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Accepting Apprentice Applications

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March 11, 2024 all-day

NMCDHH Interpreter Apprentice Program wants you for FY 25!

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Apprenticeship Program is a part time, paid 12-month program designed to help interpreters develop their tools and knowledge to effectively interpret in a variety of scenarios and to prepare for a national level interpreter assessment. This program is not limited to recent graduates of an interpreter training program but is open to all interpreters who are eligible for a New Mexico Provisional Interpreter License.  The FY 25 program will run July 2024 to June 2025.

What are some of the benefits?

  • Paid opportunities for observation, professional development, and interpreting
  • A personalized professional development plan that meets your skills where they are and grows as you hone those skills
  • One-on-one mentoring with a certified mentor
  • Work with a peer group of apprentices in structured opportunities to develop your skills in theoretical and practical interpreting
  • Work with a diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff who are generous with feedback
  • Interpret in a variety of high register and interactive assignments
  • Learn how to use and apply Demand Control Schema to your work for effective, ethical decision-making
  • Prepare for a national level interpreter assessment
  • Receive the opportunity to contract with the Commission after successfully completing the apprenticeship

Applications will be due no later than 2:00 pm MST on Monday April 1, 2024, with interviews to follow.

For questions or to receive an application packet please contact Jessica Eubank, Communication Development Specialist, at

Please Note, this apprenticeship is not designed to be full time interpreting work. Selected apprentices will be expected to establish other interpreting contracts in addition to this program.

Apprenticeship Recruiting Flyer FY 25