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Intern with Jewish Family Service

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 and training 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 internship positions fill up quickly with many of our applicants directly referred from academic institutions. Additionally, our non-clinical internships are seasonal.

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 our older adults live in a safe, active, and healthy environment while maintaining their independence. Internship roles include programmatic and administrative support.


Counseling & Case Management Clinical Internships

Clinical internships are designed for graduate-level students in the social work and psychology fields who are earning advanced degrees. 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.
Please note that Jewish Family Service does not have capacity to onboard MFTs or students seeking a practicum.

Geriatric Care Management Internships

This home-based care management program serves older adults, assisting and aiding our clients to age in place or help 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 interns are encouraged to apply through their schools before soliciting placement with JFS. Please note that many internships are filled by early summer. For any questions or concerns, please contact Volunteer Engagement at [email protected] or (858) 637-3050, indicating the department of interest and providing your resume and cover letter.

To apply, please provide your resume and specify your school’s internship requirements, including:

  • start and end dates
  • number of hours per week
  • extended school breaks
  • and if applicable, supervision requirements, such as format allowed, (individual, group, or both), who can supervise (MSW, must be licensed, etc), and how many hours per week you need supervision

Current Internships

Master of Social Work Internship

Posted on March 25, 2020

Jewish Family Service seek a dynamic, highly motivated and compassionate individual to work with clients seeking case management services. Depending on preference and availability, interns may be able to assist with breast cancer clients and/or individuals experiencing distress of domestic violence. The Social Work Intern will assess clients needs, and may support ongoing group psychotherapy. Interns will receive in-depth training on assessment, treatment planning and intervention. Interns will receive individual weekly supervision.

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Internship