Contract: Simultaneous Interpretation for Virtual Event

  • Anywhere
Organization: American Bar Association
Closing date: 17 Jan 2022

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights works to promote and protect human rights worldwide by mobilizing lawyers to help threatened advocates and vulnerable communities; rallying leading experts on vital issues; and holding abusive governments accountable under law.

ABA CHR is seeking an individual or organization with experience conducting simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and/or in Arabic and who has availability on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9 am – 12 noon (EST) to conduct interpretation during a virtual event on Zoom. Applicants only need to have fluency in one of the two languages, not both.

Applicant will enter into a contract to provide services for this event only; however, there will be a possibility to extend the initial contract to cover additional interpretation services should ABA CHR have additional interpretation needs arise and the applicant has availability.

Successful applicants must:

  • Be fluent in either Spanish or Arabic
  • Have 3+ years of experience in simultaneous interpretation in either Spanish or Arabic
  • Have experience conducting simultaneous interpretation via Zoom
  • Be available for a 30-minute to one-hour event dress rehearsal during the first week of February to ensure all technology is working
  • Be available on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm EST for the event

How to apply:

Please send the following documents in a single PDF to and copy Emma Watson at

  • Cover letter. Maximum 1 page. In your cover letter, please indicate:

    • In which of the two languages you have fluency;
    • Your years of experience and background conducting simultaneous interpretation Spanish or Arabic;
    • Your experience conducting simultaneous interpretation over Zoom and other virtual platforms; and,
    • Your availability on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm ET.
  • Resume or CV – If applying as an organization, please send a document outlining your organization’s background and experience offering interpretation services.

  • Hourly rate

Application Deadline: Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.