Public Policy Contributor (Writer)

Term: Per Article Basis

Responsibilities: Contributes to the Newsrroom at; meets assigned deadlines.

Location: Remote

Qualifications: Regular contributors who consistently submit timely, accurate, and relevant articles may be considered for inclusion as staff writers on with opportunities for future growth. General minimum requirements: Has submitted 7 articles (of 500 words or more) to 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 Due to the high volume of articles received, not all messages may receive a response.

Deadline: Rolling

Expected State: ASAP


Term: Flexible

Responsibilities: Varies; guest blogs, research legislation at federal and state level.

Location: Remote

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.

Deadline: Rolling

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.

Location: Garrett Park, MD

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.

Deadline: April 17

Expected Start: mid-May