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About the position

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is seeking a graduate work-study student who is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish to translate clinic report documents. This position can be completed virtually, and provides students with opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of health care providers, such as psychologists and speech-language pathologists, in the field of developmental disabilities. Students will gain exposure to the process of completing developmental evaluations and clinical report writing. To help CIDD serve Spanish-speaking families, students will translate written reports in the family’s native language in a way that is family-friendly and culturally relevant, with guidance from a bilingual supervisor. Responsibilities for this person include:

  • Translating clinical reports from English to Spanish
  • Collaborating with the clinical assessment team to ensure that the translated documents are accurate, family-friendly, and culturally relevant
  • Translations can be completed virtually with work hours that are convenient to the students schedule



The following skills are needed for the role of clinical translator:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish with native or near-native proficiency
  • Familiarity or interest in the field of developmental disabilities
  • Proficiency in using dictionaries and thesauruses to find the exact words
  • Management of time to complete documents
  • Understanding cultural backgrounds of families in order to provide culturally relevant translations


To apply

Students who are eligible for work-study funding can apply for this position. To apply, please contact Dr. Jessica Kinard at with a copy of your resume. If you are uncertain if you are eligible, feel free to contact Dr. Kinard to inquire further.

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