Sexual Health Clinical Training

Receive hands-on, comprehensive training on how to deliver sexual health and social support services for our queer and trans communities.

Internship details

The spring cohort will begin on May 1, 2024.

Admission requires a six-month commitment, with 3–4 shifts per week and a total of 8–16 hours per week for the duration of the program. Scheduling is flexible, however some weekday/daytime availability is required.

This is a paid opportunity. Interns will be paid $24 per hour.

Benefits & skills

  • Train as an HIV, HEP-C, and STI test counselor with certification from the Department of Public Health
  • Get hands-on experience delivering client-centered care—including group facilitation, outreach, event coordination, client intake, harm reduction counseling and health navigation
  • Learn about evidence-based behavioral and sexual health programs and services serving communities affected by HIV
  • Get experience in programs that address health disparities in the queer African American, Latinx and Trans and Gender Non-Conforming communities
  • Find mentorship and flexible learning opportunities based on individual interests
  • Receive resume-building experience and letters of recommendation (with discretion from the intern supervisors)
  • Learn about harm reduction, test counseling, community organizing to address health disparities, community-centered clinical administration, nonprofit management and programming


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be available to work 8 to 16 hours per week
  • Must be available for at least three to four shifts every week


We are currently accepting applications for the spring cohort through April 2, 2024.

There are a limited number of positions available.

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about working with the LGBTQI community, are committed to harm reduction, speak Spanish or are bilingual/bicultural. People who are trans and non-binary, candidates of color, people with disabilities, vets and people living with HIV are especially encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV, people with disabilities, LGBTQ community members, women, and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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Training Program FAQs

What experience is recommended or required?

Prior experience with harm reduction, substance use counseling, or working with the LGBTQI community desired (but not required). We welcome people of all gender identities and cultural backgrounds to apply. Candidates of color, Spanish-speaking bilingual and bicultural candidates, HIV-positive candidates, and candidates successfully using harm reduction or 12-step principles in their own lives are especially encouraged to apply.

When do I apply?

We are currently accepting applications for the spring cohort through April 2, 2024.

What materials do I need to apply?

You will be asked to fill out an online application with some basic information. You will also upload your résumé, cover letter and any additional documents you would like to include. You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.

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