Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) has partnered with many college and university Interpreter Training Programs (ITPs) locally, statewide, and internationally to provide an opportunity for future interpreters to obtain internship hours and real-world experiences here on campus. Interns will be evaluated by a set of criteria established by TSD Interpreting Services. A 2-round process that includes a screening by the TSD Interpreting Intern Coordinator chosen by the TSD Director of Support Operations and a panel interview that includes a live interpreting sample helps to best select these interns.
For the past several years, TSD has taken an active role in the preparation of future interpreters. By providing interns opportunities to observe, interpret, and discuss various situations and settings, TSD hopes to help empower these younger interpreters for a future career and provide the Deaf communities with qualified interpreters.
With this goal in mind, the Texas School for the Deaf Interpreting Internship is designed to assist future interpreters improve their knowledge-base, skills, and confidence in real-world interpreting situations. In order to be eligible for the internship, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited ITP at the college/university level and in their last year of the program.
Keep in mind that most internship programs, including ours, are competitive processes. To ensure your application receives full consideration, we suggest you:
We realize how important this process is to you and your career goals. We will take great care in reviewing all applications. We wish you much luck in your success!
Lee Godbold, Interpreting Intern Coordinator
Selection Criteria - Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
Application Preparation - Please have your resume/CV and videos of skills ready to upload when you begin the application!
All applicants will be notified electronically of the selection by the end of November (Spring Internship) or the end of May (Fall Internship).