Want to help your neighbors, design your own schedule, and make money?
As an interpreter for Liberty Language Services you'll be helping others while helping yourself.
Open Interpreter Positions (DC, MD, VA)
American Sign Language (ASL)
Akan (Twi, Fante)
Chin (hakha, tedim, falam)
English Creole (from any Caribbean or African country)
Haitian Creole (French Creole)
Korean (most needed in DC)
Newari (Nepal Bhasa)
Spanish (only hiring in DC)
If your spoken language is not listed, still feel free to apply. We will keep your information and contact you if any new opportunities become available in the near future.
For Translators: Please email with your resume to see if we are currently contracting professional translators for your language(s).
Freelance On-Site Medical Interpreter
Position will consist of interpreting for healthcare patients with limited English proficiency. As a medical interpreter you will facilitate doctor-patient communication at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare-related facilities.
Transportation and travel to client sites is required and may be compensated for.
This is an independent contractor position.
There are no set hours; you choose when to work. All interpreting assignments coincide with appointments made by patients at healthcare facilities and therefore vary in duration and the amount of notice given.
Assignment length and content will vary. Examples of session content include: physical therapy and rehabilitation, surgery, diagnostics, examinations, and mental health appointments.
Other types of interpreting assignments might also be offered in educational, legal or government settings.
Knowledge of, exposure to, and comfort with working in a medical setting.
Must have completed or be willing to complete a minimum 40-hour medical interpreter training certificate.
Note: Liberty does not cover the cost of training for applicants who have yet to obtain their certificate. However, certain languages can be considered for a tuition grant through Liberty's Interpreter Development Program. The grant comes with specific terms and conditions. Applicants will be notified of their eligibility for a tuition grant during the phone interview stage with the Recruiting Department.
Willingness to pass or show acceptable results for oral language proficiency tests.
Must be able to provide immunization records (see FAQs for a list of required documents)
Must have a reliable form of transportation and have flexible working hours (Mon-Fri).
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.
You may apply if you have not already completed a 40-hour medical interpreter course. Liberty offers training certificate programs through our Education Department. 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 training programs that we offer.
If you cannot provide us with oral language proficiency test results in both English and your target language(s), you will be asked to complete Liberty's language proficiency tests.
Note about Freelance Interpreting
Working as an independently contracted freelance interpreter is much 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. Additionally, this work provides an ideal supplementary income for professionals who understand that flexibility allows them to work as much and as often as they would like. Depending on the demand for certain languages, our freelance interpreters can seize the opportunity to turn this position into a lucrative and full-time career.
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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