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Fieldwork and Data Processing Internship in the Linguistics Department

Posted August 2018 | Apply Now

Our awesome Summer 2017 intern team had a great time working on the historic Keres Language Project

We are seeking to fill multiple internship positions for processing large amounts of fieldwork audio and text data collected working with the Acoma Keres, Crow, Apache, Ute, HoChunk, and Lakota languages.

Data was collected by excellent teams of linguists you will be working under. The goal of these projects is to create extensive dictionaries, language learning textbooks, apps, and other media projects with consistent practical orthographies.

Work will entail cutting and labeling audio, data entry from handwritten notes, and additional tasks relating to analysis and organization of the data. You will work with our expert textbook and app development team and get the chance to consult with other education and language experts as well as Native American consultants to help steer all projects to be culturally relevant and highly valuable to the learner communities.

Experience using Praat, Audacity, Google Sheets, Excel, LanguageForge, and SIL Fieldworks are all a plus.

Part-time positions available now
Location: Bloomington, IN (our main office)

Contact internships@languageconservancy.org or fill out the online application for the Fieldwork and Data Processing Internship

PR/Communications Internship

Posted August 2018 | Apply Now

The PR/Communications Intern will work with the PR Director (Mitch Teplitsky) to help

  • organize press lists
  • update social media and websites
  • draft press releases and pitches
  • transcribe and edit interviews
  • opportunities to produce / edit video
  • other tasks — the job is always evolving!


  • Skilled writer
  • Interested in social causes and cross-cultural communications
  • Personable; enjoy connecting and communicating with people
  • Aspiring to a career in communications/PR/Marketing/Social Media/marketing


Immediate start dates available with a flexible schedule. Remote work is possible. Candidates interested in continuing work until Fall 2018 or later is preferred.

The position is available now. Days and times are flexible. Remote work is possible. Prefer someone who can stay on through fall 2018.

Contact internships@languageconservancy.org or fill out the online application for the PR/Communications Internship

TLC Grants and Development Volunteer

Posted August 2018 | Apply Now

Seeking self-motivated Grants/Development Volunteer with interest in Native American issues. Experience or education in fundraising, grant writing, marketing or development preferred. Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in English, and must show initiative and professionalism.

Basic Responsibilities:

The Grants/ Development Volunteer works closely with the Grants/ Development Manager on outreach, related tasks.  Example projects include:

  • Donor data entry and database consolidation
  • Compile contact lists for fundraising events
  • Fundraising campaign execution and analysis
  • Update grants database, record all grants received and date
  • Research and identify grant programs, create fundraising roadmap
  • Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
  • Write reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders
  • Special projects as needed

Contact internships@languageconservancy.org or fill out the online application for the Grants and Development Internship

Volunteer Internship as a Program Assistant for a Summer Institute

Posted February 2018

Tons of planning and preparation, then the magic happens!  Lakota Summer Institute

Seeking to fill multiple part-time, temporary internship positions supporting the planning and implementation of the 2019 Keres, Lakota, Crow, Omaha and Ho-Chunk Summer Language Institutes. 

Program Assistants will plan, organize, set up, and coordinate Institutes taking place between May and August 2019.

Applicants should be comfortable speaking on the phone and be oriented toward customer service. They should have a good grasp of Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite and be willing to master new programs including Mailchimp and RegOnline. Attention to detail and a proven track record of team or project management are a must. Additional experience in media documentation (photo, audio, video), applied linguistics (recordings), and social media marketing are desired.

Part and full-time positions available now through August 2019.

Those with immediate availability in Bloomington, Indiana or remotely will be given special consideration.

Housing stipend available for full-time interns in Bloomington, IN; Travel, housing, and meals provided for interns working on location. Send resume and availability to internships@languageconservancy.org

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