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Interpreter Services is currently accepting applications for temporary interpreter positions. To determine if you qualify, ask yourself the following questions:

If so, Interpreter Services encourages you to apply. Knowledge of medical terminology and completion of a 40 hour medical interpreting training are required. You can develop this knowledge through our low-cost training courses. We are a licensed provider of Bridging the Gap, the nation's top medical interpreter training program. We also offer a class on medical terminology and body systems. Both courses are open to current and aspiring interpreters. Health care providers throughout the country have a growing need for trained interpreters, so these courses can advance your career even outside the UMHS.

Please keep in mind that temporary interpreters are not permanent University employees – they work on an as-needed basis. But some of our established temporary interpreters may work up to 20 to 40 hours per week, and many of our full-time staff interpreters started out as temps.

We especially encourage speakers of the following languages to apply:

If you would like to apply, please fill out an employment application (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to read it. Print it off and mail, email ( or fax (734) 998-2199 it to us. If you qualify, you will be called in for an interview. 

Interpreter Services is a member of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) , Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTIN), American Translators Association (ATA), and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).