Court Interpreter Internships


Ann Ryan addressing the assembled interns

Friday, September 21, 2018
OCA, New York, NY

On Friday, September 21, 2018, 18 students began the Court Interpreter Internship as part of the ongoing effort to create a pipeline of individuals who are interested in training to perform this vital role in the court system.

The program was developed by the Office of Language Access and the Division of Human Resources to offer students an introduction to the work of a court interpreter. Nine students will participate in the 100-hour internship program in which they will observe court interpreters and assist in interpreting at petition windows, help centers and, with approvals, in some courtroom exchanges. The other 9 students signed up for the introductory 20-hour overview. They come from a variety of backgrounds and are studying at several local schools including: Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Medgar Evers College, Montclair State University, NYU and LaGuardia Community College. The CIIP program began last year, and has already resulted in some of the 2017 program participants taking and passing the UCS interpreter exams, and joining our Registry to work as per diem court interpreters.


From left to right: Krisztina Juhasz, Manager, Division of Human Resources Performance Evaluation and Workforce Analysis office; Dahyana Grullon, Principal Court Interpreter and Ann Ryan, Coordinator, Office of Language Access..