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Spanish Interpreter Evaluator Internship

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ORGANIZATION: Rhode Island Free Clinic

  • 4 people are interested

Position Summary: The Spanish Interpreter Evaluator will screen prospective Spanish Medical Interpreters to assess whether they are fluent enough to interpret in a healthcare setting. They will also gain insight into the barriers that exist in health care for uninsured people and how the social determinants of health influence our patient’s lives. Additionally, the SIE will have the opportunity to develop projects with the goal of improving the Spanish Interpreter Volunteer Program at the Clinic.

Shifts: 2-3 shifts on weekdays only, no weekends

  • 8am-12pm
  • 1pm-4pm
  • 6pm-9pm

Alternate or flexible schedule options available. Hybrid or fully remote position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English.

  • Schedule online assessments to determine fluency and interpreting skills of applicants via Zoom.

  • Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to recruit new Spanish Medical Interpreters.

  • Improve efficiency of the Spanish Medical Interpreter Program by updating training guides and assessment protocols.
  • Expand current medical terminology in the Clinic's database to include specialty care and scheduling terminology for daily use.

  • Provide orientation, training and quality control of new Spanish Medical Interpreters.
  • Provide end-of-term report on projects researched, updated and implemented during internship.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be minimum 18 years old.

  • Expertise and fluency in Spanish, including Spanish medical terminology.

  • Volunteer experience or interest in non-profit work and/or healthcare. Medical Interpreting experience a plus.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail.

  • Flexibility with schedule, able to work independently and meet deadlines.

Length of Service: Summer internship (June-August)

TO APPLY: submit resume and cover letter to info@rifreeclinic.org

Contact: VISTA Volunteer & Patient Services - Elise Erickson at EErickson@rifreeclinic.org

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About Rhode Island Free Clinic


655 Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02907, US

Mission Statement

Rhode Island Free Clinic’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot otherwise afford those services. We also serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals.


Rhode Island Free Clinic is a nationally recognized, award-winning free clinic in Providence that provides free comprehensive primary medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care to uninsured, working poor, and low-income Rhode Island adults. We are a critical part of the health care delivery system - the safety net for the safety net - in Rhode Island.

Care is provided through a dynamic statewide network of volunteer medical professionals
working with academic, medical, and community partners, leveraging robust health care
resources with a vitality that is unmatched in Rhode Island and remarkable in the nation. In 2023,
the Clinic mobilized nearly 500 volunteers and community partners to provide over 10,000
patient visits to vulnerable, medically uninsured adults.


Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Jun 10, 2024 - Fri Aug 30, 2024
08:00 AM -


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Program Management
  • Recruiting
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • summer internship (approx. 12 weeks), 2 times a week

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