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Position Announcement

Heritage Alliance Intern

Fall 2013

Job Title: Heritage Alliance Intern (I-13-03)
Program Area: The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages
Hours Per Week: 15-35 hrs/wk
Salary: non-paid (small honorarium)
Position Available: October 2013-January 2014

The Center for Applied Linguistics supports heritage language education and research through the Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (Heritage Alliance). The Heritage Alliance is committed to advancing language development for heritage language speakers in the United States as part of a larger effort to educate members of our society who can function professionally in English and in other languages. To achieve this mission, the Alliance provides leadership, supports collaboration, and promotes information sharing to foster heritage language maintenance and education.

The Heritage Alliance program at CAL seeks self-motivated individuals who can work with the Alliance during the fall of 2013 for four-month internships. Hours per week can be flexible (between 15 and 35). Heritage Alliance interns have the opportunity to make original contributions in the field and work with a strong and supportive team of professionals in language education, research, and documentation in the greater Washington, D.C. area.


Interns will update the document on dissertation and thesis abstracts related to heritage language education, identify funding sources and areas for heritage language-related work, enter information about heritage language programs into the heritage directory, and assist with other tasks as assigned.

  • Educational or working experience in language/linguistics, education or related discipline is required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office is required
  • Knowledge about specific heritage languages and heritage language communities and passion to work with heritage language educators is desirable
  • Familiarity with languages other than English
  • Graduate students are preferred, undergraduate students and recent graduates will be considered.


Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Recruitment - I-13-03

Attn: Recruitment - I-13-03

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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