Stonewall Project Clinical Internships


Please note: Recruitment for Stonewall Project clinical interns for the 2014–2015 academic year has ended. Recruitment for the 2015–2016 cohort year will begin in early January of 2015. Our internship program is described below. On occasion, we may accept advanced clinical interns outside the cohort who are seeking to finish hours of experience for state licensure or are seeking specialized training in harm reduction. To inquire about this, please contact Robert Holum, LMFT, at (415) 487-8067 or rholum (at) sfaf.org.


The Stonewall Project is seeking clinical interns for our counseling program dedicated to providing harm reduction–based substance use and mental health treatment to gay men, transmen who have sex with men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who have drug and/or alcohol issues.

Clinical interns at the Stonewall Project will receive:

  • Experience providing individual and co-facilitated group therapy using harm reduction, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and relational approaches
  • Experience providing prevention and health education regarding HIV, sexually transmitted infections and safer sex
  • Individual and group supervision with experienced LMFT and LCSW clinicians
  • Weekly didactic training and related activities addressing current clinical and scientific issues relevant to integrated substance use, mental health, and HIV counseling within the G/MSM community

The internship is 20 hours per week, and a one-year commitment is required. We accept applications from students enrolled in master’s programs in counseling, psychology, or social work (MA, MS, MSW, MEd), post-master’s MFT Interns and ASWs, and alcohol and drug counselors seeking California certification. Prior experience with harm reduction approaches, substance use counseling, or working with the LGBTQI community desired. Candidates of color, Spanish-speaking bilingual/bicultural candidates, HIV-positive candidates, and candidates successfully using harm reduction or 12-step principles in their own lives are especially encouraged to apply. Our program hours are 11:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Friday.

If you have questions about the Stonewall Clinical Internship Program or about the application process, please contact Robert Holum, LMFT, Clinical Intern Training Coordinator, at (415) 487-8067 or at rholum (at) sfaf.org.


About the Stonewall Project:
The Stonewall Project Provides a full range of counseling services that integrate substance use, mental health, and HIV from a participant-centered perspective. Anyone is welcome in our treatment program, regardless of the status of their drug use, regardless of their primary concerns or goals.

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