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534. Using Your Language Proficiency and Cultural Expertise in a Federal Government Career

Saturday, 5 January, 1:30–3:30 p.m., 210, Hynes

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research

Presiding: Erik Pohlmann, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speakers: Joyce Baker, National Lang. Service Corps; Richard Donovan, Defense Lang. Inst.; Jessica Huber, National Virtual Translation Center; Julie Johnson, United States Dept. of State; Patrice Shackleford, National Security Agency; Peter Sursi, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Session Description:

This workshop will provide an overview of various federal careers that use skills in languages and cultural expertise—translator, interpreter, instructor, intelligence analyst, language analyst, foreign language program manager, foreign service officer, and law enforcement officer.


  • The Profession – General

  • The Profession – Foreign Languages

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