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Spanish Language Unit Internships

Spanish Language Unit Internships

This specialized Unit provides Spanish Language interpretation and translation services for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.  Under close supervision, qualified translator interns will have the opportunity to translate bi-directionally into English and Spanish, and to proofread translations for accuracy. Translation materials include legal documents, statements, and audio recordings. Interpreter interns will make use of their verbal skills by interpreting during in-house interviews, for which mature and tactful behavior is required. Interns will also assist with screening and summarizing Spanish audio recordings, in written or oral form and in producing accurate transcriptions and translations, among other language related tasks.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in college or in a graduate program. They must possess a strong bi-cultural awareness as well as a strong ability to speak, write and use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms in both English and Spanish. Prior knowledge of legal language is not required.

TIME COMMITMENT: Internships are available during the Fall (September – December), Spring (February – May) and Summer (June – August). A stipend or school credit is available as compensation. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please email the following to

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Official transcript, including evidence of current enrollment
  • Three professional references
  • Two sample translations: Translate one English and one Spanish independent source (each 250-300 words in length). Please submit both the source text and translation with your application.

Application Periods for 2015 Internship Sessions:

Spring Term 2015           October 1st  – December 6th, 2014
Summer Term 2015        January 20th  – April 15th, 2015
Fall Term 2015               April 1st  – August 3rd, 2015

NOTE: As part of the interview process, candidates will be expected to interpret in a mock interrogation.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.