Translation and interpreting internship with ECVC

 

ECVC is currently looking for an in-house translation and interpreting intern for a minimum of three months. Applicants must have at least two of the following active languages and be a native speaker of at least one: English, French or Spanish. The internship would ideally start at the beginning of February.

 

What can ECVC offer?

 

ECVC interns in Brussels will have a unique opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the work of the largest peasant grassroots movement in Europe (and around the world, through La Via Campesina). The work will include participating in regional meetings, contributing to our campaigns regarding GMOs, free trade agreements, the dairy crisis, the Common Agricultural Policy, access to land and many others. Through their involvement with ECVC, the intern will also get a practical look at the decision-making process in some of the main regional and international institutions such as the European Parliament, the EU Council, the European Commission, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN Human Rights Council. More importantly though, the trainee will engage with the activist base of ECVC and help improve the internal communication of the movement.

 

During the course of a translation internship in Brussels, interns will be asked to translate and proofread a variety of documents, including press releases, position papers, advocacy letter as well as texts addressed to the movement, to political representatives and institutions. Particular attention is also given to the internal communication within our multilingual and diverse European coalition. The candidate will also be expected to support the logistics of the office and of organizing calls and meetings, including helping with interpretation and translation for internal Skype calls, taking notes, coordinating interpreting teams and assisting with other practicalities.

 

While in Brussels, interns have the opportunity to participate in the rich social and cultural events organized in and around the city by our members and network.

 

Is there financial compensation?

 

The intern will receive a monthly allowance of around 600 euros, meant to cover food and transportation expenses.

 

Want to get involved or have more information?

 

Please contact us at info@eurovia.org. To apply for the internship please include your CV and a cover letter in one of our working languages (FR, ES, EN).