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Stonewall Clinical Internships

Every year, we provide clinical education and training to seven to eight clinical interns at the Stonewall Project, our counseling program dedicated to providing harm reduction–based substance use and mental health treatment to gay, bi and trans men who have sex with men (MSM) who are interested in addressing their drug or alcohol use.

The internship requires 20 hours per week, and a one-year commitment is required. We accept candidates from students enrolled in master’s programs in counseling, psychology, or social work (MA, MS, MSW, MEd); post-master’s Associate MFTs, Associate PCCs, and ASWs; and alcohol and drug counselors seeking California certification.

CLINICAL INTERNS RECEIVE:

  • Experience providing individual counseling, group counseling, walk-in counseling, and prevention and health education using harm reduction, cognitive-behavioral and relational approaches
  • Individual and group supervision with knowledgeable, supportive LMFT and LCSW clinicians
  • Monthly didactic and experiential training in motivational interviewing techniques
  • 5 to 7 interactive training sessions on diversity, inclusion and cultural humility, focusing on the specific communities we serve
  • Additional training sessions addressing important substance use, mental health, and HIV counseling topics within gay, bi and trans MSM communities

HOW TO APPLY

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Apply by February 29, 2020.


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“I am honored to have been a part of the clinical internship program, and to learn from hands-on experience with incredible clients and talented clinicians who have helped me develop into a better counselor, and a better person.”
Emily Stonewall Intern, Cohort of 2015/2016

WHAT EXPERIENCE IS RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED?

Prior experience with harm reduction approaches, 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/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 AND WHERE DO CLINICAL INTERNS WORK?

Our program hours are 11:30 am–8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am–5:00 pm Friday. Our primary service location is at 1035 Market Street in San Francisco. Services are also provided at Strut, our health and wellness center at 470 Castro Street in San Francisco.

WHEN DO I APPLY?

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Apply by February 29, 2020. Apply now.

WHAT 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 two letters of reference. You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.

“Working with an amazing team of harm reduction specialists has been inspiring and instrumental in my commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive individual, client-centered treatment.”
Erik Stonewall Intern, Cohort of 2015/2016

2019-2020 Stonewall Interns

Meet Our Director

Robert Holum, LMFT

Director, Clinical Internship Training Program, Stonewall Project

Pronouns: He/him/his
415-487-8067
rholum@sfaf.org
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Pronouns: He/him/his
415-487-8067 rholum@sfaf.org

Robert Holum, LMFT

Director, Clinical Internship Training Program, Stonewall Project

Robert Holum, LMFT, has been the director of the Stonewall Project clinical internship program since 2013. A graduate of New College of California and a licensed marriage and family therapist since 2004, Robert has worked as a clinical supervisor for the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation in San Francisco and the Pacific Center in Berkeley. He has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor for the University of San Francisco’s master’s program in counseling psychology, and a research counselor for the UCSF Alliance Health Project’s RED+ Study. Robert maintained a private practice for 10 years, providing psychotherapy and consultation with a specialization in HIV behavioral health.

Robert is currently a member of the Community Advisory Board of City College of San Francisco’s Addiction and Recovery Studies program. He has served as an evaluator for the MFT Consortium of California’s Educational Stipend Program, which encourages graduate students from underserved communities to embark on careers in public behavioral health.

Robert is passionate about clinical education as a tool to help aspiring counselors find their unique voices and bring out the best in themselves.

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