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Language Services Student Practicum

The Language Services Department at Children’s Mercy is recognized in the community as an exemplary training grounds for individuals who are interested in a career as a medical interpreter. Student practicum experiences are available in a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Student practicums are offered to students attending college in which current education agreements/contracts are established with Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Depending on the contract agreement, students may have the opportunity to shadow and gain interpreting experience under the guidance and supervision of a Senior Medical Interpreter (SMI). We are not able to accept students with other degree concentrations. If you are interested in learning more about student opportunities or shadowing experiences in the Language Services Department, please contact us at