Language Services Internship

Get a behind-the-scenes look at all that is involved in helping The Mother Church communicate with the non-English-speaking world.

Gain experience communicating with a worldwide network of translators. Discover how spiritual sense guides through the completion of a project; learn to distinguish which parts of an original message need to be culturally adjusted so that the same message comes across in other languages.

Get to know all departments of The Mother Church through the work that the Office of Language Services (OLS) does for them.

Be exposed to thinking globally about Christian Science and its ability to heal. Practice Christian Science in a deadline-oriented setting.

Be introduced to and work regularly in the software programs memoQ and Acrobat Pro.

Opportunities:

  • Learn how to update non-English content to the Church websites (christianscience.com & mbelibrary.org)

  • Learn how to partner with other Mother Church departments as well as within the OLS team

  • Learn about translation support activities such as an organization-wide terminology database, organization-wide style guide for translations, and an internal website for translators.

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

  • Native speaker of French or German preferred, with possible extensive knowledge of a third language (besides English), but any candidate who is a native speaker of a language other than English will be warmly considered

  • Ability to understand nuance, context, and cultural overtones

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Ease with, and passion for, learning new computer software

  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy, professionalism, and keep confidentiality

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Team skills

  • Good work ethic, punctuality

  • Spiritual intuition and approach to problem solving

How to apply

Fill out the online application and attach your resume and cover letter. Or, email them to us at tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com. The application deadline has been extended to August 18, 2022.

Program Dates: September 12 - November 4

Compensation: Interns will receive a living stipend of $300/week, as well as a housing stipend to be determined based on their work location. They will also receive a $500 grant upon completion of the internship. These payments are taxable benefits.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact The Mother Church at tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com.