Opportunities for Translators and Interpreters

July 4, 2012 // From our blog »

One of the advantages of being a member of professional associations is that you always receive the latest news about the industry.  I just received two announcements that I would like to share with you all.

1. Translation expert Marcela Jenney-Reyes just posted this announcement on LinkedIn:

Attention Spanish Translators: The UN is recruiting!

The United Nations is pleased to announce that competitive examinations for the recruitment of Spanish-language associate translators/précis writers and associate verbatim reporters are scheduled to be held on 17 and 18 September 2012, respectively.

The purpose of the examinations is to establish rosters from which present and future vacancies for Spanish-language associate translators/précis writers and associate verbatim reporters at the
United Nations Headquarters in New York and other duty stations will be filled.

Further information regarding the examinations, including eligibility requirements and online application forms, can be found on the United Nations web site:


The deadline for submission of applications is 21 July 2012.

2. Here is the announcement I just received from Senior Court Operations Consultant, Lisa Bell.

Interpreter Testing and Educational Opportunities

Registration is still open for the Consortium Oral Performance Examination testing that will take place in Miami, Florida on September 5-7, 2012.  The registration deadline is close of business Thursday, July 12, 2012 (note:  all registration forms and payments must be received by this date).  To download the applicable registration form, please go to http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/interpret/index.shtml (scroll down to the heading entitled, Testing and Training Opportunities).

The Florida Institute of Interpretation and Translation (FIIT) will offer a seven-week online course, Expert Skill Training for Spanish Court Interpreters (level 3), every Monday evening beginning July 23, 2012 through September 10, 2012.  This course remains approved for 12.6 Continuing Interpreter Education credits.  The course approval number is CEAA 10-0001.  See following link for registration and workshop details: http://interpreter-training.com/.

Several additional training opportunities will be offered by the FIIT in the upcoming months as follows:

1. Advanced Skill-Building for Spanish Court Interpreters workshop (level 2) will be taught online each Monday evening beginning in August 2012; and
2. A regional conference on interpreting will be held in Orlando, Florida on August 17-19, 2012

See http://interpreter-training.com/ for additional workshop- and/or conference-related information.

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