English to Portuguese Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Positions



ETIV do Brasil currently has Volunteer or internship positions available translating and interpreting from English into Portuguese and vice versa. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands on experience working with an international development NGO that is located on the coast of Southern Bahia, in the beautiful surfing and fishing town of Itacare.

Volunteers that are interested in a virtual position, will only be involved in translation work and are only required to work at least 5 hours a week. In addition, virtual volunteers will have flexible schedules and will be able to volunteer or intern with the NGO completely free of charge. Please go to our website for more information about our NGO, our local community projects and all the opportunities we offer volunteers and interns.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Translate and/or interpret from English to Portuguese and vice versa
  • Strong cultural awareness


  • In country volunteers must work at least 20 hours per week
  • Virtual volunteers must contribute at least 5 hours per week
  • Advanced to Native Portuguese and English
  • Minimum 1 month time commitment


Prior to arrival, volunteers and interns receive ongoing support, our Pre-Departure PowerPoint a Skype interview and Portuguese audio lessons. We also organize taxi pickups, housing, project placement and Portuguese lessons with our local instructor. All volunteers and interns will also receive an Introduction to the NGO, a tour of Itacaré, life insurance, project training and ongoing support and supervision during their volunteer time or internship with the NGO. All volunteers and interns will receive excellent references from the NGO for quality work completed with us.

Most interns can receive university credit while interning with us and some are even able to receive a University stipend or grant to help cover their expenses. We offer ongoing supervision for interns and can complete all university documents and evaluations as deemed necessary. Interns can also earn credit by completing a remote/virtual internship with us completely free of charge.

Low income volunteers and interns that are willing and able to dedicate at least 5-months (preferably 6) to the project may apply for a grant with the NGO to have their volunteer contribution waived. However, everyone is responsible for covering their own food, travel, accommodation and personal expenses and everyone must pay the $67 admin fee that covers all legal documentation.

These positions are perfect for someone seeking a meaningful internship experience in a stunning location with a thriving Afro-Brazilian culture. Itacaré is unique place where the Rainforest meets the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, jungles, waterfalls and wildlife abound.

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