Stonewall Clinical Internships

Applications are currently closed. We begin accepting applications in January each year on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. If you have any questions, please contact our director.

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.


  • 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


We are now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Apply by February 29, 2024.

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“The professional culture created by the Stonewall leaders and line staff is kind, highly competent and fosters professional curiosity and growth among the interns. Everyone at Stonewall genuinely wants the interns to succeed and they have designed a very thoughtful and well organized traineeship program. The interns are part of the treatment team from day one without the work being overwhelming as they learn how to be a clinician. I am very grateful for this experience.”
Julie Stonewall Intern, 2021-22 Cohort


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.


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.


We begin accepting applications in January each year on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.


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.

“Stonewall’s Internship program has been nothing short of amazing. The dedication of the other interns, the staff, and the directors was very motivating. It is rare in this field to find such a high level of support and independence that allows you to grow so much professionally. We have great trainings on motivational interviewing techniques that have helped my clinical skills grow. I wouldn’t be the same person without my experience at Stonewall and I would say that it has been the highlight of my graduate experience. The individual and group supervision were my favorite!”
Rio Stonewall Intern, 2021-22 Cohort

2023-24 Stonewall Interns

Meet Our Director

Robert Holum, LMFT

Director, Clinical Internship Training Program, Stonewall Project

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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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