Duolingo Linguistics/Learning Scientist Intern, 2017 (MA/PhD)

Help improve how millions of people learn languages on Duolingo.

You will join Duolingo’s research team and support our efforts to advance Duolingo’s mission through science. The internship will last approximately three months, and the ideal time frame is summer 2017 (but we are flexible). You will be making contributions to Duolingo’s most popular courses for English and/or Spanish learners.


Work side by side with talented researchers, designers, engineers, and product managers to bring research-informed product features to life
Help create assessment tools to measure how Duolingo users learn
Design course content for specific topics and language competencies


ABD or PhD in linguistics, applied linguistics, cognitive psychology, or a related field
Research expertise in learning (second language acquisition a big plus)
Experience teaching either English or Spanish as a second language
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
A desire to make the world a better place through technology
Ability to work in the U.S. legally without sponsorship

Experience creating language curricula
High proficiency in and experience teaching both English and Spanish
Experience learning additional languages
Strong publication record in learning sciences or a related field

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