In January of 2023, the Association of Language Companies launched an internship focus within the ALC Bridge Job Board: https://www.alcbridge.org
. The ALC Bridge Job Board is the only platform containing listings of currently available internships within the language industry.
The ALC worked diligently to create and launch the capability to find internship opportunities on the existing fully functional job board that features several job opportunities in the language industry. The ALC Bridge Job Board is free for job seekers and provides the ability to sign-up and receive alerts on new job postings. Most all the internship postings are available within the United States.
The ALC is actively working with universities and increasing traffic to the Job Board. Since late January 2023, the ALC Bridge Job Board has seen over 17,000 visits with over 1,160 clicks on our current listings.
Language Service Companies are expecting to hire in North America as they look to keep up with a growing industry. The global language services industry was estimated to reach almost 60 billion U.S. dollars in 2022
. The biggest buyers of these services domestically are the United States government and the healthcare industry. There is also high demand in the courts, retail, customer service, and financial sectors, to name a few.
“The need for talent is increasing within the language industry, and finding the right talent is noted as one of the biggest challenges,” states Susan Amarino, President of the ALC. “ALC Bridge helps language professionals and students alike to identify, explore and land career-oriented jobs in the language services field. College students looking to enter the language industry need a broad set of skills, in addition to language skills, and the ALC is here to help bridge the gap.”
For employers, the platform is completely free, whether or not the employer is a member of the ALC.
Internships offer insight into the myriad roles and opportunities that exist in the language services industry. From Localization project manager to sales in on-site and remote interpreting, plus many job types in between. An internship opportunity with a Language Service Company is an opportunity for students to see if a career in the language services industry is right for them.
About the Association of Language Companies
The Association of Language Companies (ALC) is a US-based international trade association representing businesses that provide language services to any type of client. ALC is focused on increasing visibility and positions itself as the voice of the industry in the United States. ALC brings together the people that lead language service companies so that they can collaborate, network, share knowledge, and mentor new leaders in the industry.