Apprenticeships and Internships at Alternative Family Services (AFS)

Unlock Your Potential: Intern or Apprentice with AFS

At Alternative Family Services (AFS), we don’t just offer internships and apprenticeships; we provide a transformative journey. Joining AFS as an intern or apprentice means you're a vital part of our team from day one. Here, your journey is supported by comprehensive tools and resources designed to ensure your success and foster your professional growth.

Why Choose AFS?

  • Integration and Support: You'll fully integrate into our team and benefit from the essential tools and guidance to thrive in your role.
  • Learning and Development: AFS champions continuous learning and offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth during and beyond your program.
  • Partnerships and Requirements: We collaborate closely with academic institutions to align with your program’s requirements, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience that includes necessary supervision, training, and hands-on practice.
  • Training and Supervision: Expect to engage in initial and ongoing training programs tailored to foster professional development. Benefit from weekly personalized and group supervision sessions that nurture your skills and knowledge.

Making a Difference

  • Community-Based Services: AFS is committed to making a tangible impact through various community-based services to support vulnerable and under-served children and their families.
  • Career Pathways: Many of our internships evolve into full-time employment opportunities, opening the door to a rewarding career dedicated to making a difference.

 Explore Our Opportunities

  • Diverse Internships: Our internships cater to a range of academic pursuits, primarily focusing on students from undergraduate or graduate programs in psychology, social work, and counseling (e.g., BSW, MFT Trainees, MSW student interns). Opportunities vary by location and program needs.
  • Innovative Apprenticeships: In collaboration with Chabot Las Positas and STRIVE, we offer apprenticeships for students currently enrolled in their programs, fostering hands-on learning and skill development.

Our Academic Partnerships

We are proud to partner with prestigious institutions, including:

  • University of Pacific
  • Chabot Las Positas Community College
  • STRIVE Educational Institution
  • San Francisco State University
  • Florida State University

We are always exploring new partnerships to enhance our programs.

Get in Touch

Are you ready to take the first step towards an impactful and fulfilling journey with AFS? Complete the below form and submit your resume and we contact you to share information about AFS’ internship opportunities. You may also reach us at