Job Opening: Chinese Language Analyst Intern

Intern: Chinese Language Analyst

Job Description

We are seeking a Chinese Language Analyst at our Boston-based public health informatics company. The analyst will

  • Review online news articles related to food safety in Chinese and English acquired by our automated system;
  • Identify and manually correct mistakes made by automated system;
  • Provide feedback on the automated system performance and identify areas for improvement;
  • Write monthly report detailing updates to the curation system and case studies of relevant breaking news in areas of food safety.

The position will require 20 hours/week, with a flexible schedule. Some hours may be performed at home, but must be in the office at least once a week. All 20 hours of the first two weeks must be in the office for training.

We are a diverse, multi-nationality, multi-ethnic, gender-balanced team, and candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English language, spoken and written
  • Cultural literacy in Chinese Internet language (e.g. colloquial terminology used online)
  • Excellent Internet search skills
  • Familiarity with Google & Baidu search strategies, Weibo, Twitter, and blogging software
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Academic background in epidemiology or public health (BSc or MSc)
  • Experience with mobile health technology
  • Familiarity with food contaminant and associated terms
  • Cantonese language skills

What We Offer

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Flexible schedule and location
  • Unique and growing company culture that fosters your professional growth

About Epidemico, Inc.

Epidemico is a health data collection and analytics company. We combine natural language processing, crowdsourcing, and public health expertise to provide real-time insights and consumer engagement on population health. Our web and mobile platforms serve as resources for the public, government officials, life science, hospitality and financial companies. The company is a spinoff from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Our work has been nationally recognized by the Smithsonian, the White House, the Library of Congress as well as national and international media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NBC and CNN.

HealthMap is one of Epidemico’s major product lines. HealthMap is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site and mobile app “Outbreaks Near Me” deliver real-time intelligence on a range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including local health departments, governments, and international travelers. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

How to apply

Please contact wenjie AT epidemico DOT com to apply.


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