About University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project

The University of California at San Francisco's AIDS Health Project began in 1984 to provide Bay Area AIDS patients with free psychological support services. Since then, the project has grown to offer counseling to people at risk of infection and caregivers for those afflicted, as well as crisis intervention for those diagnosed with HIV. The program focuses on caring for clients and their families as well as educating the public.

Internships are offered in HIV counseling and testing, research, training, development and client services. Tasks vary depending on the type of internship, but can include scheduling patients for HIV tests, assisting in daily research study activities, data entry, clerical duties, fundraising events or even participation in interactive training for the public. Most UCSF AIDS Health Project interns are likely to have far more contact with clients than with test tubes, and individuals who study humanities (history, art, literature) are encouraged to apply.


Open to seniors pursuing a bachelor's degree, recent grads and grad students. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Applicants must be sensitive to HIV/AIDS issues and cultural diversity. Familiarity with PCs and Macs is preferred.

University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project

  • Carol Music, Staffing Coordinator
  • University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project
  • UCSF AIDS Health Project
  • Box 0884
  • San Francisco, CA 94143
  • Phone: (415) 476-3890


  • Number of Interns: Less than 10
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Stipend
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Los Angeles, CA