Translation Internship: From Spanish and/or French to English

Children and young people all over the world are in need of protection and special care when they come into conflict with the law. This is the inspiration behind the establishment of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), which offers an inter-disciplinary system of information, communication, debates, analysis and proposals concerning different areas relating to the development of juvenile justice worldwide. The IJJO was created in 2002 and obtained the statute of Public Interest Foundation in 2006. Currently, it has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). It receives support and sponsorship from a variety of universities, NGOs and government departments, as well as from different international and regional institutions.
The Translation internship will help undergraduate and/or graduate students further cultivate their skills through a real-life work experience. Successful candidates will participate in a broad range of translation-related activities.
Main tasks:
  • Translating a wide variety of documents related to juvenile justice and children's rights.
  • Proofreading documents - either translated by the intern and corrected with the help of the tutor, or translated by others. 
  • Knowledge and experience in translation.
  • Specialization: translation from Spanish and/or French to English.
  • Creativity, versatility, high energy, initiative and discipline.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines.
  • The knowledge of other languages and law is a plus.
  • Good use of IT.
  • Able to work independently as well as being part of a team.
  • Sharp attention to detail when proofreading.
  • Education/Experience: Undergraduate/postgraduate students of Translation or Foreign Languages, and recent graduates. 
Additional information
Internship term:
  • Maximum 6 months minimum 3 months (Flexible period according to the student's availability). Start dates: November 2016 or January 2017.
  • No financial remuneration is offered by the IJJO (Please check the European ERASMUS and Leonardo Programme opportunities with your university).
Murcia (Spain) / Brussels (Belgium) / Online
If you are interested, please send your CV and a motivation letter to: internship@oijj.org