Volunteer Positions:

Clinical Social Work Intern

LocationMultiple locations possible
Contact Sonja Fitz
Director of Development & Marketing
Phone510-649-1930 x 1008
AgesAll Ages


Social work, mental health, or related course of study.

BOSS is looking for clinical interns who can help provide quality trauma-informed care to our target population – homeless, mentally or developmentally disabled, formerly incarcerated, impacted by domestic or community violence and trauma.

LOCATION: There is more than one possible location, located in Berkeley, Oakland, and Hayward.

HOURS: Hours will be flexible per the intern’s schedule and program hours.

SUPERVISION: Clinical interns will be supervised by a licensed Clinical Coordinator in BOSS, Ed Buchanan (LMFT #97677). Here is his statement:

“In BOSS, I coordinate programs, provide mental health/clinical support to the residents, and organize groups/community meetings for the residents. I’ve been working as a mental health provider for nearly fourteen years now and I have an array and vast experience working with disfranchised and under-represented communities.

I believe that clinical supervision should be collaborative, fun, authentic, riveting, enlightening, inspirational, as well as a quality learning experience for the candidate (supervisee). The supervisory relationship should encompass both a learning and growing experience as well as one in which clinical modalities/theories are discussed, counter-transference, and how to provide the most optimal care for the clients whom are being served. Supervision should also enhance the supervisee’s knowledge of the ethics and laws of his or her clinical profession.

I will provide a dyadic supervision experience in which the supervisee will feel better equipped to work with his or her clients, more confident to face the rigors and challenges of their day to days tasks as providers and more importantly with their clients as well as positively reinforced for their efforts as a provider.

I will work hands on at times with the supervisee to help he or she build their clinical skills. However, the bulk of supervision will be in person one on one discussions of the clinical care that’s being provided to the clients as well as clinical groups if indicated.  I will complete in a timely fashion BBS documents and other ancillary paperwork needed for the candidates to demonstrate to the board (BBS) their required documents to be eligible for licensure. I will also help the candidate prepare for licensure exams.”

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Sonja Fitz, sfitz@self-sufficiency.org