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With expertise gained through years of providing clinical services to international survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution, as well as significant experience implementing human rights programming, our team combines the fields of global mental health and human rights to expand the range—and increase the depth—of clinical services for diverse international populations.

Work With Us
Join Our Board of Directors
Clinical Internships

Work With Us 

PTR is hiring for a Clinical Director, Supervising Clinical Psychologist, a Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager, two Bilingual (Spanish) Therapists, and an HR Manager. The full position descriptions can be  viewed here.

Apply to Join Our Board of Directors

As Partnerships for Trauma Recovery fulfills its vital mission to provide trauma recovery care to international survivors of human rights abuses, we’re recruiting new Board members. Qualified candidates will have experience with, and/or understanding of the refugee or asylum seeker experience, and the passion and skills to invest in building a sustainable foundation for change. Through intentional action, our Board of Directors embodies hope for a more peaceful and just future.

All Board members are involved in strategic advisory and growing PTR’s base of supporters. Our clients come from communities across 45 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. We are especially interested in candidates who represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and seek to expand representation of those with lived experience as refugees. In addition, we seek the following specific expertise to fill several new positions:

California-Licensed Attorney - We seek a California-based attorney ideally with knowledge of nonprofit law, to provide additional guidance in ensuring compliance with relevant laws.

Finance or Accounting Professional - To partner with our Board Treasurer in approving quarterly financials and annual audits.

Fundraising/Event Planning – We seek 1-2 proactive individuals to partner with Board Members to jointly plan one annual event and engage in two fundraising appeals throughout the year. All Board members set collective fundraising targets and are involved in fundraising efforts.

Our Current Board includes knowledge in the fields of psychology, human rights, law, public health, philanthropy and finance and accounting. To learn more, please send a brief email with your interest to Board Co-Chair Monika Parikh, to begin the conversation.

Clinical Internships

At our Mosaic Healing Center in Berkeley, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery offers a unique clinical training program in global mental health and human rights for doctoral students in clinical psychology, and post-graduate associates in clinical social work and marriage & family therapy.  Our Global Healing & Human Rights curriculum is rooted in globally culturally reflective, trauma-informed and relationally-based approaches, to serve forcibly displaced international populations who have experienced extreme levels of trauma and loss due to violence and persecution in their countries of origin.

We accept  interns in their third year and beyond of clinical training, and our program takes place from September to July each year.  We require 3 days per week (24 hours) of placement at PTR, and our internships are unpaid.   Applications are due by mid-February every year, and training cohorts are established by April. 

We also accept applications for Postdoctoral Fellows in Clinical Psychology.  

If interested in our Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Program, please send your most recent CV, a cover letter addressing your interest in our training program, and a confidential written case presentation illustrating your approach to clinical work to Annika Sridharan, Psy.D at

Applications will be reviewed every year between January and April, for training beginning the following September.


The Bay Area welcomes refugees and asylum seekers fleeing extreme violence and persecution in their home countries. Right here, in our neighborhoods, there is a tremendous need to help people heal. If you have skills you're willing to contribute to our programs, please contact us.

We are always current seeking those with strong graphic design skills and social media experience to assist with social media posts, maintaining our website, and with marketing and communications materials. In addition, we are currently seeking assistance with drafting a Media Policy for PTR. Our aim is that the Media Policy allows us to further our commitment to communicate about the work we are undertaking in a way that conscientiously honors the many experiences of our clients.

Please contact Leah Spelman at for more information about these opportunities.

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran or disability status.