Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

TWO paid postgrad internships in Arabic/English publishing

… both based in London (booo…) and both open to people with Masters level degrees from UK universities or enrolled on PhD programmes at UK universities. Both organised by the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World at the Univerity of Edinburgh. One with Saqi Books (so literature and non-fiction), the other with Arabia Books (literature). Details:

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

Hours & Duration:
Full-time (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm)
Mid-July to Mid-October (with 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 successful applicant will have an overview of the entire publishing process and will have the opportunity to review (read and write readers’ reports) new fiction and non-fiction from the Arab world. 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.

Qualifications and Procedures:
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) as attachments to the first email address below, by 14 June 2013. Finalists will be interviewed in London.
Contact:
Sarah Cleave, sarah@saqibooks.com

and:

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

Full time (Mon-Fri, 9am-5am)
July to September (with flexibility on dates)

Description:
Internship in Publishing Literary Translations (Arabic)
3-month full-time paid 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 involve all aspects of publishing, the successful applicant receiving 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.
Qualifications and Procedures:
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 31 May 2013. Finalists will be interviewed in London. Please contact us for further information about the salary and the accommodation expenses

Contacts:
Harry Hall, info@hauspublishing.com
Prof Marilyn Booth (Director, CASAW), m.booth@ed.ac.uk
 

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