Charlotte, Apr 9th 2015, 12:02 Verified Guru
Hi there, thanks for your question on EU Careers, great to hear you are interested in applying.
If you are interested in pure translation/interpreting you would have to wait for a specialist linguist concours that matches your languages.
In terms of eligibility, you need a perfect command of one EU lang, and a thorough knowledge of at least 2 others (one of which must be EN, FR or DE). You also need a degree, but no specific translation qualifications are needed.
For interpreting in addition to the same language requirements above, you do need experience and/or qualifications in conference interpreting.
As a generalist you would not be in official translation/interpreting roles, rather as policy officers. However the nature of working in such a multilingual set of institutions will mean that you are often translating from one language to another.
Best of luck with your applications!