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 NameZP Better Together
Name of ProgramVIA (Video Interpreter Apprenticeship)
Description of the Program

The Video Interpreter Apprenticeship (VIA) is a paid apprenticeship program for applicants who did not pass the Purple/ZVRS hiring assessment by a narrow margin. It is a short-term, full-time, mentored program designed to improve interpreting skills in order to pass the hiring assessment and become a successful video interpreter (VI). Successful completion of the program results in employment with Purple/ZVRS as a VI with opportunities for community interpreting as well.

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

Rolling admissions.

Duration of the Program

Varies depending on progress.

Type of Interpreting
  • In person/onsite
  • Remote
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?Yes
Please describe the paid work that could be available.

The Apprenticeship is paid.

Website for
Is mentoring available?Yes
Contact Person: NameCarolyn Heffner
Contact Person: Phone #1(737) 263-4768
Contact Person: Phone #2(916) 580-9008
Contact Person: EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.