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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 (each source approximately 300 words):
    • Sample #1: An English independent source translated into Spanish
    • Sample #2: A Spanish independent source translated into English

Application for 2016 internship sessions will be accepted during the following dates:

Spring Term 2016           October 1st  – December 4th, 2015
Summer Term 2016        February 8th - April 6th, 2016
Fall Term 2016                May 2nd - August 1st, 2016

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


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.