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Thousand Languages Graduate Internship

Change the landscape of literary translation

Change the landscape of literary translation by becoming an intern with the Thousand Languages Project, a dynamic, multilingual translation project and database from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

As an intern, students will work with the Thousand Languages project to:

  • Edit: curate themed collections of poems, short stories, and other literary work to translate from the publishing catalogue of Hayden's Ferry Review, an internationally recognized literary journal edited by the MFA students at Arizona State University
  • Translate: collaborate with faculty from the School of International Letters and Cultures to produce accurate, artistic, and ethical translations of selected work
  • Write: produce critical essays detailing the process of translation and providing literary and social context for the chosen work 

Beyond academic credit, students will gain critical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of literary translation, editing, and publishing, with author credits for any published work. 

Intern Eligibility

The internship is open to any graduate student at Arizona State University with fluency in a language other than English. Varying levels of credit are available. 

Apply

To apply for the internship, email a statement of purpose and CV to Hayden's Ferry Review Supervising Editor Katie Berta at katherine.berta@asu.edu. Applications will be accepted until August 22, 2019.

About Thousand Languages

Aiming to present the human voice in all its manifestations, Thousand Languages is a dynamic, multilingual translation project and database exploring the art and scholarship of literary translation from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University. To learn more about Thousand Languages, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/thousand-languages.