Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

Appointments & Questions:

412-441-9786

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

Internships at Persad

PERSAD CENTER is committed to the educational training and development of competent counseling professionals. We seek to develop future professionals who are capable and skilled in working with the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities.

PERSAD WILL SOON BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS WHICH BEGIN IN JULY 2019.

PERSAD CENTER offers a limited number of internships each year for Masters level candidates who are enrolled in professional counseling graduate programs. We prefer candidates who have previous human service-related experience and who also desire to serve the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities. Our internship program focuses on developing clinical competence in general mental health treatment as well as competence in working with LGBTQ populations. The internship program offers numerous training opportunities, weekly supervision, and a supportive environment in which to learn and grow.  

An internship at PERSAD CENTER also requires significant investment both in terms of time and commitment to our mission. The internship program runs from July to April and requires a 10 month commitment. Each intern is expected to:

  • Dedicate 20 hours a week; 12 of those hours are in direct contact with clients
  • Work at least one evening per week
  • Attend clinical staff meetings, group and individual supervision, and trainings
  • Be responsible for after-hour, on call/crisis phone responsibilities

Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2019. Deadline to apply for an internship is February 28, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Group and/or individual interviews will be held shortly thereafter. To apply, please send an updated resume/CV, a cover letter explaining the reason why you are applying for an internship at PERSAD and two letters of reference to Rachael Goss: rgoss@persadcenter.org. If you have any questions concerning PERSAD’s Internship Program, please contact Rachael Goss at 412-441-9786 ext. 217. 


JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE TO LEARN MORE

                 

                       JANUARY 19, 2019 • 10am - 12pm

At the open house you will learn about:

  • Persad Center history
  • Firsthand experience of current Interns
  • Logistical information and internship requirements
  • How to apply for an internship slot