Development studies: internship opportunity in interpretation
Project at a glance
Dates and Place10 February - 12 April 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
Graduate Institute for Development Studies
Graduate Institute for Development Studies (IUED). The IUED recently merged with the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) to become the new Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development Studies (IHEID - Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et de DÃ©veloppement). The IMAS programme will be fully maintained/intergrated in the new Institute.
The course for which we recruit interpreters is part of a longer Masters program structured into three modules:
Partly thanks to the interpretations, the people in training are enriched by interactions with people coming from other continents. Thus intercultural exchanges are put to very good use!
ICVolunteers offers internships in interpretation (English, French and Spanish) in a university environment, in the context of the "International Master of Advanced Studies" focusing on the promotion of sustainable human development, equal and respectful towards cultural and social diversity offered by the Graduate Institute for Development Studies (IUED). The course is focusing on development and globalization, between growth and exclusion.
Different from most study courses of this kind, where seminars are conducted in English only, these Masters offers its courses in three languages: French, English and Spanish. The dialogue between professors and students from different cultural contexts is possible thanks to the participation of volunteer interpreters who, for their part, are able to acquire the terminology in the following fields: environment, cooperation in development, business, gender, New Information Technologies (NITC), human rights and fight against poverty.
We are currently recruiting interpreters who will be interested in an internship program starting on the 10th Feb to the 12th April 2008. We would very much appreciate if you could please communicate/post this internship opportunity at the University for the students in Translation & Interpretation Department.
Languages: classes are primarily given in French with interpretation into English and Spanish. However, one or two seminars are given in English. Discussions in all three languages. Simultaneous interpretation with microphone and headphones (system with high frequency radio waves - HF).
Public: People in training coming from private and public sectors, International Organizations (IO) and Non-governmental Organizations (NGO).
Country of origin of the participants: Switzerland, Canada, Latin America, Asia, French-speaking Africa.
Timetable: 6 hours a day, according to the rules of the AIIC.
For more informationhttp://www.iued.ch/formations/imas/
Contact: for the coordination team: firstname.lastname@example.org / +41 22 800 14 36
Posted: 2007-11-26 Updated: 2008-2-17