The Stonewall Project is seeking clinical interns for our counseling program. We provide harm reduction–based treatment that integrates substance use, mental health, and sexual health education. Our services center queer, gay, bisexual, and same-gender-loving men; masculine-identified trans and nonbinary folks; and other men who have sex with men.

Clinical interns at the Stonewall Project will receive:
  • Experience providing individual counseling, group counseling, walk-in counseling, and prevention and health education using harm reduction, cognitive-behavioral, and relational approaches
  • Exposure to contingency management, syringe access services, and other low-threshold interventions supporting our most vulnerable participants
  • Individual and group supervision with knowledgeable, supportive LMFT, LCSW, and LPCC clinicians
  • Monthly didactic and experiential training in motivational interviewing techniques
  • 5–7 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 the communities we serve


Our 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 Associate MFTs, Associate PCCs, 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 (but not required). We encourage applications from candidates of any gender identity who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color; who speak Spanish; who are living with HIV; or who use harm reduction or 12-step principles successfully in their own lives.

This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.


Skill in operating office equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system. Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this internship. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position is primarily located at 940 Howard Street, San Francisco; however, it may require traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings as required by the internship.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.


The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

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


To apply, please complete the form below and upload a resume and cover letter. Two letters of reference are also required, and you may upload one or both of these with your application. (Otherwise, we will ask for your letters of reference at a later time.)

Applications should be submitted by February 29, 2024 for priority consideration. Applications submitted after February 29 will be considered on a rolling basis until all internships are filled.

Internships at SFAF follow the Department of Labor’s internship programs standards.

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