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Linguistics Internships & Careers

What Can I Do With a Degree in Linguistics?

The Linguistic Society of America has excellent information about what to expect if you major in linguistics and career paths that a degree in linguistics will prepare you for - everything from working for the CIA to training actors!

Questions about internships?

Cameron Vakilian

Cameron Vakilian

Director of Experiential Learning
College of Humanities 


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Linguistics Career Placements

  • Accent coach
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Audiologist
  • Interpreter
  • Language data analyst
  • Lexicographer
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing specialist
  • Natural language processing
  • Speech pathologist
  • Speech recognition, speech synthesis
  • Translator

Linguistics Career Paths event March 5, 2020

Two linguistics students share how they got full time jobs. Jodi Bigler works now for Lingotek after an internship and graduation. Caiti Hunting has a full-time job with Epic as soon as she graduates. Both discuss the hiring process and how linguistics helped prepare them for their positions.


 10 Jobs You Can Get With a Degree in Linguistics

 What Can I Do With a Degree in Linguistics?

Where are They Now

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Rare Books Curator, J Willard Marriott Library

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics

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Zach Earl
Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center at University of Utah

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics

Last Updated: 4/17/24