The SFUSD Internship Program began in 1999 with a handful of MSW and MFT interns and has grown to accommodate upwards of 75 interns each year. The program is specifically designed for graduate students in Social Work, Counseling or School Counseling who are pursuing their MSW or MFT licenses and/or Pupil Personnel Services Credential. It is also a program where Post-Masters MFT interns can accrue child and family hours. Many interns are hired as SFUSD employees upon completion of their internship.
In all of our internship settings, interns provide individual and group counseling to identified students. Interns are also provided valuable research opportunities as part of their training. Individual and group supervision is of the highest quality and training on clinical and systemic issues occurs on a regular basis.
Internship opportunities are available within several different school district programs. Please take a look at the various program options to decide which program is the right fit for you! Application procedures for the programs vary, so be sure to contact the program you are interested in for application details.
- Foster Youth Services (MSW): Foster Youth Services provides internship possibilities for MSW and first-year Title IV-E interns, as well as supervision for those pursuing a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in Social Work or Child Welfare & Attendance. Stipends available.
- School Counseling (PPSC Counseling): The School Counseling department provides tailored internships for individuals who are pursuing a Master’s in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling
- Student Intervention Team (MSW, MFT & MFTI): SIT offers clinical internships for MSW interns, MFT trainees, and MFT interns. Group and individual supervision hours are offered for MFTs as well as those pursuing a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Social Work, School Psychology or Child Welfare & Attendance
For more information (pdf) on the different types of Pupil Personnel Services Credentials, please click here.