& THE ACCESS FAMILY
Want to work with like-minded professionals committed to professional growth, community engagement, and high quality services? Learn more about working with Access.
JOIN THE ACCESS TEAM
Access Interpreting is a leader in providing interpreting services nationwide. Our staff is drawn to working at Access because of their commitment to our mission – inspiring trust and understanding between languages. We do what we love and love what we do!
We are a hard working group of people who go above and beyond, challenge ourselves daily, and give and receive feedback openly. As an Access Interpreting employee, you can expect opportunities for professional growth and community engagement.
Some of the benefits we offer include:
- Competitive health and dental insurance coverage
- Paid leave and holidays
- Retirement account contributions
- Travel reimbursement for all work assignments
- Annual professional development stipend
- Paid professional development time
- Professional membership reimbursement
- Annual donation to a chosen Deaf-centered organization
- Monthly allowance for your cell phone bill
- Eligibility to participate in pre-tax programs
- Signing work environment
- Company events, retreats, and trips
As a freelancer, Access Interpreting promotes your peace of mind by providing you with the tools you need for easy, worry-free scheduling and billing. We have work available for sign language interpreters (on-site and VRI), Deaf interpreters, and CART writers (on-site and remote).
Freelancers can expect to provide services in settings such as:
‣ Business or professional meetings
‣ Medical appointments
‣ Media events
‣ Performing arts performances
‣ Graduate and undergraduate settings
‣ Platform presentations
‣ Legal settings
All freelance positions require holding nationally recognized certification or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
TRAVELING INTERPRETER PROGRAM
Don’t live in the DC area but curious what the work is like in our nation’s capital? Or maybe you used to live here and would like to come back for a working visit? Either way, our Traveling Interpreter Program (TIP) is for you! Access Interpreting will provide a travel and lodging stipend and a minimum of thirty hours of work, paid at local rates, for out-of-state interpreters who are in town for a week or more. Contact us for more information or to schedule your TIP visit with us!
Access Interpreting’s internship program is designed to augment the individual skill of new and seasoned interpreters, regardless of certification, through a combination of on-the-job experience, workshops and trainings, and discussion-based seminars.
The internship program will reopen in Spring 2021.
Please follow the application deadlines listed below.
BENEFITS OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
When you select “apply now,” you will be taken to our online application. You’ll record your video letter of intent directly there. Make sure that your letter of intent includes the following:
- Why are you interested in the program?
- How has your background prepared you
- What specific career goals do hope to achieve with this internship
Make sure your resume includes the following:
- Any work experience (paid or volunteer)
- Community involvement
- Other work/educational experiences that you have that may speak to your professionalism and philosophy
Letters of recommendation can come from professors, professional colleagues, or community members who can provide perspective on your work ethic and interpreting product. We welcome up to two letters of recommendation.
The final part of our online application includes two source texts for you to interpret. The application website will provide brief prep materials to read and watch before you record. You will record directly on to our website, and we will be able to review your work there. Both the ASL and English sources are designed to challenge you but are not impossible. We are not looking for perfection in your interpretation, but a sense of your current skill-set.
Upon being selected to move to the formal interview portion, we will conduct an interview to get to know you at a more personal level. We will ask you questions that are designed to learn more about who you are and if your skills are suited for our clients and work environments.