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Zaventem, Belgium Marketing & Communication Intern
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Job Description

Job ID: 235373

Date posted: 16/04/2024

Who you are

Please note that this is a non-paid academic internship for students looking to complete the Program requirements.
The internship will commence in September – October with a minimum of 12 weeks.

We are looking for a candidate that is passionate about lifestyle, home furnishing and modern retail. You get motivated by languages and cultures and by finding better ways of working. Furthermore, you are open to the change and you get energized by working both independently and interdependently with communication network and cross functions. You appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning communication theory into practice.

You have proven training in linguistic field; (ongoing bachelor’/master study minimum). Experience in using CAT tools and Translation management systems (e.g. SDL Worldserver, XTM, Smartling, Memsource, MemoQ etc) are a plus. Familiarity with Machine Translation is desirable.
Furthermore you have strong communication and influencing skills and master at least one of the two national languages (ideally bilingual NL/FR) and you have a good level of English, both spoken and written.

As a person you have understanding and interest in localization/communication trends and the ability to turn them into effective communication.
You have time management skills, ability to multitask and are highly organized.
The purpose with this position is to secure that our customers and co-workers have a native experience across all platforms and to ensure all content and communication for the market aligns with IKEA tone of voice across all channels and according to guidelines.

What you'll be doing day to day

Your daily tasks would mainly be managing the localisation and translation projects end to end. You will also assist in other tasks such as:

- Reviewing FR and/or NL content (translated from EN)
- Communicate with localisation vendors
- Consolidate and provide linguistic feedback to the translators/translation vendors to educate them on IKEA tone of voice
- Update linguistic assests such as glossaries, termbases, etc.
- Work closely with local content creation teams to create web, sales, communication and social media content that is appealing to customers by providing input from a linguistic perspective, while driving consistency with global content
- Liaise with the global localisation team to ensure consistency of approach
- Translate and/or edit user interface, communication, PR, Web, social media and marketing materials for urgent and special requests, which can’t be outsourced

Our team within Ikea

Our team is the voice of IKEA. We use words, pictures and videos to tell the story about IKEA, to build our brand and inspire people with our offer. We bounce ideas back and forth, we challenge each other and we are crazy passionate about communication. Of course we’re also the ones who make sure to keep all our fellow co-workers informed, engaged and connected in a constantly changing business environment.

Apply now!

Are you eager to kickstart your career journey with hands-on experience and real-world projects? Look no further!
IKEA is thrilled to announce openings for our internship program, where you'll have the chance to learn, grow, and make a meaningful impact.

Dive into projects that challenge and inspire you, working alongside experienced professionals who are passionate about mentoring.
Gain valuable skills and knowledge that will set you up for success in your future career, with opportunities for training and workshops tailored to your interests.
Contribute to projects that make a difference, whether it's developing innovative solutions, supporting our community initiatives, or helping us shape the future.

We're seeking dynamic, motivated individuals who are hungry to learn and eager to make an impact. Whether you're a budding engineer, a creative thinker, a marketing enthusiast, or a data aficionado, we want to hear from you!
Ready to take the first step towards an exciting internship experience? Don't wait any longer! Submit your application today by sending your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you're the perfect fit for this opportunity.

Don't miss out on this chance to jumpstart your career with IKEA.
Apply now and let's embark on this journey together!



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