Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Postgrad internship at Arabia Books

I would bloody love to do this. Life circumstances don’t permit, so I hope someone else has an amazing time doing it instead:

Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
Arabia Books
Internship in Publishing Literary Translations (Arabic)

Fulltime (Mon-Fri, 9am-5am)
October – December 2012 (with slight flexibility on dates)

Internship in Publishing Literary Translations (Arabic)

3-month full-time internship offered by the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW, University of Edinburgh) and funded by the AHRC.
We are offering a versatile internship with a lot of opportunities to work independently. The Internship will primarily involve Editorial work with a contemporary literary text translated from the Arabic, though the successful applicant will have an overview of the entire publishing process. This is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in publishing, as you will gain an insight into the operations of a publishing house, as well as valuable contacts and hands-on experience.
Applicants must have a Masters degree or the equivalent or higher from a UK HEI, or be enrolled in a PhD programme at a UK HEI, and be able to secure a leave from studies for the period of the internship. Eligibility follows AHRC PG studentship guidelines.
The successful applicant will have excellent written and spoken English, good communication and organisational skills, be proficient in MS Office and have a passion for publishing and literature in translation, particularly Arabic literature. Experience in Arabic-to-English literary translation is desirable.
The internship provides a monthly stipend based on AHRC guidelines. The internship holder will be expected to provide a short final report in writing before receiving the final instalment of the stipend.
Please send a letter of application and CV (including names of two references) to the above address, or as attachments to the first email address below, by 15 August 2012. Finalists will be interviewed in London.

Harry Hall, info [at]
Prof Marilyn Booth (Director, CASAW), m.booth [at]


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