Become an Interpreter

If you are interested in becoming an interpreter or translator, it is imperative that you have a strong command over several languages or at least a pair of languages. However, fluidity in two or more languages alone does not make an interpreter or translator. You must be able to replace oral or written messages from a source language to a target language with equivalent meaning and all the cultural implications of the message.

If you are serious about making interpreting or translating your career, it is recommended that you further your education in the fields of interpretation, translation, linguistics, and/or language skill development. Colleges and universities across the United States offer associate and bachelor’s degrees in interpreting education and other areas of the language service industry. Additionally, LRC offers a variety of workshops, trainings, and certifications that can complement your education or experience in a particular field of the language service industry.

Getting Started

Are you fluent in English and one paired language or more?

Can you bridge cultural communication?

Do you enjoy working in a flexible schedule?

Are you passionate about serving the Limited English Proficiency community?

Do you want to make a positive difference in people’s life?

 

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are in the right place! Becoming an interpreter is a competitive process, however enthusiasm and passion for the field can take you a long way. Before hiring any interpreter, we conduct a phone interview, language evaluation, skill assessment, and an in-person interview. Regardless of background, new hires are required to participate in workshops to guarantee top quality service. We also provide all of our beginners with a thorough and all-inclusive skills training course which includes interpreting & translating skills, standards & ethics, risk management and also liability management. Click here to learn more about our trainings and workshops.

 

Apply today and join our team of professionals in language services!