Reflections from Interns:  Understanding Beauty and the Beast

by Diedra Flynn-Dobson, Albert Dietz

Abstract

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In the field of interpreter education, there is a limited body of literature regarding stressors that pre, current, and post internship students express and/or experience. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight student’s perceptions of the their internship experience and the stressors associated with that experience, and provide a summary that suggests how Interpreter Training Programs (ITPs) can benefit from this understanding. The workshop presenter will guide participants through a process called Interactive Qualitative Analysis (Northcutt & McCoy, 2004) to understand the unique understanding of the stress phenomena experienced by ITP students. This too will help interpreter trainers see that the student’s perception of stress may vary based on their relation with the internship process, and that students directly enrolled in the internship process may develop complex systems for coping with stress.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring, Teaching & Leadership