2020 Spring Internships – Arabic Translation and Policy & Advocacy

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We are seeking two creative and passionate candidates to join our tight-knit team to raise awareness on human rights issues in Bahrain and the Arab Gulf states. The two positions available are: 1. 2020 Spring Arabic Translation Intern and 2. 2020 Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern. Please see below for a detailed description of both roles and instructions on how to apply.

 

1. 2020 Spring Arabic Translation Intern 

As an Arabic Translation intern at BIRD, you will make a valuable contribution to our ongoing activities. You will gain experience in translating and transcribing sensitive and high level documentation from Arabic into English and vice-versa.

In addition, your translations will contribute to the development of both short and long-term projects, generating research for our campaigns and advocacy. You will be exposed to how human rights work at an international level, at the United Nations and within the European Union, and the impact of human rights policies in international relations.

Duration: 3 months, part-time (ideally 3 days a week), with the possibility to extend.

Closing Date: Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

Salary: Expenses up to £15 per day

Role

  • Transcribe and translate audio and video recordings from Arabic into English, and vice-versa.
  •  Assist with translating documents such as judgments, legal memos, statements, parliamentary sessions and UN communications.

You may also be expected to 

  • Track and report on the human rights situation in Bahrain.
  • Track Bahrain-related news, legislation, and statements by policymakers, the UK government, and the United Nations on a daily basis.
  • Assist with advocacy campaigns by conducting research and preparing background memos and other written materials. 
  • Attend meetings and take minutes.
  • Assist with administrative duties as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills

We would expect a successful applicant to have the following:

Essential

  • Fluency in Arabic and English, and able to translate between the two languages.
  • Outstanding English and Arabic writing skills.
  • To have completed a minimum of two years undergraduate degree in a related subject e.g. Arabic, Translation studies, Law, International Relations, Middle Eastern studies, Journalism, Criminal Justice, Politics and Policy, etc.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work both independently and in a team effectively.
  • Excellent communication & networking skills.
  • Interest in universal human rights and the Gulf region.

Desirable

  • Past experience in working for an NGO, charity or with the UK Parliament
  • Experience working with Twitter and social media campaign

How to apply?

Please email a cover letter along with your CV to team@birdbhorg-801f1a.ingress-daribow.easywp.com, with the subject heading ‘2020 Spring Arabic Translation Intern’. The covering letter should be no longer than one side of A4. Any applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to start interviews as soon as possible. Please note that due to the large amount of applications received, we will only be able to reply to short-listed candidates.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: £15.00 /day


 

2. 2020 Spring Policy & Advocacy Internship 

As a Policy & Advocacy intern at BIRD, you will make a valuable contribution to our ongoing activities. You will learn how to draft policy briefing papers and participate in parliamentary human rights advocacy in the UK. You will be responsible for communicating with parliamentary members and compelling them to engage with BIRD’s projects and events. You will contribute to the development of both short and long-term projects, generating research for our campaigns and advocacy. You will also learn about how human rights work at an international level, at the United Nations and within the European Union, and the impact of human rights policies in international relations.

Duration: 3 months, part-time (ideally 3 days a week), with the possibility to extend.

Closing Date: Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

Salary: Expenses up to £15 per day

Role

  • Track and report on the human rights situation in Bahrain.
  • Track Bahrain-related news, legislation, and statements by policymakers, the UK government, and the United Nations on a daily basis.
  • Prepare first drafts of external communications, including blog posts, press releases, speeches, and articles for publication.
  • Communicate with parliamentary members and other relevant parties, via phone and/or email, to secure their support for BIRD’s projects and advocacy efforts and attendance to events as required.
  • Assist with advocacy campaigns by conducting research and preparing background memos and other written materials.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on a variety of human rights and international relations-related topics.
  • Research and draft legislative fact sheets and other Parliament related materials.
  • Assist in social media campaigns and the drafting of external communications.
  • Attend meetings and take minutes.
  • Assist with administrative duties as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills

We would expect a successful applicant to have the following:

Essential

  • To have completed a minimum of two years undergraduate degree in a related subject e.g. Law, International Relations, Middle Eastern studies, Journalism, Criminal Justice, Politics and Policy, etc.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work both independently and in a team effectively.
  • Excellent communication & networking skills.
  • Interest in universal human rights and the Gulf region.
  • Experience working with Twitter and social media campaigns.

Desirable

  • Past experience in working for an NGO, charity or with the UK Parliament
  • Arabic is an asset

How to apply?

Please email a cover letter along with your CV to team@birdbhorg-801f1a.ingress-daribow.easywp.com, with the subject heading ‘2020 Spring Policy & Advocacy Intern’. The covering letter should be no longer than one side of A4. Any applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, but we are looking to start interviews as soon as possible. Please note that due to the large amount of applications received, we will only be able to reply to short-listed candidates.

Job Type: Internship

Salary: £15.00 /day

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