30 Apr 2012

Internship Linguistic Intern

adminBeijing, Beijing, China

Job Description

Title: Linguistic Intern
Term of position: 6 months to 1 year
Detailed Description: During the program, interns are required to carry out various translation-related tasks (i.e. translation, review, glossary creation, testing etc.). Interns will work under the supervision of a tutor, an experienced translator, whose role is to help them improve their skills and ensure the program runs smoothly. All translators work exclusively into their mother tongue and deal with a range of content that will be decided by the linguistic team manager. Tasks will include but not be limited to:
 Proofreading and editing final translated documents and drafts
 Researching (vocabulary, phrases and terminology) in order to make sure all translated or proofread materials are fully accurate
 Working on multiple projects and assignments ensuring that deadlines are met
 Reviewing original translations for other translators
 Translating small word counts (up to 10,000 words)
 Following up for the PLLP (Post Layout Linguistic Proofread)
 QA of Audio and Video files
 Shortening translations which are too long (i.e. UI strings)
 Preparing transkits for translations using Audio sources
 Reading through original material and content with the aim and intention to rewrite towards the target audience whilst ensuring that the meaning of the text is completely and accurately retained

Desired Skills:
 Fast and Efficient (not sacrificing quality for speed)
 Mature & Professional
 Hardworking & Dedicated
 Ability to work in a team setting
 Pro-active & Confident
 Organized
 Resourceful (good at researching terminologies and solving problems)
 Detail-Oriented
 Has a passion for translations and linguistics
Background/Training:
 Proficient knowledge and understanding of English
 Proficient knowledge and understanding of their native language at least up to a degree level
 Able to use or be trained in using a range of professional translation tools, source and reference materials
 Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and their functions
 Basic knowledge of Internet & email communication applications
 Must have at least a bachelors degree in translation or currently studying to finish a translation degree
 Must be willing to learn to use new CAT tools
Location: Beijing

Job Categories: Others. Job Types: Internship. Salary: >4,000 RMB / Month.

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