Student Assistant - International Development Interpreter/Translator (French - English) Position
This student assistant will provide written translation and interpretation services for an International Development Practicum team working with the University of Maryland Carey School of Law’s Transnational Environmental Accountability Project (TEA) through funding from SAIS’ China Africa Research Initiative (CARI). The Practicum team is conducting a comparative analysis on environmental and human rights impacts of bauxite mining agreements between Chinese investment companies and African governments. The student will be responsible for attending interviews with Guinean stakeholders, interpreting exchanges as needed, and facilitating translations between the Practicum research team and interviewees via Zoom. At the conclusion of the interview, the student will provide detailed notes of the conversation.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in both French and English, including in a professional setting, be highly reliable, have attention to detail, and can be flexible for interviews. The position requires approximately 5-10 hours per week of translation work and will begin immediately for approximately 8 weeks, until April 2021. Total hours of work will not exceed 50 hours. The position is open to all JHU students.