Positions for undergraduates in the SKILLS outreach program


Professor Mary Bucholtz


Are you interested in applying your linguistics training to real-world
Are you interested in gaining experience with research, education, and/or
organizational planning?

The SKILLS program needs your help!

School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society (SKILLS) is an academic outreach program that teaches primarily Latino and low-income high school students how to carry out original linguistic research in their own communities. The project also provides students with academic skills and mentoring to prepare them for college. SKILLS is seeking undergraduate linguistics students to serve in three different roles in the program during winter and spring of 2014:

Available Positions

  - Mentors: Mentor high school students and assist graduate student teaching fellows in SKILLS classes
  - Research Assistants: Videotape and document SKILLS classroom activities, learn to process and analyze video data, assist graduate students in their research
  - Interns: Assist in the organization and running of the SKILLS program as an intern in UCSB?s Center for California Languages and Cultures


  - Commit to the program for both winter and spring 2014
  - Commit to 5-10 hours per week of work for both winter and spring 2014
  - Enroll in LING 191: Internship in Linguistics OR LING 192: Service
  Learning in Linguistics for 2-4 units in both winter and spring 2014

  Other qualifications

  - Major or minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies, Education, Linguistics, or Language, Culture, and Society preferred
  - Spanish ability desirable
  - Successful completion of LING 20: Languages and Linguistics and/or CHST/EDUC/LING 187: Language, Power, and Learning desirable
  - Mentors: Experience working with youth and/or Latino communities preferred
  - Research assistants: Interest in graduate school preferred
  - Interns: Experience with campus organizations preferred

  To apply, submit the following materials electronically to Meghan Corella Morales (mcorellamorales@umail.ucsb.edu) by MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 5 PM. Each item should be submitted as a separate PDF with your last name and the item name (e.g., Bucholtz-letter.pdf, Bucholtz-resume.pdf, Bucholtz-transcript.pdf).

(1) Letter of interest: Specify which type(s) of position you are interested in, your qualifications and other relevant information, and your reasons for applying
(2) current resume or CV
(3) unofficial transcript (cut and paste from GOLD)

Interviews will be held during the last week of class and/or finals week.

  For more information, please contact Professor Mary Bucholtz (bucholtz@linguistics.ucsb.edu).