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Posted: 08/05/2014

Center of Arab West Understanding

CAWU is a non-governmental organization that aims to foster better understanding between Muslims and Christians and between the Arab world and other cultures.

Arabic-English Translation Intern
Internship Opportunity
Cairo, AL


As an Arabic-English translation intern you will play a key role in our organization. By consistently selecting, interpreting and translating materials in a quality manner you will directly help us correcting misconceptions that exist due to language and cultural barriers, while at the same time improving your own linguistic capabilities.


As an Arabic-English translation intern your tasks might include, but are not limited to:


- Monitoring English and Arabic (online) newspapers and select relevant material to be translated and summarized for our database.

- Making English summary translations of Arabic press articles.

- Making full English translations of a variety of Arabic texts, including opinion articles, reports and interviews.

- Writing media critiques.

- Making specialized overviews of Arabic press articles on occasions when there is a significant amount of media coverage on a particular topic.


- Assisting with the presentation of translated material for the English and Arabic versions of our e-magazine.

- Researching particular phrases, terminologies, or concepts to find the appropriate meaning in the target language.

- Proofreading already translated material for accuracy, meaning, and thoroughness.

- Ensuring that transliteration and formatting are consistent.

- General (web) administrative tasks.



- University student or graduate with an educational background in Arabic studies, Middle Eastern studies, English, translation or a related field.

- Ability to read and comprehend Arabic language news articles and other written materials for meaning and factual accuracy in a timely manner.

- Advanced capability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.

- Capacity to translate material from Modern Standard Arabic to English.

- The ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects in an effective manner. - A general knowledge of Arab/West and Muslim/Christian relations.


- Previous translation experience is a plus. However, a natural linguistic talent and eagerness to learn is equally acceptable!

- Any experience with journalistic or academic writing or editing, whether through former jobs, internships, or a school publication is useful.

- Prior experience with basic web administrative duties is a plus.

- Experience in the non-governmental, grassroots and/or humanitarian sector is beneficial.

Eligibility - Applicants must commit to work for at least 2 consecutive months. Those who can commit to a longer internship period will receive priority. - Applicants must be available to work at least 35 hours per week during weekdays between 8:30am and 5:30pm. The Egyptian weekend is Friday and Saturday.


All internships are unpaid. However, the cost of living in Cairo is relatively inexpensive and CAWU can provide the applicant with a letter requesting funding if necessary. Depending on the university there are possibilities for the intern to receive college credit. All interns will receive a recommendation letter after they successfully complete their internship. Furthermore, intern participation in cultural activities such as lectures, workshops, or seminars can account for up to 10% of the agreed working hours, provided they relate to intercultural dialogue and seek to give participants a deeper mutual understanding of the Arab world and the West. Such activities can be organized individually or by management

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send the following documents to info@cawu.org - Your resume/CV with the names and contact information of two references. - A motivation letter, including the desired period of your internship and the specific intern position. Note: After a first selection the prospective translation intern will be asked to do a proof translation in order to determine his/her translation skills.
Farah De Haan
Phone: +002 02 23598087
90, 14B street, Maadi, Cairo

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