The Interpreting Division of Language Services (LS) provides staff and contractors who can interpret at the most demanding skill levels for the Department of State, the White House, and the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Interpretation is the process of providing an equivalent oral communication between two or more different languages. Our interpreters provide conference-level consecutive and simultaneous interpretation in a variety of languages. Approximately 15 staff members interpret on a routine basis for the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of State, and Cabinet members, as well as for senior officials and delegations in Washington, DC, and elsewhere in the United States and also on their travel to foreign countries. From public policy to diplomacy, from current events to scientific and military topics, the daily activity of the conference interpreter requires a well-rounded and up-to-date repository of general knowledge. LS is proud to have served every administration from George Washington to Barack Obama. LS also provides liaison/escort interpreters, seminar interpreters, and English Language Officers to accompany U.S. government-sponsored visitors from overseas on public diplomacy programs around the nation.
- Interpreting Billing Request Form
In preparation for FY13 year end closing and to meet the Departmentβs reimbursement deadline, all Agency offices must submit their interpreting/translation work requests for any services needed on or before September 30, 2013, along with appropriate funding, to the Office of Language Services, by no later than COB Monday, August 5, 2013.