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Topic: Internship @ Nintendo.. should I apply?

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Miss_Dark

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So here's my situation: I've got 2 diplomas in languages and already did an internship as a translator at the federal government in Belgium. This was a very good experience and they want me to do another internship for a month (for my master's degree) so they can offer me a contract when I graduate. It is not sure where I'll end up (which department etc.) so that's all a big question.

I also noticed on the website of Nintendo that they're looking for a translator English - Dutch in Germany... I think it would be amazing to work as a translator for a video game company. I'm thinking bout applying, but as an intern (spontaneously). The thing is:

1. they have to accept it
2. I'd have to move for a month to Germany
3. It'll cost me a lot of money
4. It won't lead to an actual job (that's not feasible cause then I'd have to move to Germany forever)
5. Maybe they'll give me translations that are less interesting because I'm just an intern

It's my dream to work in the video game industry but I really don't wanna move to another country I'm afraid. Should I just go with the federal government, which will eventually lead to a job, or take a risk in my life (now that I'm still young and single) and apply spontaneously as an intern?

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Happy_Mask

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This is kind of a decision you have to make yourself, it may very well determine your future. Consider all factors, and do what you really want to do because you think you'd enjoy it.

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Miss_Dark

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Haha it just seems like a huge risk cause I won't have a job at the government then (which is a nice place to start as a translator and DIFFICULT to get in) but then again I'm still young, I won't do anything for Nintendo once I have a job...

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MAN1AC

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I was initially going to say go for it, but moving costs, and no guarantee of actually getting the job seems kind of rough. But if that's what you REALLY want to do then you might as well go all in. Its better to try then always wonder what could have been.

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the_shpydar

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Not an easy decision. But for something that may help you decide, think of this — you are still young, and there is always time to settle into government work (governments will always need translators, even if you'll have to wait a little longer to get in the door). However, this may be a very limited opportunity that could potentially open some doors to you in the industry. It may lead to nothing more than a learning experience (plus the added resume boost of working for an international corporation), but you have to think — if you don't do it, will you be looking back in 10 or 20 years and wonder "what if?"

At the least, it may not hurt to apply, maybe have an interview with them and get more information (for example, many companies may compensate an intern — even an unpaid intern — for things like travel expense and relocation). Even if they do offer you the internship, it doesn't automatically mean that you'll have to take it.

Good luck!

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SkywardLink98

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Let's put it this way: High chance for actual job, little enjoyment. Almost no chance for actual job, lot's of enjoyment. This is the sort of decision you should make on your own, but consider them in a logical way. I'd say you should make the decision that you feels fits your circumstances, but keep in mind, this is the decision between education and fun. One will pay off long-term, whereas the other is short term enjoyment. The opportunity could always come again, you never know, but with the very little chance of actual job, be aware of the huge risk. But this is all coming from a high-schooler, so don't take me to seriously.

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Miss_Dark

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@SkywardLink98 I take you very seriously! :P

I'm thinking bout doing the internship at the government first and when they offer me a job I'm just gonna ask if it's possible to delay it for one month because I'd like to gain extra experience in a foreign country first. If they say no, well okay then I'll just start there.. if they say yeah sure go ahead and Nintendo wants to offer me a chance, then I'm gonna do both. That's a solution right? :P

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Bigglestheman

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Miss_Dark wrote:

@SkywardLink98 I take you very seriously! :P

I'm thinking bout doing the internship at the government first and when they offer me a job I'm just gonna ask if it's possible to delay it for one month because I'd like to gain extra experience in a foreign country first. If they say no, well okay then I'll just start there.. if they say yeah sure go ahead and Nintendo wants to offer me a chance, then I'm gonna do both. That's a solution right? :P

I suggest doing some research on the position there's always more to it than what they advertise. There could be people online who have done the same thing who have offered insight on what it's like.

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