Since Middlebury is known for it’s languages, many of you have backgrounds in Spanish, French, or Chinese, or have even taken up linguistics. These language-related internships sound super interesting, and may be the perfect match for a language-minded Midd kid. Head over to MOJO to read up on these positions or to apply today!
1. Business Planning and Development Intern at The Language Way in Ossing, NY
Deadline to Apply: April 20
The Language Way offers customized Spanish classes for organizations and individuals who need to service their clients professionally in Spanish; multinational corporations doing business abroad and/or interested in consolidating departments within North and South America have found their programs essential to meeting their goals and containing costs. In this internship you will work with the president of The Language Way and local small businesses to develop an effective business plan and marketing strategy for the company so they can grow their business to the next level. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
2. Paid International Project Management Intern at Sprung Language Solutions in NYC
Deadline to Apply: April 30
If you are interested in international communications, then this may be the position for you! Working here would give you the chance to help Fortune-500 companies grow their international business, build your own career path, and participate in driving company policy. In this position, you will be responsible for searching for translators that meet Sprung requirements, screening applicants, trafficking new jobs to/from translators, and conducting cross-language quality checks across all languages.
Have you ever wondered how proficient you are in a foreign language?
Intergency Language Roundtable is an unfunded federal organization where government employees interested in foreign languages can come together, inside and outside of government, to discuss/share information that concerns themselves and others.
Did you know that for the first 175 years of the United States foreign language competence of the U.S. government employees was not examined. In the 1950s, after wars with Japan and Korea, the United States followed that foreign language competence among government employees was a must, a necessary means to commuicate translated information efficiently. As a result, the Civil Service Commision was directed to register employees with a strong foreign language background, skills and experiences. The problem was they did not have a system to follow, until they came up with a system that was objective and even applicable to all languages and Civil Services positions, and that was the development of standarized ratings/scales. This determines your proficiency level in a foregin language, in all departments, whether it’s speaking, writing, listening or reading.
Check the Web site to figure out how proficient you are in a foreign language and what you can do to better your resume, your proficiency and access to internships involving multilingual tasks/priorities.