The Loyola Certificate Program in Translation and Interpreting (TRIN) provides extensive training and support for our students to become professional translators/interpreters. Students are very active providing community service and language access for the underserved LEP Hispanic community in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes:
There is a total of eight students who are registered interpreters for the LA Supreme Court; two who are Certified interpreters in Louisiana; and one student is nationally certified as a Healthcare Interpreter.
The Certificate students have done extensive work as Translating and Interpreting in Juvenile Court for the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) thanks to our partnership with Loyola Law Clinic. As part of their internship and experiential learning component they have been interpreting in Criminal Court for pre-trial proceedings.
This year the students participated as volunteer Spanish interpreters in the LA Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic.
One student owns a Translation and Interpreting agency and won a bid to provide interpreting services to Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court. This particular student hires TRIN students (those who are registered interpreters) to provide interpreting services.