Apply for a per diem court interpreter position

Get information on how to apply for a per diem court interpreter position.

Office of Court Interpreters

The Details

What you need

Potentially-qualified applicants are screened for their linguistic proficiency, professional experience and academic background. Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements and would like to submit an application can download the application questionnaire (see Downloads below) to apply.

Minimum requirements (additional information about these requirements can be found in the application questionnaire):

  • A bachelor’s degree in the USA, or an equivalent college degree from another country.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in both English and the other language, as well as cultural competency skills.
  • The necessary paperwork required to work in the United States.

Prior interpreting and translating training and/or professional experience are not required, but are desirable and may receive preference in recruitment.

How to apply

Please complete the application questionnaire (resume and cover letter optional) and address it to:

Office of Court Interpreter Services
Administrative Office of the Trial Court
2 Center Plaza, 9th (TC) floor
Boston, MA 02108
ATT: Training Manager

You can also email your questionnaire to:


Next steps

  1. Interviews

    • OCIS will require proof of degree at the interview. Copies of official credit transcripts or diploma will be accepted.
    • OCIS may request references at the interview.
    • Please understand that OCIS will not interview potentially qualified candidates unless a need to recruit in their languages arises.
    • OCIS will keep applications of desirable candidates on file for future reference.

    For more information on OCIS’s operations, please review the Standards and Procedures of the Office of Court Interpreter Services (see Downloads below).

    For information regarding the profession of court interpreting, please visit the sites of interpreter organizations, such as the Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators,

  2. If you are selected

    Selected applicants will be invited to a written exam, an oral assessment and an interview. Those applicants who pass the written and oral tests and want to work with OCIS must attend the 2-day Introductory Mandatory Training and complete the mentoring requirement. OCIS will then conduct a final evaluation of the candidate and approve his/her inclusion on the list of OCIS Screened interpreters.




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