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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.

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Join Our Board of Directors
Clinical Internships

Work With Us 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is currently hiring for a Grants Officer, an Individual Donor & Communications Officer, a Human Rights Clinic (HRC) Clinical Assistant, and a Data & Reporting Assistant. 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 heal international survivors of human rights abuses, we’re recruiting social leaders with the will and capacity to invest in building a solid, sustainable foundation for change. Our Board of Directors see the big picture when it comes to global challenges, recognizing not only the tremendous need for addressing psychological trauma caused by human rights abuses, but also the possibilities for narrowing the global mental health gap through intelligent, informed strategies grounded in reality. Through intentional action, our Board of Directors embody hope for a more peaceful and just future.

We are currently have 1 Board position open and are seeking candidates with any of the following expertise:

Fundraising Adviser – We seek a fundraising expert who can advise and support our Executive Director and Board on best practices for building an individual and corporate donor base.

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

Event Planner – We seek an inspiring, organized individual to lead and guide event planning with our Board and volunteers.

All Board members are involved in strategic advisory and growing PTR’s base of supporters.  We are especially interested in individuals who reflect the diversity of our client population which includes forcibly displaced people from 35 countries throughout the world including countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia, and who bring knowledge that complements and strengthens our current Board composition.

Current Board members include experts in the fields of psychology, human rights, law, policy advocacy, philanthropy, nonprofit strategy, finance and accounting.  To learn more, please contact our Board President, Monika Parikh, at 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.