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 program 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 program 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

Stage 1: Learning the ropes

Once you have successfully made it through the initial testing phase, we will begin by sending you your first live projects so that you can get to grips with all the tricks of the trade. You will be guided through this process every step of the way by an experienced Milengo project manager, who will remain your main point of contact throughout the project. As a junior translator for our company, you will have the unique advantage of receiving regular feedback and helpful tips from our senior translators to help you learn and gradually develop your translation skills.

What’s more, you’ll be paid a competitive hourly rate and enjoy very flexible working hours.

Duration: Approx. 40 project hours

Stage 2: Gaining further experience

In your next phase as junior translator, you will continue to work on project updates, but we will now place more trust in you and monitor you less closely. We will, of course, continue to provide support, along with tips and tricks to help you improve even further while you’re busy learning how to work more independently and how to best apply the knowledge you acquired in the first stage of your training. This stage is designed to boost your confidence as a translator, so that you can truly unleash your talents and sharpen your expertise.

Duration: Approx. 40 project hours

Stage 3: Moving up the ranks

Up until this point, you have been honing your translation skills by working on projects and updates for “your” client, so that you are now considered to be an established linguist for that customer.

If your results and feedback have been great up to this point and you would like to try your hand at something new, you will be invited to take part in more demanding projects for other clients. Once again, you will work under the close supervision of our senior translators, who will give you detailed feedback to help you master this new subject area.

Once you’ve gained some experience with more complex content, you will be ready to graduate from the Academy. You’ll be offered a pay raise of 20 percent and earn the status of intermediate translator, opening the door to an even wider range of fascinating projects for an even more varied range of clients. By completing this stage, you will be well on your way to becoming a bona fide professional translator!

Duration: At least 40 project hours

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