Paid Arabic Translation Internship – Apply Now!

Comma Press, a great not-for-profit publisher based in Manchester is looking to take on a paid intern who can translate Arabic. It’s for three months, there’s a decent monthly wage and also some money if you don’t live locally. Really worth checking out!


Please pass on and share with anyone you think might be interested. Here’s the full details:

Comma Press

Arabic Translation Internship Opportunity with Comma Press 

This autumn Comma Press is offering a unique three month internship for an Arabic translation graduate, to be based within the publisher’s Manchester office. With the support of CASAW, this will be a paid position and will provide the successful candidate with a unique introduction to the literary publishing industry. The intern will be charged with helping the press set up a permanent Arabic translation imprint, and will cover all aspects of the editorial process: commissioning, acquisition, production, digital production, sales, marketing and editorial. The role will also require a degree of research into creative writing activities across a range of countries, liaising with universities in the Middle East, developing contacts, and building links with authors and readers. 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 of studies for the period of the internship. Eligibility follows AHRC-PG studentship guidelines. (Applications from on-course MA students will also be considered providing they can get leave of absence from their course for the period of the internship).

The internship will run: 16 Sep – 13 Dec (flexible if necessary). Full time
Monthly stipend: £1132
Accommodation allowance if the intern is not based within commuting distance: £750 per month

Essential requirements:

  • Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic (Standard Modern Arabic).
  • Copy writing skills in English.
  • Interest in (and some familiarity with) the literary/publishing scene in the UK.
  • Excellent project management skills.


  • Familiarity with at least one Arabic regional dialect (ameya). 
  • Familiarity with the literary and cultural scene in the Arabic world.

More information about Comma Press here. 

For more information about the post email: Ra.Page (AT)
For a more detail job description see here. 
To apply email a CV and a letter of introduction to the above address, explaining in less than 500 words why you feel you would be suited to the internship.
Deadline for applications: 20th August.

In conjunction with the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, at Edinburgh University.   

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