Internship opportunity with SPC in New Caledonia for MITS student


One student in the master of Interpreting and Translation Studies has recently gained in-house experience as a translator working at the headquarters of a multilingual international organisation based in New Caledonia.

French-English translation student Fleur Heaney had the opportunity to work at the Pacific Community (SPC) with the organisation's in-house team of interpreters and translators. The SPC, based in Noumea, is a bilingual (French-English) international organisation founded in 1947 that works in public health, geoscience, agriculture, forestry, water resources, disaster management, fisheries, education, statistics, transport, energy, human rights, gender, youth and culture to help Pacific Island people achieve sustainable development.

Under the guidance of several experienced staff members at SPC, Fleur had the opportunity to follow and observe interpreters in action, and also to learn more about the work and the roles of translators and revisers who operate in an international organisation.

The Translation and Interpreting Studies program and the student are really grateful and thankful to the whole SPC T&I team for such a wonderful opportunity.

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Fleur Heaney (right) with SPC colleagues Cathy, Christelle and Rachel.