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Position Summary:

The Spanish Language Unit at the New York County District Attorney's Office 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.


Applicants must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in college or in a graduate program.
Applicants 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.)

Required Application Materials:

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

Additional Requirements:

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


Applicants must commit to a complete term:

Summer Term (June - August, 10 weeks, 35 hours/week)
Fall Term (September - December, 12 weeks, minimum of 12 hours/week)
Spring Term (February - May, 12 weeks, minimum of 12 hours/week)

Equal Opportunity Employer

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