Puentes Community Translation Internship Program

Calling all student activists! Do you want to…

We invite you to apply to the 

Puentes Community Translation Internship Program .

Puentes participants will use their existing language and multicultural skills to benefit their community and gain professional experience in translation (a possible future career path). Participants build specialized professional skills over the course of 2-3 months through an initial series of training workshops, stipended translation projects with local organizations, and Puentes certification. 

There is power in language and power in community. 

Be a part of the second cohort of NYC Puentes Translators. Sign up here:

What is the internship program structure?

Puentes will train cohorts of approximately 10-15 students over the course of 2-3 months. Our weekly workshops cover topics including:

During the program, we will also bring in current translation professionals as guest speakers. Once the workshops are complete, students will receive:

In the last month of the program, students will have the opportunity to do a translation project for a local business or community organization to build real-world experience.

Additional Notes:

Our curriculum is custom tailored to the specific cohort, their community, and partner organization or school input.  Please note that Puentes is NOT a foreign language or ESL training program. Students will need to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English to be eligible for the program. We will use Spanish as a focal language, but speakers of all languages are welcome (knowledge of Spanish is not required). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Puentes will run the workshops online via video call until precautions are lifted. 

Connect with us at puentescommunity@gmail.com for more information.

We look forward to helping our talented local youth develop into the first network of NYC community translators!