WHO WE ARE
CAREERS - INTERNSHIPS
Come work with one of the country's pioneering human service agencies and be a part of one of the best trained and most experienced staffs in the field. Help make a difference in the lives of the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities while working in a comfortable and affirming office environment where you can truly feel free to be yourself.
Persad Center is committed to the education and development of students interested in becoming professional therapists. We seek to develop future professionals clinicians who are capable and interested in working with the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities.
Persad is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year!
Persad Center offers a limited number of internships each year for Masters level candidates who are enrolled in professional counseling and MSW clinical/mental health graduate programs. We prefer candidates who have previous human service-related experience and who also desire to serve the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities. Our internship program focuses on developing clinical competence in general mental health treatment as well as competence in working with LGBTQ+ populations. The internship program offers a comprehensive and supportive learning environment for students to grow. Students will gain experience through direct practice work with individuals, groups, families, and couples, weekly supervision (group and individual), case management, policy and advocacy training, regular case consultation, research development, and more.
An internship at Persad Center also requires significant investment in time and commitment to our mission. The internship program runs from August to April and requires an 8 month commitment. Each intern is expected to:
Dedicate 20-25 hours a week; a minimum of 12 hours in direct contact with clients
Work at least one evening per week
Attend clinical staff meetings, group and individual supervision, and trainings
Be responsible for after-hour, on call/crisis phone responsibilities
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:
Keith Gray, LCSW, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted between January 2 and March 31, 2023.
412-441-9786 ext. 223