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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

Clinical Director


412-441-9786 ext. 223