To help you get familiarized with our internship, we provide you with 2 weeks of observation. During this time, you will be placed on assignments with our staff and freelancers to get a feel for the kind of work we do.
Every Friday we have different presenters come in to discuss different topics related to interpreting. Topics range from ethics to mental health to help you get the most out of your internship experience.
During the weekly discussions on Friday’s, you will be given an opportunity to seek guidance from your peers. We also give you the opportunity to upload videos for a more individual feedback.
Our philosophy is that you learn by doing! We place you on assignments with our staff and freelancers in various environments to give you “hands up” opportunities in a safe space.
Each week we assign you a weekly reflection. In your reflections we encourage you to write about your struggles and successes to help guide your experience.
As part of our internship we schedule you Tuesday – Thursday between 8:00am-5:30pm. Fridays will be reserved for weekly workshops and discussions.
By the completion of your internship, you will have 150 hours of documented experience. The hours are an accumulation of interpreting, discussion, and reflection time.
1. Video Letter of Intent
3. Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation can come from professor(s), professional colleague, or community member who can provide perspective on your work ethic and interpreting product. We welcome up to two letters of recommendation.
4. Skill Review
The final part of our online application includes two source texts for you to interpret. The application website will provide brief prep materials to read and watch before you record. You will record directly on to our website, and we will be able to review your work there. Both the ASL and English sources are designed to challenge you, but are not impossible. Note, we are not looking for perfection in your interpretation, but a sense of your current skill-set.
Upon being selected to move to the formal interview portion, we will conduct an interview to get to know you at a more personal level. We will ask you questions that are designed to learn more about who you are and if your skills are suited for our clients and work environments.