A Dutch Language Translator today will find there are many opportunities for translation and interpreter service internationally. In this document we will explore a sampling of the handful of potential Dutch language translator jobs available.
- UNOG United Nations Office at Geneva. The Division of Conference Management has a Language Service which handles all official translation at a rate of approximately 50 million words a year. To apply as a Dutch language translator, a university degree or recognized diploma from a translation school is required. All applicants are screened through a competitive examination which is held at various times throughout the year. For those who are chosen there are opportunities for temporary employment, freelancing work, and permanent translators who can serve for many years at a time.
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Government of Netherlands is another potential place for employment as a Dutch language translator. With Embassies and Consulates around the world, the potential for employment with the Dutch Government will be competitive. Those with a Bachelor’s degree and ability to fluently speak 2 or more languages need only apply.
- Law Firms: With numerous international law firms operating in the Netherlands translators are always needed. Those who apply for this type of translation work should have a solid understanding of business and law languages and be able to accurately translate.
- Healthcare Institutions: Another potential employment option for a Dutch language translator would be for a Netherlands Healthcare Group such as a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. With a diverse international population, visitors and tourists; applicants for healthcare institutions would want a solid understanding of medical terms and practices.
- There are also a number of private firms and agencies that will often require the service of a freelance Dutch language translator for document, medical and legal translations.