Italy Internship

Pioneer Bible Translators’ Area Director for Africa spent 20+ years translating the Bible for an unreached people group in West Africa. Now that this project is complete, he focuses his attention on how to assist other language projects throughout the continent of Africa. Some of his projects involve doing exegetical checking, peer checking, and consultant checking of teammates’ work. Others focus on helping mother-tongue translators move their projects forward in the translation process. Still, others are in the dreaming stage as the team works to strategize, pray, and implement the necessary steps to reach the most hard to reach areas of Africa.

Rather than do all this work by himself, the Area Director put together a tight-knit team of North Americans based out of Italy who are laboring to help the Bible-less peoples receive the Word of God in the language they understand best. Through data entry, linguistic analysis, interlinearization, back translations, and linguistic/missiological survey, this team is working on the cutting edge of the translation movement.

During this year’s summer internship, our team in Italy will host checking workshops. During this time, exegetes will pour over the text of various Biblical books in 3-6 different languages. Interns will have the opportunity to observe, as well as participate, in detailed discussions surrounding the meaning of the Biblical text and wade through the challenges of communicating that meaning in a different language and culture. Interns will receive hands-on experience in the nitty-gritty of Bible translation, as well as enjoy interacting with our translators on these various projects.


linguistics, literacy, desktop publishing, Bible translation, and many other hands on applications. This is a working internship and you will keep regular office hours.

What kind of interns are we looking for?
  • humble, teachable, servant leaders
  • individuals who have an incredibly strong work ethic
  • problem solvers
  • self-starters
  • willing to attempt the impossible
  • applicants MUST have a high proficiency and aptitude in linguistics and Biblical exegesis
  • individuals who have a heart for refugees are welcome

How Do I Apply?

You can apply for an internship by contacting one of our recruiters via email or phone.  After dialoguing with you about which internship allocation is the best fit for your interests, they will send you an information packet including:

  • An electronic application
  • Electronic reference forms
  • Sample budgets

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Nathan Davenport, director of recruitment
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