Translators Community

From our headquarters in Berlin and service center in China, we help the world’s leading businesses succeed in challenging international markets, translating products and services into the languages their customers speak every day. Our team of over 80 staff from around the world enjoy a friendly and welcoming working atmosphere, and we’re always on the lookout for talented people.

Whether you are an experienced translator or a student looking to gain more experience with translations, we are happy to have you as part of our team.

Join Milengo’s global team of translators

If you’re an experienced freelance translator and would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please complete our translator application form, and a member of our vendor management team will get back to you to discuss possible opportunities for collaboration.

Start your language career here

Are you a student of translation programs or a recent graduate looking to get hands-on experience in translation? Milengo offers you the opportunity to put your language skills to use and become a professional freelance translator.

Are you considering a career as a professional translator?

Knowing multiple languages is wonderful, and it is quite the experience to translate words from one language into another. In doing so, you open doors for people to understand content that is written in an unfamiliar language.
Working as a translator means flexibility, creativity and freedom. It means creating your own schedule, choosing your own place of work and playing with words!

Where can you learn more about working as a translator?

At Milengo, we make all this possible through an online training programme perfectly tailored to young talents like you! When you join our team, you gain hands-on experience with translation and get paid for your work, all while enjoying the comfort of your own home office or the freedom of working on the go. All you need to do is to participate in our training program and complete each module successfully.

What you receive

We have developed a training programme that offers all students and graduates of linguistic fields of study the possibility to gain hands-on experience with commercial translations. We offer a professional, friendly and collaborative working model in which every translator gets the chance to strengthen their language skills through constant support and feedback from an international team of senior linguists and project managers.

Training program structure

Module 1: Initial Training & Test Translations

This phase consists of online testing and training. Selected candidates produce their first test translations. The tests are evaluated by senior linguists, and the feedback is sent back to the candidates. Candidates who pass the tests will get the chance to learn more about our working methods and tools through online tutorials.

Duration: up to 2 months

Module 2: Project Experience (Close Monitoring)

Candidates who have successfully passed through the first phase start working on live projects as junior linguists. They work on real translation projects with client instructions and deadlines and are supported by our carefully selected team of project managers and senior linguists. This is the most important part of the learning curve for the junior linguists. They are paid for their work at a competitive hourly rate, and the workload can vary depending on each linguist’s availability.

Duration: approx. 6 months

Module 3: Continued Project Work (Regular Evaluations)

The linguists who have successfully completed the second phase of training will continue working on regular updates, without the close supervision of a senior linguist. There will be regular evaluations of their work, and the feedback will be shared with the linguists. Tips and tricks for improvement will be provided on an ongoing basis. The work will be paid at the regular hourly rate for projects.

Duration: until 6 good evaluation results have been achieved (approx. 4 months)

Phase 4: Graduation & Ongoing collaboration

The linguists who reach this phase have been performing exceptionally in all the previous stages and are considered established linguists for their project. They now take on a mid-senior-level role, and they are entitled to a first pay raise of 20%. We offer various possibilities for collaboration (freelance work, full-time employment) for linguists who are interested in pursuing a long-term career in translations. They can work on more translation projects covering various topics.

Translator Academy Program +

Join our Translator Academy

For more details about our training program, fill in the application form below.

For the Memsource Talent Endorsement Program, the highest possible quality of training and seamless collaboration is essential. The students we promote should not just become names on a list of freelancers, they should be professionally guided, mentored, and provided with projects that suit their expertise. Milengo offers exactly that – guidance, professionalism, and both friendly and swift communication.
Filip ŠancaComunity Manager @ Memsource
The Talent Endorsement Program provides a good opportunity for translation students to gain work experience before entering the market. The feedback given by Milengo is very detailed and helps to successfully perform further translation jobs. The friendly staff is always happy to help you.
Jens WehrProgram Participant