Graduate Program in Interpreting and Translation Studies

Internships

Internships
WFU ITS Internships

The internship allows students to make a rigorous connection between the academic knowledge acquired in the classroom and the practical experience in the workplace. All MA tracks include an internship requirement which is comprised of a total of 60 hours of interpreting, shadowing, observing and/or data collection, depending on the candidate’s chosen track and the nature of the internship. Interns will work closely with a faculty advisor and an on-site supervisor.

Students may seek out their own internship locations with the approval of their faculty advisor or work with one of our established sites.

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Wake Forest Baptist Health provides services to a large LEP population. It has a team of Spanish language interpreters on staff and provides interpreting services 24/7. Interns will initially shadow and observe one or more staff interpreters and then will interpret under supervision of a staff interpreter. ITS interns will experience the professional medical interpreting setting in many different departments of a large hospital.

Onboarding:
Carlos Fasola
Language Services Manager
Office of the Patient Experience
p:336.713.3068
fasolaca@wakehealth.edu
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Wake Forest Baptist Health

 

Calvary Church, Charlotte
Sunday morning worship service is interpreted live into Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Sign language. ITS students have had internship opportunities at Calvary since 2017.

 

High Point Market (High Point)
The High Point Market, held in High Point, North Carolina, is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over 10 million square feet and roughly 2000 exhibitors throughout 180 buildings.

 

Community Care Center
The mission of the CCC is to provide access to compassionate, high-quality healthcare services to the medically uninsured and underserved in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie counties. It was established by a group of visionary, retired physicians who wanted to help the increasing numbers of uninsured poor in our community. It is now the largest and most comprehensive free clinic in North Carolina.

Onboarding:
Heather Martin (Patton)

Volunteer Coordinator
(336) 703-1516 x1
(336) 723-7904 x5
volunteerccc@bellsouth.net
volunteerccc@triad.rr.com
2135 New Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Community Care Center

University of South Carolina Upstate Campus (Spartanburg)
ITS students have been invited to provide interpreting services to guest speakers at USCU.

 

Forsyth Hospital/Novant Health
Novant Health is the first healthcare organization in the region to create Diversity and Inclusion Department and appoint a Chief Diversity Officer. Interns work with the Care and Operations Diversity Action Committee to promote outreach and develop strategies. Forsyth Hospital, part of the Novant Health group, provides services to a large LEP population and offers interpreting services 24/7. ITS Interns will initially shadow and observe one or more staff interpreters and then will interpret under supervision of a staff interpreter. Interns will experience the professional medical interpreting setting in many different departments of a large hospital.

Onboarding:
Glenda Livengood
Director of Student Programs
Office: 336-718-6082
Fax: 336-277-6986
gslivengood@novanthealth.org
Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Novant Health

Downtown Health Plaza
The Downtown Health Plaza, an outpatient clinic of North Carolina Baptist Hospital, is designed to meet the needs of a growing, increasingly diverse population. It provides pediatric, OBGYN and General Internal Medicine services. It provides interpreting services through an on-site interpreting staff. For ISH interns, DHP has detected lack of awareness of the interpreter’s role by the service providers. The ISH intern at DHP would help devise a plan to educate personnel on how to work with interpreters.

Onboarding:
Monica T. Brown
Manager of Outpatient Departments
(336) 713-9621
Pager: pager (336) 806-6099
mtbrown@wakehealth.edu
1200 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3006
Downtown Health Plaza

Frank Morgan Elementary/ Forest Park Elementary – Forsyth County Schools
Morgan and Forest Park Elementary Schools are part of the greater Forsyth County public school system, both with large Hispanic populations. The schools are in need of interpreters to communicate with families of students during parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, home visits, assemblies, school events, curriculum nights, phone calls etc. Its interns at Forest Park and Morgan Elementary Schools will get hands-on community interpreting experience from day one and at the same time have the satisfaction of providing much needed community service.

Onboarding:
Ana D. Ortiz
District Bilingual Coordinator
336.748.4000 ex. 51514
adortiz@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
P.O. Box 2513
Winston_Salem, NC 27012

Legal Aid NC
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity. They help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income. ITS interns will help their efforts to support the Hispanic community by translating documents (non-legal) and providing interpreting services in their offices when required.
Legal Aid NC


Southside Health Center
Southside United Health Center began as an outgrowth of community organizing activities lead by Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods and six neighborhood associations in southeastern Winston-Salem in 2003.  Leaders from Morningside, Southside, Waughtown Street, Easton, Flatrock and Belview neighborhoods identified healthcare as a community need that is critical to a healthy neighborhood.
Southside Clinic


Department of Social Services
The mission of the DSS is to improve the capacity of the community to protect the children of Forsyth County who are abused, neglected, or dependent. The objective is to provide coordinated and effective action by the appropriate participation of child protective services, the criminal justice system, law enforcement, medical, and counseling personnel regarding the investigation, assessment, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Many of the cases taken by DSS involve the Hispanic Community. Interns will work with the DSS staff and interpreters to facilitate communication with that community where required.
Department of Social Services

Confucius Institute at NC State (Raleigh)
ITS students provided simultaneous interpreting services to the NC Chinese Language Contest hosted by CI at NC State
https://confucius.ncsu.edu/programs/chinese-contests


East Voyager Academy (Charlotte)
First whole-school Chinese immersion public charter school in NC. ITS students have provided interpreting services for a number of activities held at the EVA location.
https://www.eastvoyager.org/about


East Point Academy (Columbia)
First whole-school Chinese immersion public charter school in SC. ITS students have worked as interns here interpreting in both Chinese and Spanish for EPA parents and students.
https://eastpointsc.org


Presbyterian College (Clinton)
ITS students have been invited to provide interpreting services to guest speakers invited by PC Confucius Institute.
https://www.presby.edu


Wake Forest University
I
TS students have been requested by a number of departments to provide on campus interpreting services for WFU students and parents
https://deanofstudents.wfu.edu
https://shs.wfu.edu
https://global.wfu.edu/iss

 

For those interns who will need a criminal background check, Investigative Associates & Consultants is a good resource. You can visit their website here: http://www.iacinvestigations.com