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Translator, German and English - Internship

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Wayfair is looking for a candidate to be a part of our global Translation Operations Team. You will support the in-house Translation Team in their daily translation project management and help drive improvements to our processes.

As a Translation Operations Intern, you will support translation projects across a growing number of requested languages and help ensure quality for translations from English into German. You will partner closely with Merchandising, Localization Engineering, Creative/Copy teams. Additionally, responsibilities will extend to freelancer communication, translation memory and glossary maintenance, and support recruiting of a pool of freelance translators in order to optimise quality and capacity to meet current and future business needs.

About The Translations Operations Team

The Translations Team at Wayfair is working to provide “best-in-class” localised and translated experiences for all our end customers, suppliers and employees in their preferred language. We balance out quality, speed and cost by establishing scalable processes and offering flexible translation workflows. You will work as part of our international team, where you’ll be supported to learn and grow. Our team is a mix of creatively thinking and data-driven people who collaborate with a large number of different business stakeholders, allowing you to get to know many sides of a rapidly growing e-commerce enterprise.

Specific Requirements

Translation/ Internal Coordination

  • Support end-to-end translation projects of teams across multiple languages using our translation management tools and systems, including regular communication with colleagues on various translation projects
  • Support recruiting and onboarding for our pool of 60+ freelance translators
  • Help educate stakeholders on translation processes, nuances and best practices
  • Support QA of German translations and maintenance of quality assets (translation memory, style guide, glossary)

Process improvement/development

  • Help identify technical and process issues or blockers and identify process improvement opportunities
  • Assist in maintaining and expanding our translation assets (e.g. translation memories, glossaries)


  • Possess strong problem-solving capabilities and excellent organisation skills
  • Detail-oriented and communicative
  • Ability to structure and analyse data
  • Ability to create clear workflows and to improve on existing ones
  • Build good working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to organise tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment and to work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with remote teams across multiple time zones



  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills in English and German
  • Bachelor's degree in translation, linguistics, communications or a related field
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft/Google Suite, particularly spreadsheets

What Will Put You Ahead Of The Curve

  • Experience working with CAT tools
  • A passion for technology (e.g. databases, query/scripting languages) is highly desirable

Hard Skills

  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills