Foreign Language Annals Graduate Publications Internship

September 2024 - August 2025

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This paid internship will provide an opportunity for a graduate student (MA or Ph.D.) in world language education, world language, applied linguistics, or a related field to obtain real-world experience in the journal publication process. The goal of the internship is to provide a meaningful, relevant, and useful experience for a graduate student who has overcome an educational, economic, and/or personal challenge in accessing Graduate School. Additionally, the internship will develop a future leader in world language education and research by apprenticing them into the process of publishing a professional journal. Tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Reviewing pre-publication journal articles
  • Queuing up articles for review
  • Attending weekly meetings with editor(s)
  • Coordinating scheduling of meetings and workshops
  • Analyzing quarterly and annual metrics
  • Facilitating quarterly FLA article discussion clubs for graduate students
  • Participating in the annual ACTFL Convention
  • Holding quarterly information sessions for graduate students on publishing in FLA
  • Exploring their own research via the ACTFL/Middlebury Research Forum

The position includes a stipend of $10,000 to include 5 hours a week during the academic year (24 weeks) as well as a 12-week, 25-hour-a-week summer position, free registration for the ACTFL Convention, and free participation in and fees waived for OPI tester certification in any ACTFL OPI language. The position is for one year with the possibility of a second-year extension.

If you are studying at an institution in the United States and reside in the United States, you may apply for the internship program as long as you are eligible to work for pay in the United States outside of an academic institution at the time of application. You will be asked to provide proof of work eligibility at the time of application. You may not apply pending approval of a work visa or if your eligibility is contingent upon acceptance into this program.

Requirements

  • Enrolled in a U.S. doctoral program focused on world language education, world language, applied linguistics or a related field
  • Two full years of Ph.D. level coursework (36 credits)
  • A 700-word application describing
    • Your interest in the program
    • How you have overcome an educational, economic, and/or personal challenge to access Graduate School
    • How your work would benefit your future research endeavors
    • How your participation would positively impact other graduate students
  • Letters of recommendation from two faculty members describing your suitability for this position
  • Excellent communication skills
  • No previous editorial experience preferred

The position reports directly to the FLA editor(s) and the Director of Assessment and Research with weekly meetings. Send your 700-word application, letters of recommendation and a two-page curriculum vita to research@actfl.org with the subject line FLA Internship 2024 by August 1. If your letters of recommendation are sent separately, they must be sent with the subject line FLA Internship 2024_Your first name_Your last name