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Intern at Jewish Family Service

JFS is proud to be the training ground for academic, clinical, and non-clinical interns.

Known as one of the premier placement sites for social work and counseling interns, JFS takes pride in hosting, training, and benefiting from dedicated interns across the region. JFS is a great place to apply newly acquired knowledge, gain valuable experience, and make a meaningful impact in our community. Please consider joining our intern team.

Please note that clinical interns fill up quickly and many applicants are referred directly from academic institutions. Our non-clinical internships are seasonal.

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Aging & Wellness Services Internships
The Aging & Wellness Division supports programs geared to support older adults in Social & Wellness Centers, Nutrition Services, Fix-It and On the Go. Interns work within these programs to ensure that older adults live in a safe, active, and healthy environment. Our programs allow older adults maintain their independence throughout their aging process. Internship roles include programmatic and administrative support. 

Counseling Services Clinical Internships
Clinical internships are designed for master’s and bachelor’s level students in the fields of social work and psychology who are earning advanced degrees or hours towards licensure. Clinical interns assist JFS clients with counseling, case management, and more. These counselors work under the close supervision of a licensed therapist or social worker.

Geriatric Care Management Internships
This home-based care management program for older adults assists and aids older adults to age in place or helps find appropriate living arrangements. JFS works with older adults and their families to develop a detailed plan of care, including recommendations and referrals. Internships include roles such as case aides and programmatic support.

Parenting & Youth Services Internships
Parenting and Youth Services strive to ensure that San Diego families are connected to positive parent education, mentorship and support for family life issues at all ages and stages. Whether you’re a new parent, a single parent or a parent of an adolescent, our programs are designed to strengthen you, your family and the community. Internships include roles such as Child Activity Helpers, programmatic and administrative support.

All academic internships are encourage to apply within their schools. Many internships are filled by early summer time. For any questions or concerns, please contact Volunteer Engagement at chrissyc@jfssd.org or (858) 637-3050 stating your department of interest and providing your resume and cover letter.

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