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Interpreters Needed for Intel ISEF 2013

More than 1,500 finalists from approximately 70 countries, regions, and territories will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2013 being held May 12-17 in Phoenix, AZ.  To accommodate this broad array of attendees, Society for Science & the Public is seeking 200 interpreters in a variety of languages.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the week in a variety of shifts, but are most vital during judging on Wednesday, May 15. Interpreters do not need to have a science or technical background to participate.

“Interpreters play a key role in helping students reach maximum success in presenting their projects,” said Alan Gordon, a SSP staff member, who will be volunteering as a Russian interpreter for the third year. “I expected to just interpret, but I left inspired by the students and their enthusiasm. It’s great to watch their reactions.”

The largest need is for:

  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Interpreters are also needed for:

  • Cantonese
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Sinhala
  • Slovak
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu 

Volunteers who serve as interpreters at Intel ISEF 2013 will receive a complimentary membership to SSP, as well as a digital badge recognizing their efforts. Unfortunately, SSP cannot provide compensation for travel or housing for volunteers.

Visit for more information and to sign up as a interpreter.

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