Champions for Health
Language Access Internship - Champions for Health
Company: Champions for Health
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Location: 5575 Ruffin Road, Ste 250, San Diego, San Diego, CA, 92123
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Language Access Internship Description

Position: Language Access Intern (unpaid)

Employer: Champions for Health (CFH)

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Champions for Health is a nonprofit organization (Tax ID #95-2568714) dedicated to help those without or limited access to healthcare. Our internship provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth and development and will prepare the intern to be an ambassador in their profession. Interns will have frequent contact public health experts, physicians, civically-minded health professionals and health organizations. Interns will have the opportunity to aid our mission to provide pro bono specialty care, conduct field research and work along staff dedicated towards a healthy San Diego.

Position Overview:

The Language Access intern will be supporting our interpreter program which aims at social justice and empowerment of Limited-English-proficient communities. Our interpreters work in the medical field assisting patients or assisting medical professionals improving health literacy through presentations. The goal is for the intern to develop and establish policies that promote culturally competent health care interpreting.

Essential Functions:

Intern will develop and monitor policies, research, and model practices to disseminate to interpreters and partners. Work with partners to create a county wide dialogue of diverse voices and interests on related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision, the Language Access Intern will:

  • Coordinate with medical interpreter volunteers and interpreter/ translator partners
  • Assess and evaluate programs, perform research on relevant topics, and revise presentation materials as appropriate
  • Assist with partner recruitment and retention
  • Present lectures to group/individuals on interpreting practices as appropriate
  • Participate in meetings such as the Association of Interpreters and Translators of San Diego and similar meetings
  • Create medical interpreter forums and or social events to discuss pressing issues.
  • Research funding and policy opportunities pertaining to interpreting and language barriers
  • Work with team to create and sustain marketing plan
  • Perform additional job-related duties as assigned
  • Qualifications:

  • Near completion of undergraduate or graduate degree, preferred, in community health education, public health, health promotion, Spanish, Interpreting, Translation, or health sciences. *Do not need to be enrolled in a school to be considered*
  • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in Spanish is a plus but not required
  • Time commitment: 5 or more hours a week at our office in Kearney Mesa. Flexibility to work some weekends for events.
  • Strong calling to support the underserved through health and medicine.
  • If interested please email resume/ CV
    General requirements


  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 6 months
  • Category
    Education & Literacy
    Health & Medicine
    Immigrants & Refugees
    Skills Area
    English as a Secondary Language (ESL)