AALC to launch Intern Partnership Program (IPP)
AALC Internship Partnership Program (IPP)
Inspired by the European ELIA Exchange, the AALC Intern Partnership Program (IPP) is the response to an increased awareness that graduates from translation programs are not always equipped, from the employer’s point of view, with all the skills necessary to begin being part of a productive team without significant training provided by the employer. The initiative seeks to create a multi-faceted approach to enhance professional development by facilitating cooperative partnerships between the industry and academia. The AALC wants to develop an exchange program between language service providers (LSPs) and university faculties, and develop a partnership program connecting LSPs, universities and students to improve the internship process for all.
Who can participate?
- Students or recent graduates of university level translation studies
- AALC members
- Universities seeking to take part will be asked to join the AALC as use of the AALC IPP program is free to all members
Students that find internships through the AALC IPP can feel secure that they will gain useful experience and skills helping to prepare them for their careers. AALC IPP facilitated internships provide students the reassurance that all companies offering opportunities within the program are AALC member companies and have committed to conducting business ethically and investing in the growth and professionalization of the language industry through their engagement and relationships.
This is still early days and whilst we are learning from our European colleagues, we need to ensure that our unique Australian T&I landscape is taken into account. We therefore invite all education providers and other industry stakeholders to our AALC Conference on 23rd July to celebrate its launch and to discuss the development of this initiative in detail.