Urbana, Illinois – In Every Language has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Beginning with this fall semester, one Masters in Translation student per academic year will engage in an internship with In Every Language in vendor management. This year’s selected student is Mayilu Diaz de Leon.
“This isn’t just another internship,” says In Every Language CEO Terena Bell. “We’ve had interns before, but with the new program that the UIUC Center for Translation Studies offers, we’re actually able to do something innovative.”
Diaz de Leon — and interns to follow – will not be working in translation, but rather in the business of translation. “Traditionally, much of how the industry decides into which translator to choose has been fairly arbitrary,” Bell continues. “The focus of this internship will be on quantifying the unquantifiable – on removing the possibility of error from that choice in order to provide even more assurance to clients whose materials simply don’t allow room for any chances.” Diaz de Leon will be looking to fine-tune a translator point metric In Every Language already has in place, implementing it for even the rarest of languages.
According to Elizabeth Lowe, Director of the UIUC Center for Translation Studies, “This internship with In Every Language is an exciting opportunity for UIUC students of translation to learn the business of translation, an important aspect of the field that is generally not understood well by beginning translators and by the general public.” The University of Illinois new Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting seeks to train its students for the competitive and evolving job market by offering students internship experiences that give them the knowledge, skills and tools required to work at the highest levels of the translation and interpreting fields in a variety of jobs.
About In Every Language
In Every Language is the only American provider represented on the international trade board for translation companies and clients. The company is an internationally-recognized, professional provider of translating, interpreting and localization solutions in over 180 languages. For more information, follow us on Twitter at @InEveryLanguage.
About the Center for Translation Studies
The Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a collaboration between the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; the Creative Writing Program; and Dalkey Archive Press to educate future translators and interpreters and to prepare them for the exciting opportunities available to them in today’s global economy. The MA in Translation and Interpreting program provides a combination of rigorous academic study and substantive real-life experience. For more information visit translation.illinois.edu.