The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is America’s premier group of highly skilled language professionals who connect, share, and grow through networking, training, and testing opportunities. As a congressionally authorized program of the Department of Defense, the NLSC taps its members to support Federal Government partners through translation, interpretation, instruction, and cultural advising. NLSC assignments require a diverse membership–speakers of all languages are encouraged to apply.
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Qualifications of NLSC Membership
To become a NLSC member you need to meet all of the following requirements:
A U.S. citizen and 18 or older
Fluent in English and a foreign language
Male applicants must have registered for Selective Service
The NLSC desires members with the following skills and experience:
Translation and interpretation experience
Foreign language certifications
Academic qualifications in language and cultural studies
If you would like to apply to become an NLSC member, follow the steps outlined below and apply today. If you have questions on the application process, review over these FAQs.
Register NLSC Account See if you qualify to become an NLSC member
Upload Documents Provide your current resume and/or language test scores for best consideration
Complete NLSC Application & Global Skills Self-Assessment Tell us about yourself and your language skills
NLSC Reviews Submission and Emails Next Steps Application is validated and a Commitment Letter is emailed
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