Freelance contractors play a vital role in our office’s mission of providing foreign language interpreting and translating services to U.S. government officials and in support of U.S. foreign exchange and assistance programs. Please see the Interpreting and Translation sections for information about our selection process. To apply as a potential interpreter or translator, please complete an [419 KB].
Contract interpreters and translators must be able to work legally in the United States but are not required to hold U.S. citizenship. Eligibility to work with the Office of Language Services will be determined by U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services guidelines and will be corroborated by verifying that all relevant documentation is presented with the application. If you have any doubts, please refer questions about general eligibility to your local before applying. Because freelance contractors are not employees of the State Department, the Office of Language Services cannot sponsor visa applicants.