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Vacancy Announcement No: UPU/18/Intern/ISHIP/236
Title: Trainee translator with English Translation Service
Grade: Intern
Type of contract Internship
Duration:  up to four months
Publication Date:
Application Deadline: 20 December 2018 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
Organizational Unit: Logistics Directorate (DL)
English Translation Service (STAN)
Duty Station:  Bern Switzerland
Scheduled date for taking up appointment:  2019 (dates to be arranged by mutual agreement)
Organizational Context:
The Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations and the principal forum for cooperation between postal sector stakeholders, establishes the rules for international mail exchanges. It has 192 member countries and has its headquarters in Berne (Switzerland).

Its primary objective is to encourage the provision of the quality postal service that is accessible to all, and its core mission is to develop social, cultural and commercial communication between peoples.

The UPU international Bureau provides logistical and technical support to the UPU's bodies. It serves as an office of liaison, information and consultation, and promotes technical cooperation among Union members.

The English Translation Service (STAN), based at UPU headquarters in Berne, translates and edits a wide range of documentation, linked to the UPU's activities. The four-person team typically handles around two million words each year, and works closely with the International Bureau's operational and support directorates.
Main duties:
The intern will be required to translate documents form French to English, edit original English documents, and carry out other administrative duties as required. Members of the permanent STAN team will revise the intern's work and provide feedback.
This internship is open to university students pursuing a course in French-to-English translation.
Additional Information:
- Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their letter and CV will be invited to take an online translation test to measure their potential.

- In line with UPU rules, this traineeship is reserved EXCLUSIVELY for STUDENTS. Any other candidate profile will not be considered. Recent graduates in the areas described above are also invited to apply. They must have graduated within six months of the date of this announcement.

- The traineeship wil be remunerated in accordance with current UPU rules.

The conditions of service are governed by the Staff Regulations and Rules of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union.

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form.
All applications must be received by the closing date as stated in the vacancy announcement.

All applicants employed by postal entities and applying for a vacant position in the Professional (P) or Senior (D) category must be recommended and submitted through the competent postal authority.
Applications not satisfying this criterion may not be considered.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Applications from women and member states are particularly encouraged.

The UPU promotes diversity and work-life balance.

For further instructions regarding the online application process, please visit the UPU internet page at: http://www.upu.int/en/resources/vacancies
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