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Intern Language Lead

San José, San José Province, Costa Rica

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Intern Language Lead

  • San José, San José Province, Costa Rica
Job Description - Language Services, Costa Rica

Job Title: Intern Language Lead, Localization 1

Department: Language Services

Reports To: Language Services Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

EEO Job Group: Professionals



Engages through the project lifecycle and final delivery.

Puts together the linguistic portion of the translation packages and maintains the linguistic assets of projects.

Takes care of the maintenance of glossaries, TMs, updates linguistic checks (LTB), and performs spot check on the files to check the compliance of the delivered translations.
May also perform translation, editing, proofreading and/or linguistic testing in their native language.
Compiles language quality data.


Communication & Collaboration

  • Prompt written communication including, but not limited to email and documentation.
  • Prompt verbal communication including, but not limited to, telephone conversations, and in-person discussions.
  • Prompt notification to manager about any problems that affect his/her ability to accomplish planned goals.
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams.
  • Communicates with Manager or Project Manager for status reports and issues in team.
  • Communicates project priorities and provides detailed translation instructions and support documentation to translation resources.

Work Quality, Efficiency, & Innovation

  • Performs small linguistic tasks such as translation, editing, proofreading, and linguistic testing, on an as-needed basis.
  • Prepares instructions for external translation vendors.
  • Maintains linguistic assets, such as glossary creation, update, upload, cleanup and conversion, and TM maintenance.
  • Maintains glossaries, rules and checklists for the Quality Assurance checks (LTB -Linguistic Tool Box).
  • Performs Quality Control steps: spot checks files after delivery to ensure that they comply with the project's instructions.
  • Compiles language quality data.
  • Has good organizational skills.
  • Shows ability to analyze and prioritize workload.
  • Shows ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines and in stressful situations.
  • Has strong time management skills.

Excellence and Leadership
  • Demonstrates honesty, keeps commitments and behaves in a consistent and ethical manner - abiding by all Lionbridge policies.
  • Takes ownership of his/her work and actions.
  • Demonstrates analytical skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new technical skills, programs and applications quickly.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand and assimilate complex technical information.

  • Student (Bachelor's degree or higher) in Linguistics, Translation, or a language-related domain.
  • Experience in translation or related fields is desirable.
  • Native fluency in a non-English language is required.
  • Basic knowledge of Localization processes, Translation Memory tools, Terminology management processes, and computer-assisted translation software is desired.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural and fast-paced environment.

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