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UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496)

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2019 in Internships

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496):

Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2020 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, international students, and English-speaking urban students. There are also sometimes a very small number of slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, or social workers.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.)

To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall office hours: Monday 2:00–3:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu, with a cc to Graduate Teaching Assistant Thaddeus Okon <tjokon@buffalo.edu>. (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)