Technology-enhanced immersive cultural learning, collaborative projects, and multiliteracies-focused task design. Relevant interests/skills: technology-enhanced language learning, multiliteracy pedagogy, intercultural competence, collaborative learning, professional language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese or Korean.

Current and active matriculation in an official program of study (Master’s, Ph.D., or advanced graduate certificate) at an accredited post-baccalaureate institution in an area of relevance to language, learning, and technology (E.g., World Languages, Linguistics, Human Language Technology, Learning Sciences, Computer Science, etc.).

Current GPA of 3.0 or higher *

Available for onsite work at the Tech Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

Minimum of two years academic and/or professional experience in areas relevant to language, learning, and technology.

Applicant is eligible to work in the U.S. or have work authorization through, for example, CPT (F-1 visa) or, under certain circumstances, AT (J-1 visa)*

*Transcripts and other related documents are required if an applicant is selected.

To apply, please visit the Tech Center website at the application address below and follow the instructions.

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://lftic.lll.hawaii.edu/summer-internship-2020/
Contact Information:
Angela Haeusler
Email: tech.centerhawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-5121


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