New York County District Attorney's Office

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Position Type: Summer Internship, Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

ID#: 127887at careers.umd.edu

Preferred Class: Junior or above

Preferred Majors: All Majors

Job Function: Administrative/Support Services, Communication, Other

Location: New York, NY

Description: This specialized 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.

Duration: 12 weeks

Hours Per Week: 12 - 16

Compensation: Stipend ($16/day)

Qualifications: 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: Applicants must commit to a complete term: Summer Term (June – August, 10 weeks, 35 hrs. per wk.); Fall Term (September – December, 12 weeks, 12 hrs. per wk. minimum); Spring Term (February – May, 12 weeks, 12 hrs. per wk. minimum).

Application deadline: June 30, 2016