Position currently available:

Legal Translator
ILP offers an internship position for a university graduate (or post-graduate) in translation from English into French, who would like to improve the use of his/her legal terminology and be familiar with the United Nations editing rules.

The Intern/trainee will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution towards UNITAR’s work and to gain work experience translating legal documents in the field of international law and international environmental law. He/She is expected to assume a high level of responsibility, along with being highly committed and proactive.

Deadline for application: 20 March2014

Eligibility Criteria

  • Holding a university degree in translation
  • Holding a postgrade degree in legal translation will be an advantage
  •  Interest in learning about international law/environmental law and applying his/her technical knowledge of legal translation
  •  Interest in translating documents issued from a United Nations institution
  •  Interest in working for developing countries
  •  Interest in working in a multicultural environment
  •  Availability for 4 to 5 months on a part-time or full-time basis

Required Competencies

  • Communication: ability to write in a clear and concise manner; effective oral communication is also important.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment characterized by sensitivity and respect for diversity.

In accordance with relevant UN regulations and policies internships/traineeships are non-remunerated. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibilities of trainees and their sponsoring institutions. However, a small stipend to cover public transport and food will be given.

Please send your curriculum vitae and letter of motivation, explaining why you are suited for this traineeship, to

Due to the high number of applications expected only short-listed candidates will be contacted.