Interpreting Careers

Interpreters (Career/Apply)

Our Team: Partners Interpreting is a full-service agency headquartered in Massachusetts, owned and operated by two nationally certified interpreters, both born and raised in the Deaf community. Our office administration is bilingual and consists of both Deaf and hearing staff that are experienced and committed to communication access.

Experience a professional environment that provides tremendous care for your career. We assist with scheduling, HR documents, finance, pre/post assignment support, and more. We also offer a diverse and experienced network of interpreters to work with.

Our attention to detail, flexibility, availability, and family-style approach will make you feel right at home.

  • Hearing and Deaf interpreters
  • State screened and nationally certified
  • On-site work opportunities are available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Eastern Tennessee
  • VRI/video work opportunities are available with clients nationwide.

On-site

  • Community Interpreting: We work with Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals in numerous positions and capacities across healthcare, education, human services, community, theater and arts, recreation, government and corporate settings. These include a variety of work types: appointments, ceremonies, conferences, classes, interviews, meetings, public events, trainings, personal and family events, entertainment, and more. Assignments include one time/single requests and standing/recurring assignments, pre-scheduled and emergency needs. On-site work opportunities are available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Tennessee.
  • On call: Interpreters receive an hourly stipend to be on standby for specific hospitals during non-business hours. Interpreters on standby must arrive on site within 1 hour of dispatch. You do NOT need to be on location during the stand-by hours. On call shifts are available in short shifts of 4-5 hours or longer 24-hour shifts.
  • Labor and delivery: Interpreters receive an hourly stipend to be on standby for a specific hospital site with an expectant mother for delivery. This arrangement spans approximately 3 weeks and the interpreting team assembled follows the family’s preferences.

Remote interpreting

  • Work through our PI VRI platforms for on demand calls 24/7/365. Calls are for local PI clients as well as other nationwide calls from other language companies who have subcontracted with PI to support their ASL calls. Our platform supports teaming and other features that support interpreting needs.
  • Remote/Virtual Interpreting: PI coordinates video interpreting for clients using platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, MS Teams, etc.
  • Our video interpreting is not only medical. We serve all types of community interpreting requests over video.
  • Freelance: Work as little or as much as you want.
  • Dedicated: Commit 1-5 standing days (M-F) with PI and fill your schedule with priority booking.
  • Staff: Commit 2-5 standing days (M-F) with priority booking and benefits eligibility (paid time off, holiday, health/dental, 401k, professional development funds, etc.).
  1. Send a resume along with letters of reference to hr@partnersinterpreting.com
  2. Applicants will be contacted by our HR staff to set up an interview and screening with the co-owners.
    • Part one: This is simply a chance for us to get to know you and is just a conversation for you to share with us your background, credentials, training, connection to the Deaf community, and work history/experience.
    • Part two: We share some background on ourselves, Partners Interpreting, our staff, and our work process.
    • Part three: You will be asked to do a brief “live” interpreting sample of work both ASL to English and English to ASL. This is videotaped and serves as a snapshot of your work, language fluency, and range.
    • Part four: We review PI policies, expectations, protocol and review the various available positions. We also discuss your work availability and preferences.
    • Part five: Complete employee paperwork (emergency contact, direct deposit, HIPAA compliance, I-9, W-2, etc.). Following the meeting PI will conduct a national background check.
    • You will have a brief meeting with a coordinator for a short orientation to the scheduling system, review communication protocols, and answer any other questions you may have.
  3. Submit requested copies of credentials, vaccinations, etc.
  4. Once all paperwork and background check is done, and your online account is set up, we will start offering you assignments.
  5. Timeline: The interview and screening usually takes about two hours and is a casual interaction. Completing the paperwork (not all done at the time of the interview) takes about 15-20 minutes; completing the background check online takes 10-15 minutes. Applicants can be working within 1-2 business days. Apply

Why PI?

The professional YOU
  • Excellence: Confidence in quality of your administration, coordinators and interpreter teams.
  • Growth: Opportunities for mentoring, professional development and staff positions and a variety of work.
  • Support: Management supervision, complete pre-during-post assignment support no matter the time of day.
The business YOU
  • Simplify: Streamline both the pre/post business duties of a freelancer.
  • Financial: Earn competitive, predictable, and reliable pay with differentials.
  • Access: View and accept assignments, see your daily schedule and invoicing all online.

Our philosophy

We believe in fair and equal access for all; everyone must win for a solution to be effective. Our team is driven to pursue innovative ideas and solutions that support communication access in local communities.

Client Focus

Our infrastructure, systems, and processes help streamline and simplify the process for clients. Additionally, our feature-rich service suite and customer service makes us a dynamic partner, giving clients peace of mind.

Deaf Community Focus

Strong commitment, integrity, and cultural sensitivity to the Deaf community are central to our operations. We listen to and value the perspective and input of Deaf consumers. Partners also believes in giving back, and is active in our local Deaf community through volunteering, donations, and participating in community events.

Interpreter Community Focus

We value our interpreting colleagues by providing supervisory support, flexibility, and building trusting relationships with each team member. PI offers professional development opportunities, and we are active members of numerous industry related organizations.