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Translation Internships in New York

If you are multilingual and have an interest in pursuing a career in languages and translation and meeting like-minded individuals from all over the world, internships in translation in New York can help you.

It’s estimated that between 600-800 individual languages are spoken in New York, making it one of the most linguistically diverse places on Earth.

With placements in government organizations, education departments, financial services firms, and more on offer, New York is the perfect opportunity for you to complete a language internship, no matter which sector you’re interested in.

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Responsibilities at translation internships in NYC may include:

  • Transcribing articles, case studies, blogs, and other text

  • Attending events and translating in real-time

  • Editing materials translated by computers to check for accuracy

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Typical roles for New York Translation internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our translation interns in NYC have taken on before:

  • Government & Politics

    People in government need to be able to communicate effectively with the communities they serve. Depending on the office or department they are assigned to, interns may gain the experience of translating documents/policies or interpreting for people face to face. 

  • Education

    Translation internships in the education sector may involve carrying out a range of responsibilities, including interpreting for staff, students, and parents in schools, and preparing written translations of educational materials. Whatever your role, an internship in this field will help you improve your communication skills.

  • Science

    If you have a scientific background and are fluent in more than one language, your skills as a translator will always be in high demand in this industry. Translation interns in scientific roles are frequently asked not just to produce accurate translations of scientific documents and proofread them for clients, but also to highlight any errors in the original language text, meaning you must understand the texts you are working on.

  • Financial Services

    Our translation interns have previously worked with some of the top financial services companies in New York. If you are multilingual and have a good understanding of the way this industry works, you should strongly consider applying for a translation internship within a financial services company. If successful, your responsibilities may include translating documents both ways, while preserving the original context of the report; flagging up any content-related issues to your project manager; proofreading and fact-checking information and statistics, as well as maintaining a glossary of terms and phrases.

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The translation industry

If you have advanced language skills, sound listening, writing, and speaking skills, and are good at forming connections with people, a career in translation would be the perfect fit for you. Internships in translation in New York can help you get started by providing you with real-world experience, which will help you stand out in this highly competitive job market. If you have a degree in science or math, you could use your fluency in multiple languages in the engineering or financial sectors. Otherwise, you might prefer a role in politics or education. Whatever your particular interests, there are placements to suit every kind of linguist in New York.


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New York is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world, making it an ideal location to complete a translation internship. Interns are placed with well-respected organizations across a range of sectors, and our program has been designed to show you the city at its very best. Learn more about our New York internship opportunities here.


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