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JFS provides a unique educational experience for those looking to further their career development with onsite experience and training.

May 13, 2022

Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency located in the Braeswood area of Houston. Founded in 1913, JFS offers help to all people struggling with challenges on a sliding fee scale. The agency has mental health counseling for individuals and couples, an intensive outpatient program for mental health, disability services, senior adult services, case management, employment help, financial assistance, community outreach, disaster help and volunteer opportunities.

Internships are currently available in the following departments:

Behavioral and Mental Health Services

Available to MSW students from local and national universities. The field instructors’ view of instruction is to immerse the student as quickly as possible to have hands-on training and work in a Socratic method of seeking answers as often as is necessary. The agency focuses on a client-centered framework of service.



Employment Services offers a professional learning experience for interns to gain knowledge of vocational services for the clients during a job search.  We specialize in the disability community.  We offer a structured program that includes program planning and implementation, individual client contact, and regular feedback.

To learn more contact or (713) 986-7842.

Available Internships:

Disability Services

Ideal for BSW and MSW who are in their first year. You will receive hands-on training in the diverse world of disabilities including working with individuals, groups, and community work. Exposure to evaluations, goal setting, treatment plans, progress notes, and so on are part of the process. Learn more about our client-centered, strengths-based approach.

To learn more please contact Jamie Weiner, LCSW at

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