Linguist / Translation Worker

Are you ready to pitch in where it’s needed and use your skills and energy to move projects forward on the field in West Asia? Our field-based team is seeking more hands on deck to make the most of the exciting opportunities of this season, both in Bible Translation and Language Development. We would love to talk to you about how you could serve in one or more projects alongside fellow expats and locals.


  • learn culture and language to relate well within this warm community
  • work on projects and tasks in the areas of Bible translation and / or Language Development
  • manage and coordinate project(s)
  • assist in the training of local co-workers and partners in the community
  • be part of a wider team and contribute to the impact of the work in-country as a whole


  • a love for the Word of God and a desire to share it with those who have not yet heard the Gospel in their own language
  • theological training
  • Bible college and SIL training can be incorporated in the relevant Undergraduate or Graduate course through Eastern College Australia. See for more information.

Language and Culture Training:

  • one year of language training at SIL Australia
  • orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria
  • on-field orientation training

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...