Volunteer Interpreting Opportunity with the Society for Science

Attention, Sci-Tech Interpreter types!

Our colleague Steve Lank, who works with CTA member company Cesco Linguistic Services, is recruiting pro bono remote interpreters to assist students participating in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), sponsored by the Society for Science.


The ISEF is in need of remote interpreters in a variety of languages (see table below), and for 2 different events. The first set of dates is May 3-6, 2021 (consecutive interpreting), which is the judging of entries. The second event comprises the awards ceremony and several 1-hour panel discussions on May 16-21. Portions of this event may be pre-recorded, and this interpreting will be simultaneous.


We all know that for many of us, translation & interpreting are second careers, so Steve is hoping that he can find some connections among people that may have a technical background, or an interest in helping promising students in scientific fields.



Please feel free to share a link to this page with your translator and interpreter networks, on Twitter, etc., so that we can help make this International Science and Engineering Fair a rousing success!

If you would like to volunteer, kindly email Steve Lank



Language needs currently anticipated for judging (May 3-6) are as follows:
Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, (other languages TBD based on Science Fair participants)


Anticipated languages needed for the ceremony and panel discussions (May 16-21) are:
Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish.