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Internship at the International Council on Human Rights Policy Location: Geneva - Switzerland DL: 15 November 2011

Interns will assist in translating short texts on human rights issues to be posted online at or communication materials. Texts will be provided in English and will need to be translated into French. Students will gain exposure, practical experience and insights into the workings of an international research institution focusing on human rights.
 Student in 3rd year of undergraduate programme or further, trained to translate from English into French.
 Excellent attention to detail.
 Some knowledge of international relations, and possibly of human rights terminology.
 Computer literacy and familiarity with commonly used software (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications).
 A high level of motivation, a responsible attitude and good organisational skills, along with the ability to work as a member of a team.
Internships are offered for a period of eight months from mid-November 2011, early December at the latest.
 In general, texts will be submitted once per week and will need to be translated within 48 hours after submission. Average length per week is 1000-1500 words.
 Confidential and unpublished information obtained during the internship may not be used by interns without the written authorisation of the Executive Director.
 Internships are not remunerated. (Remunerated assignments may occasionally arise. These would be subject to a separate contract.)
 Possibility to attend meetings related to the research programme at the Council.
 Interns will telecommute.
To apply for an internship, please send your CV, a translation sample and a motivation letter in French or English to Ms Axelle Devun at (include in the subject line of your email “Translation Internship”). The deadline for applications is: 15 November 2011 by noon, Geneva time.
Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.