Internships and Community Service
of the program is remarkable and speaks volumes about the caliber of students
and their accomplishments.We are proud of the many bridges that we have
built within our own community, with local agencies, and with international partners.
Mission in Guatemala (International Refuge)
February a medical mission is organized by Refuge International in San
Raymundo, Guatemala, where some 40 volunteers from around the US provide
medical care in this clinic. A practicum was set up by Viterbo to provide
hands-on experience for graduate nursing students as well as for a student in
the Community Interpreting Certificate. The Viterbo Community Interpreting
Certificate provides a scholarship to help the students in the program with the
cost of this experience.
that have attended:
o Ismelda Reyes, 2010
o Gregg Attleson, 2011
o Carla Townsend, 2012
Carla Townsend interpreting in the Post op room in San Raymundo
Professor/Assistant Dean Graduate
and Global Partners
July 2011, Viterbo University participated with the Global Partners medical
brigade going to Nicaragua. The people involved in this trip served as
interpreters for doctors and community workers while they performed health
assessments in Santa Celia, Nicaragua. One of the students in the program,
Sarah Kohler, and faculty member Maribel Bird participated in this experience.
Maribel Bird in Santa Celia, Nicaragua
Rachel A. Miller, MBA
Gundersen Lutheran Health System
Administrative Lead, Global Partners Nicaragua
at Mayo Healthcare Systems
Spring 2012, students in the program have had the opportunity to benefit from
the partnership between the Community Interpreting Certificate and Mayo Clinic
Health System in La Crosse. These students will be able to complete their
internships by working as medical interpreters. This internship is a direct
result of efforts made by two graduates of the certificate.
Mayo Clinic Health System
office phone (608) 392-7912
School District and Arcadia School District
in the program have served as interpreters in teacher/parent conferences in the
Arcadia and Sparta School Districts.
Sparta Public School
de Reunión in Sparta and St. Clair Mission
February of 2012, the Certificate in Community Interpreting established an
internship with Lugar de Reunión in Sparta, Wisconsin, providing
Spanish-language interpreting at the St. Claire Mission
Connie Haag, during her internship in St. Claire Clinic in Sparta, WI.
Health Mission Clinic of Monroe County Clinic Director
310 W Main
John's Episcopal Church
N. Water Street
Wisconsin Blood Drive
March 2012, students and faculty volunteered as interpreters in a Blood Drive
held in Arcadia.
Cassandra Tremain volunteered in Arcadia during the Blood Drive
414-937-6364 or toll-free 1-877-232-4376, ext. 6364
at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse
Spring 2012, students in the program have the opportunity to benefit from the
partnership between the Community Interpreting Certificate and Gundersen Lutheran
in La Crosse. These students will be able to complete their internships by working
as medical interpreters. Students in the Spanish major or the Interpreting
minor can also benefit from this partnership. These students have the
opportunity to shadow professional medical interpreters.
office phone (608) 775-3652