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Cantonese Interpreter/Translator Intern Position

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The Women's Building

The Women’s Building (TWB) is a multi-cultural, multi-service center in the Mission District of San Francisco. TWB provides services and programs to empower women and girls, a home to a variety of non-profit organizations, and a community center with meeting spaces. Our mission is to provide women and girls with the tools and resources they need to achieve full and equal participation in society.

In collaboration with the SF-Marin Food Bank and The SF Market, The Women's Building provides assistance to hundreds of immigrant families each week at our pantries. We support these families with food distribution including a mix of produce and dry goods and exposure to community resources related to nutrition, employment and other social programs.The ideal candidate will be sociable, patient and understanding with an interest in supporting the local community.

6 hours per week. Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-11am. (This position requires a 6 month minimum commitment)

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide translation from English to Cantonese from both oral and written sources.
  • Assist with on-site food pantry registration and participant sign in.
  • Assist with delegating tasks to volunteers through Food Pantry Coordinator
  • Help with assisting any organizations that table at the food pantry.
  • Occasionally assist with mitigating any conflict among participants and/or volunteer staff


  • Someone with excellent oral and written skills in Cantonese.
  • Preferred knowledge or experience with marginalized communities various immigrant communities and elder populations.
  • Problem solver that feels confident in mitigating conflict.

Rate of pay: This is a 6 hour/week internship with a $600 stipend for 6 months.

Please email kristen@womensbuilding.org with your resume and cover letter.

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About The Women's Building


3543 - 18th St., #8, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

In 1979, The Women's Building made history by becoming the first women-owned community center in the nation. Twenty-one years later we're pleased to unveil the results of a two-year, $6 million renovation and seismic improvement project. Now offering several child care services, expanded programs, and additional space for community organizations and events, The Women's Building is thriving like never before. Our world-renowned mural has also been expanded, with the original Maestrapeace artists adding vibrant new art.


a Women's resource center -- see above in Mission Statement

Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


3543 - 18th St., #8Between Guerrero and ValenciaSan Francisco, CA 94110






  • 6 months

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