Qualifications: Regular contributors who consistently submit timely, accurate, and relevant articles may be considered for inclusion as staff writers on LanguagePolicy.org with opportunities for future growth. General minimum requirements: Has submitted 7 articles (of 500 words or more) to LanguagePolicy.org which have gone on to be published; Has demonstrated excellence in following the guidelines above, hits deadlines, and is an exceptional communicator; Has 2+ years experience working or volunteering the language field (i.e. interpreter, teacher, researcher, etc.). Preferred experience: Has previous writing experience with a similar online publication; Holds a B.A/B.S. in a field related to communications and/or the language enterprise; Has 5+ years Professional experience working in the language field (i.e. interpreter, teacher, researcher, etc.). Pay scale: 500 words per article; Min. $40/article; Interview(s) included is $10/person, max. 3
How to Apply: Looking to write for us? Pitch us an idea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high volume of articles received, not all messages may receive a response.
Expected State: ASAP
Responsibilities: Varies; guest blogs, research legislation at federal and state level.
Qualifications: Desire to make a positive impact on the future of multilingualism in the US; Dedication to the mission of JNCL-NCLIS and its organizational members. Preferred: experience abroad, knowledge of English and at least one other language.
How to Apply: See below.
Expected State: ASAP
Communications and Policy Intern
Term: Summer 2020
Responsibilities: Assist with researching federal legislation and tracking federal appropriations; Drafting and disseminating action alerts to JNCL-NCLIS member organizations; Attending meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill; Creating content for social media and website; Other duties as necessary. Special Project(s): Under the guidance of the Managing Policy Analyst, interns will conceptualize and execute a project designed to benefit or improve advocacy initiatives or organizational operations.
Qualifications: Intern should have strong writing skills, the ability to work independently, and a demonstrable interest in language study. A basic understanding of the American legislative process is recommended. World language ability and study abroad experience are highly desired, but not required; An interest in promoting world language learning and international studies is essential. An excellent internship for students intending to work in the language sector, education, or public policy. Applicants should be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, or have completed an undergraduate degree less than 18 months prior to the start of the internship.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to with the subject line: JNCL Internship. Open until position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. See below.