Translation Intern (Guatemala-based)

Mercado Global

About the organization

Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to international sales opportunities on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator, the Translation Intern will be based in our office in Panajachel, Guatemala. The Translation Intern will gain valuable experience in translation, as well as broad exposure to both the social enterprise and fashion industries.

This position requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and is full time. Currently looking for interns for all internship periods. Start dates are flexible, however immediate availability is desirable. This is an unpaid position but academic credit is available.



-Convert concepts in Spanish to equivalent concepts in English and vice-versa, both verbally and -in writing, correctly relaying the style and tone of the original language

-Assist with the creation of presentations and events in Spanish

-Compile information, such as technical terms used in the fashion industry, to be used in translations

-Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions

-Perform other related duties as required


-Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively in both English and Spanish

-Current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution, graduate students also welcome

-Ability to exhibit professionalism, tact, and diplomacy in a confidential environment

-Demonstrated interest in non-profit development and international work

-Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail

-Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and balance competing demands and priorities

-Enthusiasm for Mercado Global's mission

-Flexibility, drive and a sense of humor

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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