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Interpreters Needed for Intel ISEF 2013

5:28AM, April 8, 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 www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2013 for more information and to sign up as a interpreter.

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