Counseling and Mental Health Trainee Intern

Bay Area, CA
Entry Level

Envision Education seeks Counseling and Mental Health Trainees and Interns to work with other mental health professionals and educators in providing a diverse population of students mental health services at the primary and secondary tier of intervention (i.e., primary and secondary pre-referral consultation or drop-ins and counseling). 

The Position

Under supervision of a licensed clinician, the trainee will provide individual, parent support and group counseling to students in grades 6-12. Trainees will be a part of a comprehensive mental health team that will collaborate and support each other while providing mental health interventions for students with social and emotional challenges, either in an individual session or group setting. Will be responsible for parent and student intakes as well as possible observations and reviewing school records to formulate treatment plans. Will collaborate with the mental health team to identify and create counseling groups or curriculum to implement and support the different needs on campuses. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with parents, staff, and teachers as needed while maintaining confidentiality

Trainees gain direct experience offering an eclectic set of clinical skills which facilitates their own professional growth while simultaneously allowing the network to advance its system-wide mental health initiatives. 

  • Trainees work up to two days per week and carry a caseload of up to 5 students.
  • Interns work up to 5 days per week and carry a caseload of up to 18 students. 

In-service training is presented on a wide range of topics targeting a vast array of therapist skills such as progress monitoring, note-taking, and consultation, along with various therapeutic approaches such as CBT and DBT for individuals and groups.

Who We Are

Our mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. Envision Education currently operates three small campuses in San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward, as well as a national educational consulting firm called Envision Learning Partners. Envision Education has made an explicit commitment to becoming an exemplar network of schools with an instructional and cultural vision rooted in an anti-racist and pro-Black framework. The following represents Envision Schools’ vision for 21st-century skills, character traits, and cognitive and social-emotional skills that learners need for success in college, career, and life.

  • Knowledge and Love of Self and Land
  • Collectivism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Determination
  • Criticality
  • Leadership

Who You Are

  • You are equity-focused. You are unapologetic about your deeply held belief that all children can achieve. You believe that anti-racist and pro-Black practices and frameworks are essential to change the status quo for all students.
  • You are collaborative. You make decisions in partnership with others, focused on what is best for the students.
  • You are invested in our core values. You hold high expectations for the entire school community. You examine your own biases in your pursuit of equity for all.


  • Trainees must possess a BA/BS degree and be currently enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Interns must possess a MA/MS degree in counseling, psychology or therapy and be working towards licensure.
  • Letter of Introduction 
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Ability to commute to our campuses 

Application and Contact

  • You may apply by submitting your information through the form on this page - OR - you may submit your letter of introduction, letter of recommendation and resume to our Sr. Director of Student Services at [email protected]

This position is onsite at one of our 3 campuses located in San Francisco, Hayward, and Oakland.



  • Trainees and Interns are provided with licensed supervision
  • Counseling Interns are provided with a yearly stipend of up to $10,000 based on hours.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision Education recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.


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