SOAS University of London

Careers Service

Communicating in War: Working as an interpreter for the International Committee of the Red Cross


Date: 19 June 2014Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 19 June 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: FG01

Type of Event: Workshop

Interpreters play a crucial role in the ICRC’s work in armed conflicts around the world. Visiting detainees, bringing news to families, monitoring hostilities as well as negotiations with authorities and armed actors are all in a days work for them.  

This one-day workshop will give participants a grounding in the work of the ICRC, an introduction to consecutive interpretation as well as presenting the day-to-day realities of the work of an ICRC interpreter through role-plays and discussions.

Applicants for the workshop should send a CV and covering letter to by Thursday 5th June, giving details of the languages they speak and their motivation for working in the humanitarian field.

Successful candidates will be contacted before the workshop with further details and will be obliged to give a deposit of £10 to the careers service to secure their place. This will be returned to them at the start of the workshop.

Organiser: SOAS Careers Service

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4115