FAQs for Sign Language Interpreting Internships

  1. What happens after I submit my application and questionnaire?
    1. Your application will be reviewed by our DVR Deaf/HH/DB Team and you will be notified of its receipt.
    2. When your internship application package is approved, you will be contacted for an internship interview.
    3. Once both the internship application package and internship interview are approved, your information will be shared with a staff interpreter in the preferred area to try and work out an internship site.
    4. If a site is accepted, VR will start the paperwork approval process (HR paperwork plus contract between VR and the University), and you will be contacted for additional information.
    5. You will also receive additional forms, documents and/or procedures relating to your interpreting internship in VR.

  2. How is fingerprinting completed?
    Once you are accepted for interpreting internship, HR will contact you and arrange for two sets of fingerprinting for the Florida Department of Education and Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). It will be paid for by VR.

  3. I work for a university and we have several students interested in completing an internship. Can one agreement be completed and approved for all the students?
    Unfortunately no. Each student is required to have an approved internship agreement signed by the Florida Commissioner of Education. This is why it is so important to start early.

  4. Do internship agreements have to be on your form?
    No. But, the agreement does need to be approved by VR. That can start by the VR internship coordinator (Deaf/HH/DB Services VR Administrator) sending you a template which can be edited, or the university sending VR an agreement for approval. Either way, we will continue to work with each other until an agreement is satisfactory to everyone.

For additional information about careers with VR, email VRPersonnel@vr.fldoe.org or call 850-245-3399 or toll free at 800-451-4327.