Thousand Languages 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 & Archive: curate themed collections of poems, short stories, and other literary work to translate from the publishing catalog of Hayden's Ferry Review. Update the archive catalogs, assist with activities, and perform other clerical tasks.
- 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.
- Or complete a non-translation Special Project:
For undergraduate interns, special projects may involve researching for TLP webpages, collaborating with student organizations on campus, or working with graduate interns on an ongoing special project.
For graduate interns, special projects may involve developing teaching materials or translations that work across text types, engaging in community collaborations, editing a special feature for the site, or event planning.
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. Internships are unpaid. Varying levels of academic credit are available.
The internship is open to graduate and undergraduate students at Arizona State University. Multilingual and monolingual students may apply. Online and in-person (Tempe campus) students welcome.
To apply for the internship, email Piper Fellow-in-Residence Jacqueline Balderrama at email@example.com.
Statement of Interest: Share your background (in language, literature, translation and/or creative writing) and interest in joining Thousand Languages. Please include your major/degree of study, preference in a translation of non-translation focus, as well as language ability.
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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 https://thousandlanguages.asu.edu.