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Two internship vacancies are available for the following:

Title:  Trilingual (ASL-Spanish-English) and/or ASL-English Interpreter

Employment Information:
Limited Term Paid Internship (24-40 hrs/week) August 2013 - June 2014

Salary: Based on salary schedule

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2013


General Description:

Interprets as-needed on a daily basis in a variety of settings, including voiced/oral classroom student support, sporting events, etc. As skill level progresses, the variety of interpreting assignments will expand and may include (but are not limited to) IEP and related meetings, parent meetings, and other settings. A flexible schedule is necessary to apply for this position.


An excellent opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on work experience, enhance interpreting skills, and receive one-on-one support amidst a community rich with native ASL users. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to work closely with knowledgeable and experienced staff interpreters where ongoing feedback, strategies, and interpreting methodology are shared. Interns will be provided structured time in a supported environment to prepare for the NAD-RID NIC Performance Exam. Formalized self and peer assessment will be utilized to benchmark further growth and to aid in the pursuit of certification while working at NMSD.


RID membership, NM Interpreter Licensure, and NIC (NAD-RID) candidacy are required. Access to a vehicle, a valid NM driver’s license, and the ability and willingness to travel overnight are necessary. Spanish fluency is a prerequisite for one of the intern positions.

Qualifications Desired:

Effective communication skills in signed, verbal and written modalities are preferred. Also valued is the ability to achieve and maintain positive relationships with staff members, students, parents and community members. Interns will be expected to demonstrate professional appearance and demeanor. A Bachelor’s Degree in Signed Language Interpretation or a related field is ideal.

Although the above are typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional obligations requiring the same or lesser skills, knowledge, and dexterity will be required.


Application Information:

Download and fill out an application: NMSD Application

Submit the applications to:

Ron Ortiz Dinkel

Human Resources Director, NMSD

(505) 476-6301

(505) 216-2000 Video Phone

Amanda Lujan

Coordinator of Interpreting Services




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