2023 Summer Internships

Translation (with some linguistics) internship in Eurasia: Travel to a country in Eurasia with our chief language consultant and his family to observe and participate in translation workshops with two different teams (Metanoia and Muslim Tat). Russian is not required but helpful. One workshop will include linguistic analysis. Timeframe is July for 5 weeks.

Translation internship in Asia: Travel to a country in Asia (with at least one other person) to meet up with our field translation consultant to observe and participate in a translation workshop with the Patris team. All work will be in English. Timeframe is late May/early June for 6 weeks.

Literacy/linguistics (with possible translation) internship to Chad: Travel to Chad, Africa, with our chief literacy/linguistics consultant to observe and participate in literacy & linguistics workshops with two different language groups (Sara Kaba Naa and Ngam). At least one translation workshop (Sara Kaba Dem or Ngam) with our field translation consultant could be included. French is not required but helpful. Timeframe is late May/early June for 5 weeks.

All internships include a week spent at our Grand Rapids office before the overseas trip and another week after the trip, and they could include the BI consultant seminar in early August.

Cost is around $2,500-3,000, depending mostly on cost of airfare. All internships are unpaid positions, but all past interns have been able to raise funds for their trips.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities for summer 2023, please contact Dr. Troy Manning at [email protected] or call 616-942-7712.