Please send the following documents to the contact address/email below by May 20, 2016 for the 92nd voyage which departs Japan August 18th, 2016 and returns November 30th, 2016.
1) Applicant's Personal Data Form (Form can be downloaded on our website)
2) Resume/CV (Curriculum Vitae) in both languages
3) A short essay (around one page) stating why you wish to join Peace Boat as a volunteer interpreter, in both languages
Applicants who pass the first stage of the selection process will be invited to the Peace Boat office in Tokyo for an interpreting test and interview scheduled to be held in June 2016. Telephone/Skype interviews may be organized if the applicant cannot come to Tokyo.
What is involved?
A. Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting of daily on-board lectures, meetings and forums
B. Interpreting and assisting tours in ports of call - previous guest speakers include the then current president of the country of call and renowned revolutionary leaders.
C. Interpreting at informal gatherings
D. Assisting communication between Japanese and non-Japanese speaking participants
E. Interpreting documents required for the running of the ship
F. Interpreting and making handouts for lectures, etc.
G. Assisting the on-board language programmes
● As this is a volunteer position, there is no salary, however the full cost of the voyage will be covered by Peace Boat.
● Successful candidates will have a strong interest and general knowledge in both languages in the following areas: Regional conflicts, conflict resolution, poverty, civil society, the environment, nuclear issues, international organizations.
● Must be available for the full duration of the voyage. Spanish/Japanese interpreters only may join for part of the voyage.
● Interpreting experience or training is a plus.
● Peace Boat will cover costs for visas and tours related to Peace Boat activities. All personal expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
Successful applicants will be competent in both languages, and able to interpret university level lectures on a wide variety of topics. Training will be provided before departure. The average language levels of previous volunteers is as follows (these are not requirements but are provided as a guide):
Japanese: Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1
English: TOEFL (PBT/ITP) 600, (CBT) 250, (iBT) 100 or above; TOEIC 900 or above
Spanish: Spanish Evaluación Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española Level 2 or higher, Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) B2 or higher.