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Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 17:17:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: lbwelch <lbwelch@...>
Subject: Jobs: Specialization Not Required: Intern, Rosetta Project/Long Now

University or Organization: Rosetta Project/Long Now Foundation
Rank of Job: Intern
Specialty Areas: Specialization not required


The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native
speakers working to build a publicly accessible online archive for all
documented human languages. We are looking for people to help with the core
task of scanning and/or typing in existing materials on a wide variety of
languages of the world. Our goal is to put together the most broad and complete
reference work on the languages of the world to date - a reference work of
relevance both to academic linguists and to endangered language communities.

After three years of collection and curation, the Rosetta online archive is
already the largest descriptive linguistic resource on the Net. We currently
serve over 30,000 text pages documenting writing systems, phonology, grammar,
vernacular texts, core wordlists, numbering systems, maps, audio files, and
demographic/historical descriptions for over 1,700 languages. A major
sub-component of the Rosetta archive is the ALL Language Word List Database - a
collection of 200 term core vocabulary lists for the languages of the world.

As an intern with Rosetta, you will be exposed to important works on an
extremely wide variety of languages, and will have the opportunity to see what
goes into developing and maintaining a large, on-line, digital archive as you
participate in a history-making project. Internships are typically for 1-2
months. Full-time interns (32+ hours/week) have access to preferential
housing/rent pricing in the Presidio of San Francisco, where our offices are
located (ask for details if this is of interest to you). In general, the work
needs to be done here in our offices (unless you want to take on a much larger
commitment, in which case we can consider ways to set you up to work

Address for Applications:

Attn: Laura Buszard-Welcher
The Rosetta Project / Long Now Foundation
P.O. Box 29462
San Francisco, CA 94129-0462
United States of America

Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:

Laura Buszard-Welcher
Email: lbwelch@...
Tel: (415) 561-6582
Fax: (415) 561-6297