Found in Translation is excited to announce that the application for the Class of 2020 of our Language Access Fellowship program, which provides medical interpreter training and job placement to low-income bilingual women, will open on March 16th, 2020!
Class of 2020 Language Access Fellowship
The program is completely free, includes common-sense supports such as on-site childcare, transportation assistance and mentoring, leading to jobs that pay $25+/hour entry-level. Classes will take place from early August through mid-December, 3 weeknights/week.
Our admissions process is highly competitive; in the Class of 2019 there were 40 women selected from over 250 applicants. To be eligible for our program, an applicant must self-identify as a woman, be fluent in English and another language, be eligible to work in the United States, and be considered low income. All languages are accepted. For more details on our eligibility criteria, please see our website.
All applications are due by April 30th.
Our selection process is based on economic need and factors that we believe will lead to success in our program and in the medical interpreting profession (including language skills and motivation). We encourage repeat applicants, and we give them special consideration in our selection process – some of our most successful graduates were repeat applicants!
To accommodate our large pool of applicants, we will be holding public information sessions for potential applicants to learn about our program and ask questions. (Due to a high volume of applicants and our small staff, unfortunately we cannot meet with individuals one-on-one.) Staff will be present to answer questions after a brief overview of the program and application process. We highly encourage anyone considering applying to attend an information session since it is a chance for us to meet applicants in person before reviewing their applications. A list of our 2020 sessions can be found here. Everyone is welcome!
If you have any questions about the program or application process, or would like to set up an in-house information session at your organization, email Bindiya Jha, Program Director – Interpreter Training at [email protected].