Internship Programs

InWhatLanguage - Translation technology company

InWhatLanguage (IWL) is an international translation company based in Salt Lake City. IWL also boasts a proprietary cloud-based translation system called Unify to handle translations for a variety of companies and domains, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Disney, FIFA, Lego, Zagg, Apple, and Pfizer.
It's an international company based in Salt Lake City.

Internship opportunities

  • Project Manager in Training
    Assist the senior project management team to find and vet freelancers. Manage and clean up the database, help with Unify troubleshooting with linguists and clients. Help coordinate projects between clients and translators.
    Paid job. Up to 20 hours. On-site. May become a full-time job.
  • Writer
    Unpaid. Off-site. Summer. May become a full-time job.
    Help with content on the website. Write articles.
  • The Ninja
    Administrative assistant full-time. On-site. Need to "run fast” and think ahead to keep up with an energetic CEO. Also must be able to hold their own for the occasional Bertie Bott’s jelly bean taste contests. Secretary-type work.
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OCI Program

What is an On-Campus Internship (OCI)?

  • OCIs are student-led (company and/or mentor advised) fifteen-week projects sponsored/funded by companies interested in hiring BYU students.
  • The projects are real world problems faced by the companies today (not busy work).
  • Students will use tools and skills they are learning in their major/program to create an insightful problem resolution to the project proposed by the company.
  • Three credit hour class held on campus that fulfills many major requirements for internships.

What’s in it for the Company?

  • The company will receive work assistance throughout the semester as well as a final report and recommendation from the student team.
  • The company will receive insight from students with diverse backgrounds who are being trained in the most recent techniques.
  • The company will have contact, far beyond an interview, and develop relationships with future recruiting candidates they could hire.
  • The company will have opportunities to connect with BYU students and faculty at career fairs and info sessions.

What’s in it for the On-Campus Internship student?

  • Real world experience in the area of your study.
  • Fabulous resume builder.
  • Become comfortable with meeting deadlines, managing projects, and developing professional networks.
  • Develop teamwork skills in a real world setting.
  • Develop attributes that matter most to recruiters.
  • Interaction on a personal level with company contacts who are experienced in your future career field and that may recommend or hire students.

On-Campus Internship teams

OCI teams are made up of three to five undergraduate students who have expressed interest in working on projects for the sponsoring company. Team roles are assigned to each member, including a sponsor liaison and project manager. Each team member works an average of nine hours per week and the total hourly commitment of the team can be up to forty-five hours per week (the equivalent of one full-time employee). The OCI team output is consolidated and provided back to the sponsoring company as agreed to in the project deliverables.

Responsibility of Sponsoring Companies

Each sponsoring company will need to define a key contact with whom the OCI sponsor liaison will work directly. Work assignments are given by the key contact on a daily, weekly, monthly, or periodic basis.

What Types of Project Work Can Companies Give to the OCI Teams?

Any kind of localization work can be appropriate. We have students who are studying foreign language, linguistics, localization, computer science, business, and a variety of other disciplines. Here are some examples of past projects:

  • Translating articles, tools, websites, etc.
  • Developing and translating a platform for international learners of English.
  • Training artificial intelligence by capturing key associations.
  • Writing translation guides for passages of text providing information to make translation easier.
  • Localization and translation of an app and user manuals.
  • Crowdsourcing a custom thesaurus.
  • Business process and software evaluation for a localization company.

Any assignments given to an employee, consultant, or contractor are potentially appropriate.

Company Key Contact Responsibilities

The most important piece of information is a clear description of the project and deliverables by the key contact of the sponsoring company. The key contact should be available to answer questions and provide company resources to the team as needed. The key contact should also provide feedback to the OCI team concerning the quality and productivity of the team’s work as part of the learning experience.

How Does a Company Sign Up For an OCI Project Team?

Companies can submit OCI team requests via the online OCI project application. Please indicate that you would like this project to be a part of the “HCOLL 494R” on-campus internships. When requesting a team, the company will submit a project request consisting of a paragraph describing the company and one or more paragraphs indicating the project description and the project deliverables. The application form will also ask for the category of project work the team will do and the types of majors/concentrations that would be useful on the team. Examples of concentrations include localization, linguistics, translation, etc. The paragraphs will be used to communicate the available projects to the students so they can submit their preferences for team membership.

When and Where Do Students Sign Up?

Students wishing to participate in On-Campus Internships must register for the HCOLL 494R OCI option class (3 credit hours). Then, you must visit the OCI student application page to register for projects. Applications will be active in August/September (for Fall semester), November/December (for Winter semester), and March/April (for Spring/Summer).