Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Language students assist the ACAP Secretariat for another year

From left Faramarz, Léa, Nicolas and Agatha, with ACAP's Executive Secretary Marco Favero (centre)

ACAP’s three official working languages are English, French and Spanish. Since 2013, the ACAP Secretariat has offered an internship programme for translation students in February of each year. The students have the opportunity to gain practical experience to fine-tune their translation skills, as well as to acquire a better understanding of the contexts in which they are likely to use these skills during their professional careers. At the same time, it is a great opportunity for ACAP to contribute to the education of translators, and in the process prepare them for their future careers.

This year’s language interns came from the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne (Léa Perez and Agatha Garrigos) and the School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Faramarz Shakibaei and Nicolas Canadas). They spent a week with the Secretariat in Hobart between 12 and 16 February.

We hope that they had a great experience and enjoyed their stay in Tassie. We certainly enjoyed their visit and appreciated their work!

Read ALN reports on the 2016 and 2017 cohorts of translation students who have worked in the ACAP Secretariat.

Marco Favero, ACAP Executive Secretary, 08 March 2018