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Theory to Practice

Our program is designed to augment the individual skill of new and seasoned interpreters, regardless of certification, through a combination of on-the-job experience, workshops and trainings, and discussion-based seminars.

Benefits of the Program


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.

Weekly Workshops

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.

Active Teaming

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.

Set Work Days 

As part of our internship we schedule you Tuesday – Thursday between 8:00am-5:30pm. Fridays will be reserved for weekly workshops and discussions.

150 Hours of Experience

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.

​​Ready to apply? Review the requirements and apply below.

Submission Requirements

Gather up the needed information and apply for a career enhancing opportunity.

We invite you to send your questions to: internship@ainterpreting.com

When you select "apply now," you will be taken to our online application. You'll record your video letter of intent directly there. Make sure that your letter of intent includes the following: 
  • Why are you interested in the program?
  • How has your background prepared you
  • What specific career goals do hope to achieve with this internship
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    Make sure your resume includes the following:
    • ​Include any work experience (paid or volunteer)
    • ​Community involvement
    • ​Other work/educational experiences that you have that may speak to your professionalism and philosophy

    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. 


    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.


    ​​Ready to apply? Please complete the application below.

    Important Dates


    Session: May 16 – Aug. 15th
    Application due by: Feb 28th


    Session: Sept. 16 – Dec. 15
    Application due by: June 30th


    ​Session: Jan. 16 – Apr. 15th
    Application due by: Oct. 31st

    Mark your calendars to join a program invested in your success!

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