If you are 18 years of age, a United States citizen, fluent in English and any other
language(s), and have a desire to use your language(s) in the service of others,
you are eligible to become a NLSC Member!
The NLSC accepts speakers of any language. The languages needed at any given time
are defined by the agencies that request NLSC services.
Yes, the NLSC offers financial compensation but only when you accept and work on
an assignment to support a language need. You will be hired as a temporary federal
employee and paid an hourly stipend for time spent working on an assignment, plus
reimbursement for relevant travel expenses.
The NLSC does not offer full-time or part-time jobs. The NLSC responds
to federal agencies’ needs for language skills in emergencies or surge requirements.
For this reason, we do not maintain any postings or offer any job location services.
Once a federal agency identifies a need, NLSC Members are notified about the potential
assignment. Interested and available Members, then go through a
screening and selection process in order to find the best match for the assignment. Accordingly, it is important to keep your contact
The NLSC does not currently offer internships.
By enrolling in the NLSC, you are joining a national pool of on-call volunteers who are
willing to volunteer their language skills to serve the Federal Government
in times of need. In essence, you are saying “I’m here if you need my language skills.”
If an assignment comes up that matches your language and skills, we will contact you; however, the
decision to participate in the assignment is yours. You may decline any assignment, without penalty,
based upon your interest and availability.
At this time, the NLSC can only enroll individuals who are U.S. citizens. If you
are not a citizen and want to express interest in joining, please click
Membership is free.