Internship: Arabic and English Translator

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 10 Apr 2022


Starting Date: (Spring/Summer Internship)

Ending Date: 21 weeks from starting date

Hours per week: 16-24 h/w

Type: Unpaid internship

About Badael:

Badael is a rights-based organization founded in 2013 with a mission to foster transformative justice as the basis of a genuine and sustainable peace in Syria. Championing locally-owned alternatives, we endeavor to buttress the scope and impact of inclusive grassroots civic action and foment the development of holistic truth and understanding within and around the Syrian context. Our approach combines direct assistance and capacity building efforts with bottom-up narrative-shaping initiatives, including research, oral history and advocacy, so that all Syrians are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to construct a pluralistic and rights-based society of tomorrow.

Job Summary:

The translating intern will be primarily responsible for providing accurate translations of texts and conversations relayed in Arabic to English. The translator will additionally be responsible for the accurate translation of documents, emails, as well as attending meetings in which live translations are needed. This support will be provided to the MEAL Department for its monitoring and evaluation activities. The Intern will work closely with the MEAL Officer and MEAL Field Assistants to translate information that is contextually accurate. The right candidate must be fluent in Arabic and English, have prior experience in translation work and possess a degree in translation studies (not a requirement, although preferred).

Terms of Reference:

  • Provide accurate translations of texts.

  • Attend meetings to translate discussions.

  • Liaise with team to ensure that translations are true to the original meaning.

  • Liaise with team to discuss any unclear points.

  • Proofread and edit final translated documents.


  • Related education background.

  • Fluent in English and Arabic.

  • Proficiency in MS Office.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in peace-building and human rights.

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to apply attention to detail and consistently produce work in a timely manner.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Female bi-lingual (Arabic and English) speakers are highly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application to the email: [email protected] no later than 10th of Apr. Please refer to this announcement in the email subject as follows: Arabic and English Translator Intern. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.