Mental Health Internships
Graduate students can gain clinical experience by training with Berkeley Mental Health.
Berkeley Mental Health provides community mental health services for City of Berkeley, and is funded predominantly by the State of California and the City of Berkeley. Clients served reflect the rich multicultural diversity of the community.
Trainees and interns with Berkeley Mental Health will gain a wealth of experience on our clinical services teams: either the Mobile Crisis Team or Berkeley High School Mental Health Team. Trainees will obtain a quality learning opportunity in the areas of case management, community outreach, crisis support, and psychotherapy for individuals and families.
In addition, interns will learn the complex system of California Medi-Cal industry standard documentation requirements, high quality treatment planning, electronic record keeping, and community responsive skills and tools. Interns will learn how to deliver relevant clinical services and necessary skills to successfully navigate a dynamic community mental health system of care. In addition, the trainees/interns will develop relationships with professional seasoned clinical staff, and much more.
Our recruitment period typically opens in January and ends in April. Our internships are offered during the academic calendar year and we do not offer summer placements.
Berkeley Mental Health offers clinical training in two areas:
- Mobile Crisis and Crisis Assessment Triage (CAT) Team.
- Family, Youth, and Children’s Services Program
Learn more about internships with these two programs below:
Interning with the Mobile Crisis and Crisis Assessment Triage Team
- Begins in September and ends in May or June
- Based out of the Adult Mental Health Clinic, the team also provides services in the community
Adult Services Program (ASP) interns will experience training while providing services in the clinic, as well as in a variety of community settings, including homes, shelters, and the streets.
Interning with the Family, Youth, and Children’s Services Program
- Begins in August and ends in early June
- Located at the Berkeley High School Health Center
Family, Youth, and Children’s Services (FYC) interns will gain experience while providing services in the Health Center located on the large Berkeley High School campus.