SFSD Internships Team (SIT) - Clinical Internship Program
Training Emerging Mental Health Professionals
The SFSD InternshipsTeam (SIT), formerly the Student Intervention Team, recruits, trains and supervises a yearly cohort of approximately 40-50 graduate-level clinical interns. These emerging mental health professionals provide individual and group school-based mental health support to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). They are Master’s or post-Master’s level graduate students in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Professional Clinical Counseling from prestigious universities nationwide. Interns have the opportunity to pursue research endeavors and can fulfill hours to earn a Pupil Personnel Service Credential. We also provided specialized placements in specific concentration areas each year. Many interns go on to utilize their training as SFUSD employees or within agencies that support SFUSD students and families upon completion of their internship.
For the most up to date information, including how to apply, please view our SIT Landing Page.
School-Based Mental Health Services
Serving PreK-12 Students and Families
Under the direct clinical supervision of SIT staff and in conjunction with site School Social Workers, interns counsel students experiencing emotional issues that impact learning. Counseling services include individual and group play and talk therapy. Interns serve students in general education and special education throughout the District.
Employee/Intern Consultation and Professional Development
Supporting SFUSD Staff
SIT offers clinical group supervision and case consultation along with case management assistance to all Student, Family, and Community Services Department employees and interns. SIT personnel provide weekly clinical supervision to employees seeking licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). SIT staff also provides professional development and staff training related to school-based mental health and supports the clinical orientation and support of incoming School Social Workers. SIT clinical supervisors also support other central teams such as communications, crisis response, professional development, and focal populations team to create systems and tools to support SFUSD staff.
This page was last updated on June 14, 2023