Arabic-English Translation / Interpretation Intern

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

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Expected duration
2-6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI’ s goals are: • to advance understanding of crime-related problems; • to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems; • to support the respect of international instruments and other standards; and • to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance. This internship (which will be through telecommuting) is with UNICRI’s programme related to illicit financial flows, and the recovery of assets linked to organised criminal activity, corruption and the financing of terrorism. The duration of the internship is for an initial period of two (2) months, with an opportunity of an additional extension for up to a total period of six (6) months. See more info on Under the supervision of the Senior Legal Officer (Asset Recovery), the intern will be involved in UNICRI activities concerning the collection and review of research material related to the risks of corruption in the EU Southern Neighborhood (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan). Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Prepare draft written translation from English into Arabic and vice-versa of communications and documents as needed; • Participate in virtual meetings and events to assist with interpretation from English into Arabic and vice-versa; • Prepare and/or proofread Arabic translations of reports related to the work of the office; • Support in the preparation of anti-corruption awareness raising campaigns; • Assist in identifying and/or following the work of civil society organizations and governmental institutions in the EU Southern Neighborhood; • Conduct, if needed, any brief follow-up research, as well as obtain national counterpart feedback on issues related to corruption and illicit financial flows to help ensure accuracy of information conveyed in Arabic; • Assist in the identification of national and international stakeholders and media channels (mailing details) for a pertinent and strategic distribution of UNICRI’s messages, particularly for UNICRI’s Arabic messaging (in tone and tactfulness) on sensitive issues; • Conduct daily monitoring of relevant news and updates from EU Institutions and EU media on relevant thematic areas of intervention to streamline communication and visibility efforts; • Assist with other communication activities, including the drafting and dissemination of communication material on the available social media channels;
 • Monitor regional news sources for relevant articles and stories pertinent to the project, program or unit activities; • Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, professional reports; • Support the organization of meetings and conferences, issue briefing notes, talking points, meeting minutes, presentations, etc. • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in studies relevant to translation or interpretation and/or the work of law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, or related fields; (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in studies relevant to translation or interpretation and/or the work of law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention and control, or related fields. Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work. experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.
Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required for this internship. Knowledge of other official languages of the United Nations is an asset.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
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