310-8th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607


ACMHS is a non-profit community based organization serving Asian Pacific Islanders communities in the East Bay.  The agency was founded in 1974 to provide culturally competent services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and family support. Our mission is to empower the most vulnerable members of our community to lead healthy, productive and contributing lives.

ACMHS operates out-patient mental health clinics in Oakland and San Leandro as well as a community mental health program in Richmond.  Our multi-disciplinary behavioral health treatment team is composed of psychiatrists, licensed professionals, Master level mental health clinicians and paraprofessionals.  We strive to provide recovery and resilience oriented mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, youth, adults and families who have emotional and behavioral challenges.  Our bilingual and bicultural staff provides a wide range of services ranging from community outreach and engagement, wellness psycho-education, stigma reduction, information and referrals, diagnostic screening, crisis stabilization, psychotherapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management, medication support services, and employment services.  Services are provided in the clinic, home, school and community settings.  The staff provides services in thirteen languages: Burmese, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Khmer, Khmuu, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Mien, Tagalog, Toisan, and Vietnamese.

ACMHS established the Training Program in 1997.  We accept enrolled Master Program second or third year students majoring in social work, counseling or psychology.



Hours/Week: 20-24

Min Duration: 12 months

Expected Client Contact Hours: 250 or more

1. Number of intern positions:     two to three *

2. Required Attendance:

a.  3-day orientation:           TBD  from 9 am to 4 pm

b. training & supervision:   Mondays, time TBD

4. Application Process:

Please mail letter of interest, resume and list of references

Training Program Supervisor

Asian Community Mental Health Services

310-8th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607

Or email the above documents to:

We will select a limited number of qualified applicants for interview in March and April 2015.

* Interns who can commit more hours per week, and longer duration will be given preference for acceptance into the internship program.