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 educational training and development of competent counseling professionals. We seek to develop future professionals who are capable and skilled in working with the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities.
Persad will be accepting candidates for internships in Fall of 2023. Check this page for future developments.
Persad Center offers a limited number of internships each year for Masters level candidates who are enrolled in professional counseling 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 numerous training opportunities, weekly supervision, and a supportive environment in which to learn and grow.
An internship at Persad Center also requires significant investment both in terms of time and commitment to our mission. The internship program runs from July to April and requires a 10 month commitment. Each intern is expected to:
Dedicate 20 hours a week; 12 of those hours are 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
Questions about internships at Persad Center can be directed to our Clinical Director at 412-441-9786 x 223
412-441-9786 ext. 223