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Position Announcement

LPReN Intern

Summer 2013

Job Title: LPReN Intern (I-13-01)
Program Area: Language Policy Research Network
Hours Per Week: up to 35 hrs/wk
Salary: $20.00/hour
Position Available: May-August 2013

The Center for Applied Linguistics conducts research and analysis in the field of language planning and policy through the Language Policy Research Network (LPReN). CALís 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 2013 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).


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 activities directly related to language policy, including coordinating conference proposals and presentations, development of proposals for conducting projects around issues in language policy and planning, and other related tasks.

  • Educational or working experience in language/linguistics, education or related discipline
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is required
  • Knowledge of 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
  • Grant proposal writing experience is preferred
  • Doctoral students are preferred


Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment I-13-01

Attn: Recruitment I-13-01

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity 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.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

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