Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc.
SAN DIEGO OFFICE
225 Broadway Ste 900
San Diego, CA 92101
EL CENTRO OFFICE
1699 W. Main St. Suite D
El Centro, CA 92243
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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
TITLE: SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATION INTERN-SAN DIEGO
The Translation Intern will work in a legal office environment translating a variety of documents to be submitted to the Court in criminal cases.
8-16 hrs per week, 160 hrs credit
Flexible schedule within the hours of 8 am to 6 pm M-F
A high level of spoken and written Spanish and English fluency
Bi-cultural background and education a plus
Excellent comprehension and writing skills in both languages
Word processing proficiency
Verifiable legal status to work or study in the United States
INTERNSHIP COURSE INFORMATION:
Independent study or course credit according to the specifications of each instructor or institution. Interns will learn about the responsibilities and operations of a legal office and will receive orientation on pursuing careers as court interpreters, translators, investigators, paralegals and/or attorneys.
A letter of evaluation and recommendation will be provided, based on performance and a 250-500 word essay on how cultural differences are revealed
in translation from the perspective of any academic discipline of interest to the student, such as law, sociology, literature, linguistics or anthropology.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a résumé and a cover letter to Yolanda France, Chief Interpreter, to the San Diego address above or to Yolanda France
Until filled for each Fall, Spring and Summer Term
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., is a private, non-profit corporation representing indigent persons accused of federal criminal offenses. Our close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border has a strong influence on our caseload.
Our staff currently consists of over fifty trial attorneys and sixty support personnel, many of whom are bilingual and bicultural. Our attorneys are assisted
by highly trained and dedicated investigators and interpreters.