Puentes Winter 2021 Community Translation Internship Program

Calling all student activists! Do you want to…

  • Make a difference in your community?

  • Promote understanding and inclusion of people from different backgrounds?

  • Gain valuable professional skills and experience?

  • Help build a startup focused on social impact?

  • Earn up to $350?

We invite you to apply to the

Puentes Community Translation Internship Program

(Winter 2021: November 10th - January 19th, 2022).

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:

  • Language access, identity, and equity

  • An overview of the translation industry

  • Professional skills and expectations

  • Ethical standards and cultural sensitivity

  • Specialized skills (e.g. simultaneous translation)

  • Translation tools and CAT technology

  • Career pathways and further development opportunities

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

  • Puentes Community Translator certification

  • Translation internships with local community organizations

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.

  • Stipended opportunities to gain experience in a professional setting

  • Projects focus on social impact in a variety of settings

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!