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All open positions within EHRAC will be advertised under current vacancies.
“My internship at EHRAC has really challenged me and given me an insight into the world of a professional translator. It was a valuable experience where I got to apply what I learnt at university whilst also learning new skills. EHRAC has helped me to choose the next direction in my career”.
Kristine Dinha, Translation Intern, 2016-17
Russian/Ukrainian/Georgian/Azerbaijani/Armenian to English and vice versa
- Due to budget constraints, EHRAC is very much in need of linguists to assist with the translation of case documents from Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Armenian or Azerbaijani into English.
- The translation of case documents allows EHRAC’s expert legal team to use their experience of successfully representing applicants in Strasbourg to assist in our casework.
- Translation volunteers are provided with a glossary of legal terms in order to assist them with translations, and normally work from home.
- We may occasionally ask volunteers to assist with the translation of training materials, website articles and other general material and correspondence from English into Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Armenian or Azerbaijani.
- Please note that we cannot offer remuneration for volunteer translation services.
Applications for voluntary translators are accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in working with EHRAC, your language skills and translation experience and detailing your availability, to Sophie Rust.
Any translation work requires the translator to look beyond the actual extract of text into a wider context, which needs to be researched and understood. With EHRAC this is even more so, but this hard work is rewarded by gaining solid experience of translating in the area of human rights law, which can serve as a good foundation for further work in this field and, of course, the gratification of working to assist victims of human rights violations.
Read FAQs about translating for EHRAC.
At present, we are not recruiting for new interns until further notice while we review and restructure our internship scheme, but you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to know when this changes.
I spent ten amazing months with the EHRAC team and it was one of the best experiences I ever had. As a legal intern I was involved in ongoing cases before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as doing a lot of research on a wide range of human rights issues. The EHRAC team also organises many interesting events where there’s an opportunity for meeting high-calibre experts and learn about new trends in the area. It was both honour and pleasure to work alongside Professor Philip Leach and team of enthusiastic professionals at EHRAC. This is an exceptional working environment where you feel part of the team and find amazing friends. This opportunity will boost your expertise and will be a valuable asset on your resume.
Olga Grygorovska, Legal Intern, 2015-16
Interns have always made a huge contribution to our work, in areas such as translation, administration and supporting the legal team, depending on their particular skills. In return, we have provided them with relevant and applicable work experience. We still run the following two schemes:
- We occasionally take students, mainly from Middlesex University, on short-term work experience (approx. four weeks) and module-based placements (e.g. as part of translation degree). Please approach us if you would like to undertake a short placement with us.
- Oak Foundation Human Rights Fellowship – Fellows are recruited by EHRAC and placed at the Oak Foundation, where they have the chance to learn about international human rights in practice from within a global organisation. We are not currently recruiting for this position.
I think quite frequently about EHRAC and all the team. I try to follow what you do on the website and Twitter, and I have to say that I am both impressed and extremely proud of having been part of it at one stage. Keep doing what you do because you are the reason why people should believe in humanity.
Caroline Njoya, Research intern, 2015
Interested in what our interns go on to do next? Read testimonies from seven former interns on what they gained and how they have put their experiences to good use.