Induction Programs

This is a list of opportunities providing novice interpreters support as they enter the field. The information was provided by the organizations administering the programs.  Click here to submit a program for inclusion in the directory.

If you are searching by location, we recommend searching for both national programs and those that operate specifically within your state. To find national programs, search on the word “national”. If you are looking for programs that operate in your specific state, enter the full state name or the two letter abbreviation (example: “Vermont” or “VT”). Some programs may be local, only providing opportunities within a given state.

Organization/Agency NameCATIE Center
Name of ProgramDive In Self-Directed Track
Description of the Program

Starting after October 1, 2022, the Dive In project at St. Catherine University provides a track of self-directed online modules for both Deaf and hearing interpreters as they work toward entering the interpreting profession. This program is open to anyone without application. More information coming soon.

Target Audience for Program
  • Novice Interpreters (Induction/Onboarding)
Deadlines for Application

Different modules will be offered each month. There are no deadlines for application.

Duration of the Program

The program will last 6 months and be re-offered.

Type of Interpreting
  • Other
Describe the "other" types of interpreting

This program focuses more on video remote interpreting than others, but its information can be applied to in person interpreting as well.

Link to information about
What is the geographic area of your program?National
Is there a fee for application, or for joining the program?No
Is there an opportunity for doing paid interpreting work in the program?No
Website for
Is mentoring available?No
Contact Person: NameDoug Bowen-Bailey
Contact Person: Phone #1(218) 310-7940
Contact Person: EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.