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Graduates of the Translation and Interpretation programs work globally as freelance consultants or in-house language professionals for private businesses, governments, and nongovernmental organizations.

Alumni in the Field

Céline Colvin

Céline Colvin

Current Employment: Staff Diplomatic Interpreter, U.S. Department of State (Washington, D.C.)

First Job After Graduation: Freelance Translator, CC Translation Services

Degree: Conference Interpretation (2007)

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Amy Mendenhall

Amy Mendenhall

First Job After Graduation: Translator, United Nations (New York City, New York)

Internship: Translation Intern - Finance, Technicis (Paris, France)

Degree: Conference Interpretation (2018)

Languages of Study: English, French, Spanish

Immersive Learning: Monterey Model

Institute Advantage: I absolutely cannot believe my life. I am so thankful to Professor Christiane Abel for training me to do this job. It is exactly as fulfilling as I hoped it would be.

Story: Everyday is something different working at the U.N.

Frances Chang, Translation graduate

Frances Pao-Fang Chang

Current Employment: Business Program Manager, Star Group (Bangkok, Thailand)

Internship: Intern, Star Group (Bangkok, Thailand)

Institute Advantage: From the Career Management course and mandatory career advising sessions to two major career fairs, I was pushed to think of a career early on and prepare for it. Along with the challenging academic programs and strong support network, I became more confident in job hunting, which would have otherwise been a daunting task. I found my internship with Star Group at an Institute career fair in February 2016. I received a job offer in February 2017 and moved to Bangkok in July 2017.

Lucia Falcon Palomar

Lucía Falcón Palomar

Current job: Interpreter and Translator, Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York (New York City, New York)

First job after graduation: Interpreter and Consular Officer, Consulate General of Mexico in New York (New York City, New York)

Internship: Interpreter and Translator, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (New York City, New York)

Degree: Translation and Interpretation (2017)

Languages of Study: English, Spanish, French


This information is compiled from surveys of the Classes of 2011–2016 and refers to the first job after graduation (unless otherwise stated).


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China; France; Germany; Guatemala; Israel; Japan; Philippines; Russia; South Korea; Spain; Switzerland; Taiwan; United States

Employment Status (One Year After Graduation, %)





Select Employers

  • Daikin Industries
  • Dow Jones
  • Kiva
  • Mizuho Securities
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Société Générale
  • Stanford Health Care
  • State Department
  • United Nations
  • Welocalize Inc.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization—HIPR Consultancy


Summer 2018

Secured Opportunity: 90%

Locations: Austria, China, France, Switzerland, United States


  • China Education Association of International Exchange
  • eBay
  • Goodman Manufacturing/Daikin
  • Honda R&D Americas
  • Huawei
  • LanguageLine Solutions
  • Lilt
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Moravia
  • Mount Sinai Health System 
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
  • Multiling
  • Russian American Foundation
  • Shanghai New Oriental School
  • Stanford Health Care
  • Technicis
  • Transperfect
  • UC Davis Health Center Interpreting Services
  • UNICEF Austria
  • United Nations
  • Voice of America Russian Department
  • Yobi

Position Titles

  • Escort Interpreter
  • Extern
  • Freelance Translator
  • In-house Translator
  • Interpretation Intern
  • Interpreter
  • Interpreter for Eisenhower Fellowship Program 
  • Interpreter Intern
  • Linguist
  • Linguistic Assistant
  • Marketing Intern
  • Medical Interpretation Intern
  • Medical Interpreter 

  • Medical Interpreter and Translation Intern

  • Project Management Intern

  • Simplified Chinese Linguistic Assistant

  • Spanish Medical Interpreter Intern 

  • Student Associate Interpreter

  • Terminology Intern

  • TOEFL Instructor/Translator

  • Translation Intern

  • Translator

Past Internships

Secured Opportunity: 94%

Select Employers

  • Bilingual Language Services
  • Donnelley Language Solutions
  • Eclectic Translations 
  • Ernst & Young 
  • Goodman 
  • Honda R&D
  • Inter-American Development Bank 
  • Law office of Michael Zhang
  • Maine Medical Center 
  • MasterWord Services
  • Moravia IT
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
  • Ministry of Education, China
  • Russian American Foundation
  • Shared Research Latitude
  • Technicis
  • TransPerfect
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • United Nations
  • University of Southern California 
  • WIPO