How can I get an internship in the translation industry?
Just as you would in any other industry: use your extended network. If you’re in school, go to your school’s career center and look at what they have. List yourself with them and file a copy of your resume. Ask colleagues and parents if they know of anyone who might be in your industry or future industry. Go to industry job fairs and virtual conferences, if any are happening at your school. Talk to your professors. Whether you’re in school or not, fill out a profile on LinkedIn.com, and say that you’re looking. Consider signing up on translator’s forums such as Proz.com and posting a query about internships. Target firms in a specific branch of the industry or a region you’re willing to work, look up their contact information and HR department and then cold contact—call, email, etc. Don’t stalk but be politely persistent.
-By Adriana Tassini
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