In addition to my classroom teaching, I am the director of the Linguistics Department Teaching Internship (LIN 496). The internship, offered every Fall and Spring semester, gives UB undergraduates an opportunity to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to their community. Most LIN 496 interns work in a Buffalo Public School as a teacher's aide or tutor, helping children develop their language and literacy skills. This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA. For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week) in their host school. Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also occasionally slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, social workers, etc. To find out more about the internship, or to apply, please e-mail me at:email@example.com.