Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2014 summer internship program. This year we received a record number of 100 applicants! We anticipate to begin to review the applications within the next few weeks.
Didn’t get the chance to apply for this year and want to prepare for next year’s cycle? Here are some things that will make you stand out:
1. Show a passion for something
Here at the LINGUIST List, our staff is full of people with a variety of skills in different fields. Some know programming, others really love phonology or syntax. Whatever you have a passion for, go for it! Our office is full of a variety of people (and some animal guests) and we like to have interns that seem excited about a particular field.
2. Double check your contact information
Each year, we inevitably have a few submissions where the application email address is put in incorrectly and bounces. This year, we added in a section where we asked for an alternate method of contacting you. This was mainly done to make sure that in case the main email bounces we can still get a hold of you. What if we didn’t have that information? You would not have known how awesome we thought your application was and we will be forever without telling you this. Remember, if you think you submitted it with a typo or accidentally a word, you can always contact us. We would love to hear from you! We all make mistakes 🙂
3. Brush up on your skills
4. Ask to volunteer
If you don’t have time to fully commit to a summer internship or want to still help out in our office, we are always looking for reliable volunteers to assist with our projects. If you are interested in helping out on a regular basis, review our list of projects and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.