INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
ASL Interpreting Interns
Access believes that providing practical experience for new and emerging talent in the field of interpreting is our professional responsibility in order to grow a community of strong and dedicated interpreters committed to providing the best services possible. Interns will get an opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of settings spanning the spectrum of government to academic venues. Each interpreting assignment is selected with an eye towards developing the intern’s skills, with emphasis on fit, quality of experience, and team relationship.
Access is committed to investing in emerging interpreters of all identities and backgrounds, including racial, ethnic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and religious affiliations. Because the advancement of these communities make the interpreting industry stronger, we encourage applications from people who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or members of other historically disempowered and oppressed communities.
Hybrid Work Environment
We are proud to offer a hybrid internship for ready-to-work ASL<>Spoken English interpreters to develop their skills in a challenging, yet safe and supportive environment. You will be working virtually and may be expected to work onsite occasionally in your local area.
How to Prepare
You will be asked to upload some documents and to provide us with video recordings as a part of the application process. To ensure a seamless experience, please have these items ready prior to beginning your application.
You will need to upload an updated resume. Make sure your resume includes the following:
- Any work experience (paid or volunteer)
- Community involvement
- Other work/educational experiences that you have that may speak to your professionalism and philosophy
Letter(s) of recommendation can come from professors, professional colleagues, or community members who can provide perspective on your work ethic and interpreting work. We welcome up to two letters of recommendation.
- You must use Chrome as your browser
- A hardwired connection is suggested.
- Ensure your computer set up and appearance will be similar to what it would be on an actual interview.
- Click here to begin your application. When you create your account, if you do not receive the “Access Interpreting – Account Creation” email, please check your spam folder.
- When choosing a Service, please only choose the Internship option.
- Why you are interested in our program
- How your background has prepared you for this program
- What your career goals are and what you expect to achieve with this internship
You will be asked to upload an updated resume and letter(s) of recommendation.
All applications are to be completed through Access’ online scheduling platform – Ūsked. We will not accept applications outside of Ūsked.