Greetings and thank you for your interest in our internship program! We have a number of passionate and talented students studying the field of ASL and Interpreting who are looking for additional hands-on experiences and the opportunity to grow with a mentor. Our internship course is one of the last classes scheduled prior to graduation after students complete Interpreting III course.
Benefits to the Mentors:
An internship is a pre-professional work experience that provides students the opportunity to gain experience in the interpreting field; while also allowing the mentor and agency to participate in the educational process for the students. You also may earn CEUs from mentoring.
- Refine emerging interpreting, interpersonal skills and decision-making skills in order to enter the field.
- Reflect on ”real-life” experiences, examine assumptions and make critical discoveries that are not possible in classroom settings
- Observe, participate with, and receive guidance from experienced practitioners
- Assess performance and set goals for on going skills development
- Develop a personal philosophy of practice
- Develop other critical skills while on internship, including: Problem solving, flexibility, creative thinking and taking personal responsibility for their decisions/actions
- Maintain all paperwork
- Complete Professional Development Plan
- Complete 192 hours during the internship period
- Attend four mandatory in-class sessions
- Submit weekly Logs signed by mentors to ACC internship professor
- Provide a meaningful and professional experience
- Provide student with opportunities to valuable experience
- Meet weekly with the intern and debrief
- Sign on the student’s weekly logs
- The student will be placed in an appropriate employment situation which provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired during collegiate training