Hello! Thank you for expressing interest in the Lives in Translation program.
There are two components of the program:
Many organizations in the community need volunteer interpreters or translators. If you are interested in volunteering (sign up as you go) please fill out the below form so that you can be added to the volunteer database. We send e-mail blasts to students that speak the needed language. Reply to the e-mail blast and let me know that you are interested in volunteering. If you receive an e-mail back, you were the first student to respond. If you do not receive an e-mail back, another student responded to the e-mail first. You may request a certificate upon completion of your volunteer services at the end of the semester.
Internships are created by demand. If we have a need for your particular language for the upcoming semester, you will receive an e-mail with information about the internship opportunity. I will provide all of the information about the internship opportunity and how to apply.
Interns must be highly proficient in English and the target language, register for the class (which would give you 3 undergraduate credits in Spanish/Linguistics), commit to 8-10 hours of work per week (6 in the office of your clinic/non profit and a 2 hour workshop at Rutgers – Newark one evening a week). Some interns will be placed on campus at the Law School, others will be placed with organizations in the community. You must be able to come to the Newark campus and you must be able to attend the weekly workshop session. Again, I will send you more information as opportunities become available.
*If you would like your academic credits to be used in a different way, it is your responsibility to ask the appropriate dean. We can only guarantee 3 undergraduate academic credits in Spanish/Linguistics.
Also, if you are interested in joining a student club dedicated to promoting the benefits of bilingualism around the world, please e-mail Heather See for more information about RU Bilingual. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for expressing interest. I cannot wait to meet you in person and work together to provide language access services to Rutgers and the Newark community!
Please feel free to e-mail me any additional questions.