Translation & Interpreting Program

Student and InstructorThe Translation and Interpreting program at Rutgers was one of the first programs in this discipline in the United States.  During the last 20 years, graduates from the Spanish Translation and Interpretation program have achieved wide recognition within the field, with graduates holding leading positions in the field, such as federal and state court interpreting, in-house translation in Fortune 500 companies, translation management within the largest US Translation agencies, and medical interpreting. The program offers BA, MA and certificates in Spanish-English Translation and Interpreting.

The program has grown due to the dedication of Dr. Zatlin, a world renown scholar on Spanish Theatre and Translation, and it is currently directed by Dr. Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo, PhD in Translation and Interpreting Studies by the University of Granada, Spain.



Spring 2020 Internship is now OPEN!

In Spring 2020 you can take several courses that count towards our minor- major and the certificate in Translation and interpreting. One of these courses is the Translation and Interpreting Internship (1 to 3 credits, flexible) 940: 471. If you are taking 326, you can only apply if your instructor recommends you, and you would also have to take our 940: 401 course next semester; which counts towards the Spanish major-minor and the certificate.

To apply for the internship, please follow this link.
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Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Laura Ramirez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Prof. Miguel Jiménez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any further questions! 


Upcoming Translation and Interpreting Courses for Spring 2020

940:402 Translation of Specialized Texts 3 credits W5:35-8:35 pm
940:471 Internship in Translation
Apply before Nov. 15th!
1-3 credits Hybrid
T 5:35-6:55 pm
940:477 Court Interpreting 3 credits TBD
940:401 Advanced Translation 3 credits Online


M.A. Option in Translation and Interpreting

Please click here for more information about the program.

The Value of a Rutgers Certificate in Translation and Interpreting
Our certificate establishes that the student has taken a sequence of required courses in the field and maintained an excellent average. Our standards in courses are consistently high and the certificate is well respected within our region.  A number of top professionals in the New Jersey and NYC metropolitan area collaborate in this program in areas such as Court Interpreting, Medical Interpreting and Literary Translation.

The certificate does not guarantee employement in the field, however many alumni of the certificate and masters programs work as translators/interpreters or in closely-related fields.

The program offers courses both online and in-person for the convenience of its students with an emphasis on translation and interpretation for Spanish-English and English-Spanish.

For more information about the Translation and Intepreting program, please contact:
Prof. Laura Ramirez Polo, Coordinator of the Translation & Interpreting Program
Academic Building
15 Seminary Place West
5th Flr.,  Rm. 5172
New Brunswick, NJ 08901- CAC
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