Mentor Counselor/Site Supervisors

SFUSD School Counseling Internship Program

SFUSD's Student Family Services Division  partners with universities and site based programs to support the growth and development of rising school counselors pursuing PPS (Pupil Personnel Services) credential. As part of the PPS credentialing requirement, school counseling interns work alongside experienced site-based school counselors with a commitment to serve for 1 academic school year. The Office of Counseling and Postsecondary coordinates this process by screening intern candidates. This includes:

  • an info/interview session
  • checking references
  • providing professional development.

Once candidates have attended the info/interview session and have had their references checked, CPSS connects them to school sites for interviews and they engage in a reciprocal matching process.

For site based counselors who volunteer to serve as mentors, we provide a workshop covering:

  • requirements
  • the placement process
  • supervision best practices

to ensure that optimal learning environments are created for school counseling interns. Mentor counselors must attend a Mentor PLC. Additionally, it is a requirement for both interns and mentors to attend a Fall Intern/Mentor Workshop which is a space for collaboration and networking.


For more information on how to become a Mentor Counselor/Site Supervisor to a school counseling intern in SFUSD, please contact Ling Busche at

This page was last updated on February 7, 2024