GS 4303 - Language Services Practicum for Translators or Interpreters
The Practicum helps students develop and establish an identity as professionals because it builds a practical knowledge of translation or interpretation as as a profession. Its goal is to empower students to identify and pursue professional development opportunities and specializations. Students are expected to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes attained in the translation and interpretation curriculum by apprenticing under qualified translators or interpreters, language agencies, law firms, government agencies (e.g. school districts, the IRS, police departments, social services agencies), and/or healthcare and community-based organizations in a variety of general work situations. Interns shadow their mentors and then move into actual translation or interpretation assignments in monitored situations. Initiation into the language industry through interaction with members of the profession, professional organizations, and institutions is encouraged. Students must prepare a final project based on their practicum experience, following the University College Internship Handbook. The practicum should be taken as one of the last two Translation Studies classes.
NOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Global Affairs to see the next time this course is offered.