LINGUIST List 33.1644

Tue May 10 2022

Internships: Language Documentation: Language Revitalization Intern, 7OOO Languages

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-May-2022
From: Stephanie Witkowski <>
Subject: Language Documentation: Language Revitalization Intern, 7OOO Languages, Remote
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University or Organization: 7000 Languages
Web Address:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Compensation: Paid: $16-$20/hr
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
7OOO Languages is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower communities around the world to teach, learn and sustain their endangered languages. We partner with communities to make free language-learning courses and other resources so they can preserve and maintain their languages.
As a Language Revitalization Intern, you will work directly with communities to design lessons, create project plans, and deliver free language learning technology tools.
This is the ideal position for an independent, driven person who wants to use their passion for language and culture and their organizational skills to make a difference in people’s lives while learning about the fundamentals of project management, language revitalization, and language learning technology.
We strongly encourage applications from individuals seeking to reclaim, revitalize or maintain their ancestral language. Applicants do not need to be currently enrolled in college/university to apply.

- Work with communities and the Program Coordinator or Executive Director to determine the goals, scope & deliverables for language courses
- Manage projects and help keep them on schedule
- Assist communities with content creation (installing software, designing the courses, writing lessons, recording audio)
- Share best practices for course creation with Community Partners (e.g. ideal recording conditions, file naming conventions, file storing, etc.)
- Maintain course files and keep track of multiple drafts
- Use proprietary software and other technology tools to process files for publication
- Share success stories with the 7OOO Languages team
- Work on streamlining and developing technology tools and resources for community use

Ideal Qualifications:
- Self-identifies as Indigenous (preferred)
- Working toward a BA/BS in Linguistics, Native American Studies, Computer Science, or a related field (preferred)
- Member of a community with an endangered ancestral language (preferred)
- Ability to plan and implement several projects at once while remaining focused and on schedule
- Attention to detail
- Excellent writing and proofreading skills
- Familiarity with Indigenous, endangered language, and language revitalization issues
- Experience learning or studying a second language
- Comfortability using technology tools, coding, app development, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Internship, part-time, 1O hrs. per week, 1O-12 weeks in duration with the possibility of an extension
Pay Range: $16-$2O USD per hour
Location: Remote, working on U.S. Eastern Time Zone schedule
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start Date: Summer or Fall 2O22
To Apply: Submit your resume and a cover letter outlining why you would like to pursue this opportunity to info [at] 7OOO [dot] org with the subject: Language Revitalization Internship no later than 5/2O/2O22

Application Deadline: 20-May-2022

Contact Information:
Executive Director Stephanie Witkowski
Phone: 5419615235

Page Updated: 10-May-2022