Mentored Interpreting internship Experience

Sign language interpreter signing at an event with a speaker at a podium  blurred out in the background. Petteri Sulonen from Helsinki, Finland, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Petteri Sulonen from Helsinki, Finland, License CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A unique internship opportunity for an ASL interpreting student

The AIBIDS program uses only certified ASL interpreters that work as a consistent team to provide support for mentoring, lab, classroom, and special events over the summer.  The AIBIDS program is unique among STEM research experiences for undergraduates in that the program provides one ASL interpreting student the opportunity to receive a mentored experience on the AIBIDS interpreting team for the summer. The student would not be providing additional interpreting but rather intern under a mentor and with the interpreting team to document the “how”: 

The benefits to the student will include: 

1) deep exposure to ASL interpreting throughout a 10 week STEM program, 

2) acquisition of a broader range of conceptually accurate signs useful in STEM discussions, and 

3) connections to a network of ASL interpreting experts and leaders in STEM lexicon development.



The student will receive up to $5,500 (taxed) for participation in the 10-week program.

How to Apply

Please contact Richard Boyce ( and Gaurav Arora ( and write "AIBIDS mentored student interpreting position" in the subject line.