Be a voice for someone in need.
Join Liberty's team of freelance medical interpreters!
Washington DC Metro Area (DC, MD, VA)
Freelance on-site medical interpreters are needed for the following languages...
American Sign Language (ASL)
Chin (hakha, tedim, falam)
Haitian Creole (urgent)
Newari (Nepal Bhasa)
Don't see your language? If your spoken language is not listed, we still encourage you to apply. We will keep your information in our database and contact you if any new opportunities become available in the future.
For Translators: Please email with your resume to see if we are currently in need of professional translators for your language(s).
Freelance On-Site Medical Interpreter
Position Type: Independent Contractor
Hourly Rate: $22-30 per hour
Working as an independently contracted freelance interpreter is different than working as a typical part-time or full-time employee. This position is much more flexible because it does not adhere to regularly scheduled weekly hours. The amount of work will vary depending on our clients' demand for your spoken language(s). All assignments are offered on a first-come-first serve basis. This position is most ideal for bilingual professionals with flexible schedules who want to make supplementary income through freelance interpreting.
This position is not recommended for applicants who currently work full-time jobs due to scheduling conflicts.
Summary of Position
As a medical interpreter, you will facilitate doctor-patient communication at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare-related facilities. Examples of session content include physical therapy and rehabilitation, surgery, diagnostics, examinations, etc.
In addition to medical interpreting, Liberty interpreters may occasionally be requested to cover assignments for schools, legal firms, or other businesses.
Interpreting assignments are typically scheduled anytime Monday to Friday between 7 am to 7 pm.
Travel Requirement: Interpreters are required to travel on-site to our clients throughout the Washington DC Metro Area (e.g. Fairfax, Alexandria, DC, Rockville)
- Must have completed or be willing to complete a minimum 40-hour medical interpreter training certificate program
Liberty does not cover the cost of training for applicants who have yet to obtain their certificate. However, applicants that speak rare or urgently needed languages will be considered for a tuition grant through Liberty's Interpreter Development Program. Please read the full job details above for more information about the terms and conditions of the tuition grant.
Willingness to pass Liberty's oral language proficiency tests in English and the target language(s)
Ability to provide immunization records for hospital work clearance (see full job details for a list of required documents)
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a reliable form of transportation and have flexible working hours (Mon-Fri)
Must be able to pass a drug screening and criminal background check
Knowledge of, exposure to, and comfort with working in a medical setting
For ASL Interpreters Only: You do not need a 40-hour training certificate, but you must provide proof of RID or NIC certification to be eligible to interpret for Liberty clients.
Don't have the required 40-hour medical interpreter training?
You may still apply even if you do not have the required 40-hour medical interpreter training certificate. Liberty offers training certificate programs through our Education Department, which you can enroll in to complete the training requirement. We also accept interpreters who have completed an equivalent 40-hour medical interpreter training course with another reputable agency. Please include a copy of your certificate in your application so we can verify that it meets our requirements.
Visit our Training page to learn more about the medical interpreter training programs that we offer to help bilinguals become professional interpreters.
Liberty Language Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Liberty supports employment for all peoples, regardless of race, color, age, gender, status, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, parental status, veteran status, disability, or any other demographic protected under federal and state law. Liberty Language Services does not tolerate discrimination of any kind, and is committed to building a safe and respectful environment for its employees.
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