Job Openings for Applicants with Advanced Proficiency in a Foreign Language
It is best to begin to plan your career in your first or second year at OSU, not right before graduation. When you are a freshman or sophomore, make a plan for the internships and study abroad experiences that you will want to add to your resume and visit OSU Career Services and the College of Arts & Sciences Career Services to plan ahead. They can help you to prepare your resume and develop the interviewing skills that you will need for the career fairs that you will attend as a student. It is also wise to speak with someone who already has the career that you want and ask them for their career advice as you plan. Browse the links below to see current job openings.
Search these links to view jobs in business, media, health care, engineering, and more. These jobs often require no formal language certification, just a university degree, high proficiency in the language, and other skills. Search using terms such as ‘French’, ‘German’, ‘Spanish’, or ‘bilingual’ and your specialty such as ‘Marketing’ or ‘Engineering’.
- Simply Hired
- Career builder
- Snag a job
- US Jobs
- LinkedIn job list
- LinkedIn Internship list (search by language)
- My World Abroad (for OSU interships abroad)
- Way Up (jobs and internships for students)
- Career Arc
- Dice (for tech jobs)
- Law Crossing (legal jobs)
- Linguist list jobs (has jobs from various fields including teaching, research, translation, programming, etc.)
- Think of a specific company or organization where you’d like to work and look at their website for job postings and career advice.
These positions require a bachelor's degree with teacher certification.
- School Spring
- ACTFL job central
- State government job listings
- State of Oklahoma job listings
- State of Texas job listings
These positions require a master's degree or PhD. Browse these positions to begin with the end in mind.
- MLA Job Information List (has the most university teaching jobs)
- Chronicle jobs
- Higher Ed Jobs (has university and community college jobs)
- Linguist List Jobs
These positions usually require a bachelor's degree and sometimes require taking ILR language proficiency tests and scoring a 3. Search using a language as a keyword.
- USA Jobs.gov (job postings from almost all government agencies)
- Department of State jobs
- Consular fellows program
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) jobs
- Federal Bureau of Investigation jobs
- National Security Agency jobs
- Intelligence Community jobs
- Defense Intelligence Agency jobs
- Interagency Language Roundtable
- Peace Corps jobs
- United Nations jobs
These jobs require a high level of proficiency in both source and target languages. You are usually paid to translate into your first language.
- National Virtual Translation Center jobs (mostly government short term translation projects)
- ProZ (mostly short term translation projects; sort by translation languages)
- Translation jobs on indeed.com
- Court Interpreting Jobs on indeed.com
- Medical Interpreting Jobs on indeed.com
- Also, look up local courthouses and contact them directly about job openings or internships for court interpreters.