Master of Social Work Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in Petaluma Health Center’s MSW Internship Program.

About our Internship Program

Petaluma Health Center’s MSW Internship Program is an evidence-based mentorship program specific to Masters of Social Work students seeking field experience in an integrated healthcare setting, working with individuals, families and groups in various clinical departments. Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience with rotations in Intake, Integrated Case Management, Recovery Services, Child & Youth Services, Psychiatry and Wellness.

PHC’s mentorship strategy includes:

  • Cohort-based didactic learning sessions specific to an integrated, interdisciplinary practice environment
  • Practicum integration with a performance and/or quality improvement focus to support applied learning
  • Structured 1:1 mentorship between mentor and mentee with mentors remaining constant across different rotations; 2nd year students who remain in field placement beyond the first academic year will have the opportunity to change mentors in Year 2
  • Group convenings of mentors and mentees for reflection and collaboration
  • Participation in communities of practice, learning communities, and trainings

Internship Information

  • Open to MSW students, 2nd year students preferred
  • Generous Stipend for interns
  • Flexible Hours
  • Internships run from August – May (some flexibility depending on your program requirements)
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

MSW Students Apply Here!

Someone will reach out to you within 2 weeks to discuss your inquiry. For questions, please email

About Petaluma Health Center

Petaluma Health Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to ensuring that all people, including medically underserved populations, have access to high-quality, patient-centered health care. PHC currently operates 10 sites and a mobile unit to provide comprehensive medical, dental and mental health services to approximately 39,500 patients (over 200,000 visits) per year in Sonoma County and West Marin.

PHC is widely recognized for our innovation and has been on the leading edge of team-based care since 2007, emphasizing overall wellness and the value of the patient/provider relationship. Recent recognitions include:

  • HRSA Health Center Quality Leader 2022 Award
  • HRSA Advancing HIT for Quality 2022 Award
  • HRSA COVID-19 Public Health Champion 2022 Award

Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to ensure access, and to provide high quality prevention-focused health care for the communities we serve. We aim to foster a healthy community where all individuals reach their highest potential for health and well-being.