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Research & Product Development Internship in Applied Linguistics


Ethnic Technologies is offering an opportunity to apply linguistic principles to data analysis in a business setting. As an intern, your tasks will consist of:

  • classifying first and last names by ethnicity

  • identifying morphological patterns within lists of names

  • defining rules from visible patterns

  • improving the logic that incorporates name intelligence into a predictive software product

  • working with large data sets and developing data analysis skills

Test theoretical ideas with real-world data. Apply language principles to industry leading software.


  • current undergraduate or graduate student

  • currently living and studying in the United States

  • strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • background in at least one second language

  • self-driven and self-motivated; works independently within set objectives

  • basic computer programming skills and knowledge of database software beneficial


This internship is 40 hours per week for 4-8 weeks between May 20, 2019 and August 23, 2019.

Interns must work from the company office in South Hackensack, NJ.


To apply, submit as email attachments:

(1) a brief cover letter describing your background and interest and (2) a resume. These can be emailed to Lisa Spira at

Neither attachment should exceed one page; do NOT submit an academic CV. Please name your attachments clearly with your own name and "cover letter" or "resume".

In your application material, please identify your current location and explicitly state that you can work in Northern NJ for the summer. Note that Ethnic Technologies does NOT provide relocation assistance.

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019.


Lisa Spira
Director of Research & Product Development