Spanish Language Unit Internships

This specialized Unit at the New York County District Attorney’s Office provides Spanish Language interpretation and translation services for the investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.

Under close supervision, qualified interpreter interns will have the opportunity to interpret/translate bidirectionally into English and Spanish. They will make use of their verbal skills by interpreting during in-house interviews, for which mature and tactful behavior is required. Translation assignments may include legal documents, statements, and audio recordings. Interns will also assist with screening and summarizing Spanish audio recordings, in written or oral form, and in producing accurate transcriptions and translations, among other language related tasks.


Applicants must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in college or in a graduate or other related language program. They must possess a strong bi-cultural awareness of both Latin American and North American cultures, as well as a strong ability to speak, write, and use idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms in both English and Spanish. Prior knowledge of legal language is a plus.

Time Commitments

Internships are available during the Fall (September – December), Spring (February – May) and Summer (June – August). A stipend or school credit is available.

NOTICE TO SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 summer internship program has been canceled.

To Apply

Please submit an application here.

Application Materials Must Include:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter

  3. Official transcript, including evidence of current enrollment

  4. Three professional references

  5. Two sample translations: Sample #1-an English independent source translated into Spanish; Sample #2-a Spanish independent source translated into English; each source approximately 300 words)

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Applications for upcoming internship sessions will be accepted during the following dates:

  • Fall Term 2020 (June 1 – July 17, 2020)
  • Spring Term 2020 (October 1 – November 11, 2020)

NOTE: As part of the interview process, candidates will be expected to interpret in a mock interrogation.

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