Horsham, PA (September 2023) – Language Services Associates, Inc. (LSA), a leading language interpretation and translation service provider, is thrilled to announce that Tuana Helvacioglu is the winner of the 2023 LSA Academic Honors Internship.
The LSA Academic Honors Internship is awarded to a high school student who shows great academic achievement, combined with a passion for languages and using them to help people. It also provides an opportunity for the student to gain real world work experience working with a professional language service provider. The internship is hosted in a state-of-the-art remote work environment and requires school and parental approval to participate.
Tuana is a rising Junior honors student at Moorestown High School in New Jersey. During the internship she spent the summer working on projects with LSA’s Client Experience, Contracts, Compliance, and Credentialing teams while learning about LSA’s many service lines and operations.
“At LSA, I spent time learning about all of LSA’s operations and focus on individuals with limited English proficiency. I shadowed the Client Experience division, learning the fundamentals of Contracting and Compliance. I also made a project plan that LSA will implement after I am back at school,” said Tuana of her time as an intern. “I was not only able to gain experience in professional corporate America and learn the inner workings of LSA, but I was able to apply my language skills to projects that helped LSA, their clients, and the LEP communities they serve. I learned a great many things that I can utilize throughout not only my career as a student, but for the rest of my life.”
Tuana, who is fluent in both English and Turkish and has taken classes in Mandarin and Spanish, worked closely with LSA’s staff on several projects, learning to use many of LSA’s essential programs.
“Tuana is an incredibly bright student with a promising future, and we are thrilled that she was our 2023 LSA Academic Honors Intern,” said Scott Cooper, President of LSA. “At its core, the LSA Academic Honors Internship is a way for LSA to give back to the community by offering aspiring students, who have a passion for language, opportunities to learn about how we deliver interpretation services to customers and patients throughout the country.”
LSA’s Academic Honors Internship is offered during the summer for high students who have a strong interest in language and want to gain valuable work experience, looking for a career path in the language industry, and developing skills that will be useful to them in their professional endeavors.
“LSA employees have so much pride in what they do. It has made me feel so proud to be able to be a part of a company like this that strives for, and achieves, their main goal – which is to help people” Helvacioglu said of her experience at LSA.
LSA will open applications for the 2024 Academic Honors Internship next Spring. If you would like to be on the early notification list, please submit an application form here or check the website for more details.
If you have any other inquiries about the LSA’s Academic Honors Internship Program, please email HR@lsa.inc
Language Services Associates, Inc. (LSA) offers a full suite of language interpretation solutions to help optimize the experience of limited English proficient patients and customers. Providing native language support improves the efficiency and productivity of staff, raises customer satisfaction levels, and builds loyalty. For thousands of clients worldwide, in more than 230 languages, LSA provides a competitive differentiator in the healthcare, government, financial & banking, insurance, entertainment, hospitality, and manufacturing industries.