Employment opportunities

Conference interpreters work for businesses, government and international organisations to convert information from one spoken language to another. Most interpreters are self-employed and have variable schedules.

Freelance interpreters

Freelance conference interpreters are self-employed. They are employed on a short-term basis. They are contracted to work on a short-term basis on specific tasks for various clients in succession. Since they often work for a wide variety of organisations, they cover many different subjects and work for many different kinds of people.

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Staff interpreters

Staff interpreters are temporary or permanent employees of national or international organisations. They have a steady income but have less freedom in planning their own work.

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AIIC. "Employment opportunities". aiic.net November 28, 2011. Accessed December 11, 2017. <http://aiic.net/p/4050>.