We occasionally have opportunities for current ITP (Interpreter Training Program) students to observe qualified interpreters. In some cases we invite practicum students and recent graduates to gain some “hot seat” hours as interns. These opportunities are offered with the approval of all involved in the hope that the interpreters working with Heartsong Interpreting are able to mentor and offer feedback to the students. Many of us remember struggling to make it past the “bridging” period. We want to offer a guiding light and encouragement to keep going.