“The Mental Health Career Program has opened the doors to incredible people and an empowering community. It has given me hope that I can get through this journey of career licensing.” — Julio Cesar Zamarripa, Mental Health Career Program Participant

Immigrants Rising’s Career Development Program will provide undocumented professionals in California with the career-specific hands-on training, professional development, and mentoring they need to launch their careers.

Mental Health Career Program

Receive supervision, training, and mentorship from licensed therapists and gain hours towards your licensure in California while providing pro-bono mental health services to undocumented individuals.

Program Benefits

  • Direct career experience
  • Accumulate supervision clinical hours
  • Mentorship and supervision from a licensed therapist
  • Professional and leadership development training
  • Connection to Immigrants Rising’s network of professionals
  • Stipend to support participation in the program

General Requirements

  • Have completed a master’s degree in one of the following:
    • Social Work
    • Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health field
    • Counseling
  • Have one of the following unexpired associate registrations in California:
  • Foreign-born
  • No permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • For first year participants, commitment to spending approximately 15 hours/week at host site from August through June 2023
  • For second year participants, commitment to spending approximately 20 hours/week at host site from August through June 2023
  • Committed to attending monthly half-day professional development trainings hosted by Immigrants Rising

Watch the Informational Webinar from Thursday, July 7, 2022
Read the Program Description & FAQ
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The application cycle for 2022 has closed. To receive updates about future Mental Health Career Program opportunities, fill out our Mental Health Contact Form.