Internship translation 3 - 6 month (payment?)
Thread poster: lightinacube

lightinacube
English to German
Apr 15, 2011

Hi everyone,

I am an translation student (M. A.). I have already finished a B. A. study in translation (English to German).
I would like for a company which translates online games from EN into DE during an internship and I'll have an telephone interview next week. The company pays me but I guess I will have to negogiate. It is a part time internship and I am not sure how much they should pay me (e. g. 10 Euros a hour, or 11 cent per word....?9 Can you help me out? Thank you in advance!

Stephanie


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Diana Coada  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:55
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As far as I know Apr 15, 2011

you are not in the position to negotiate. It's an internship, so you either take it or leave it.

In the countries I am familiar with (Spain, Portugal, UK) internships might not even be paid at all. Having said that, my former colleagues at university who have done internships in Germany were getting paid €600, though I do not know whether they were working full-time or part-time.

Good luck!


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Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Dutch to English
10 euros or 11 cents Apr 15, 2011

There's a big difference between 10 euros an hour and 11 cents a word. The latter works out at around 35 Euros an hour if you translate 2500 words a day. That would be very good pay for an internship.

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philgoddard
United States
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. Apr 15, 2011

I assume an internship means you actually work on their premises, in which case I don't think you should accept payment on a per-word basis. If there's no work, you go home empty-handed!

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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Good pay for anybody Apr 15, 2011

Olly Pekelharing wrote:

There's a big difference between 10 euros an hour and 11 cents a word. The latter works out at around 35 Euros an hour if you translate 2500 words a day. That would be very good pay for an internship.


11ct is a normal freelancer rate but we have to pay all sorts of things from it that a salaried employer wouldn't have to bear - it's our own electricity, internet connection, computer, paper ...

On the other hand, a freelancer couldn't survive on 10 euros per hour but it is about the French minimum salary so pretty likely.


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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An internship means... Apr 15, 2011

As far as I am aware, an internship means that you work to practice what you are learning. We had a trainee last year (who by the way is now an employee) and we paid her approximately 40% of her current salary, which was what was expected by the framework agreement with her University.

I would say that, as a student, you cannot ask for the salary of a translator with a degree. I would very much take whatever they may offer, since the experience will itself bear a high value, or it should if the company really wants to teach you things.


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