Immigration Clinic & Kids Court Seek Students Interested in Serving the Community as Interpreters



Are you a bilingual Spanish-English speaker? Looking for an interesting and important opportunity to help the local immigrant community?


The UNLV Immigration Clinic, in partnership with the Department of World Languages and Cultures, is looking for a small group of highly motivated individuals to participate in a new Interpreter Training Program designed to prepare you for interpreting with the Kids Court Program,at client intake appointments, asylum interviews, and other immigration matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. No prior interpreting or immigration experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and a desire to make a positive difference in someone’s life. 


Training will commence in October 2019 for a period of 5-6 weeks and will include a mix of classroom instruction and independent work assignments. Once you have completed the course, you will become available for paid assignments scheduled through the Immigration Clinic. 


Ideal applicants should: 

  • Share in the mission of the UNLV Immigration Clinic to protect all children and families in Nevada. 
  • Be fluent in both Spanish and English
  • Be willing and able to complete the entirety of the training course
  • Be available for occasional overnight travel


If this sounds like it was made for you please send a resume and letter of interest to Martha Menendez at martha.menendez@unlv.edu no later than October 3. Selected applicants should expect an interview before a final decision is made. 


Updated Sept 27, 2019 (extending deadline to Oct. 3).