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IRC Interpreter Services is Expanding

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An interpreter working in the IRC office Photo: IRC

The IRC’s Interpreter Services has been serving the local and surrounding communities with in-person interpreters in twenty different languages for the last two decades. The program is now expanding its capacity to serve IRC clients as well as those of our partner agencies through remote interpretation, meaning interpreting through a video conferencing platform or by scheduled phone calls. Interpreter Services is now looking for candidates to train and join its growing pool of qualified community interpreters.

Remote interpreters work as independent contractors, can work from any location, and choose their assignments and the number of hours they work. Since IRC provides 40 hours of training at no out-of-pocket expense to the candidates, working as a remote interpreter can be a helpful second income or even a main income for those who prefer to work from home.

IRC is looking for people who are fluent in both written and spoken English and at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Burmese, French, Dari, Farsi, Karen, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Rohingya, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Tibetan, Tigrinya, and others. Applicants must successfully complete a language proficiency test and a 40-hour training course administered by the IRC. The submission of a certificate of completion from a recognized interpreter training program may replace the requirement for the 40-hour course. A demonstrated familiarity with basic computer skills including videoconferencing technology and the ability to submit all required documentation electronically is required of all applicants. Only those with U.S. work authorization are eligible. 

Applicants should provide their resume and credentials to:

Tanja Milanovic

Interpreter Services Manager

The IRC in Charlottesville

Tanja.Milanovic [at] rescue.org

 

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