Learn/Train Here

We partner with institutions of higher education to prevent and end homelessness.

Please Note: Due to COVID 19, we have limited our placements and are unable to facilitate volunteer opportunities at this time. All group projects and opportunities have been suspended until further notice. We appreciate your interest in training with us.

Internships and Clinical Learning/Training

Health Care for the Homeless is committed to the development of future health professionals. Individuals placed here get an in-depth look at how community health centers function and learn about future health care careers. Applicants can be placed in various departments, including in clinics, community outreach, or program development, depending on their experience and interests.

Clinical learners regularly collaborate with our care providers as part of their professional training.

  • Graduate social work students fine-tune their personal approach and clinical skills as they assess walk-in clients and, eventually, carry their own caseloads and provide therapy sessions to clients.
  • Medical and nursing students learn about caring for individuals with very limited resources and deeply challenging life situations.

Our placements are also divided into three tracks:


Behavioral Health


Includes BSN/RN, Medical Assistant, Nursing and OT students seeking clinical rotations.

Includes BSW/MSW students seeking experience working with client caseloads.

Includes MPH, Public Administration and international medical students seeking research opportunities or more advanced internships.

Interships and Clinical Placements

Please note: clinical learning placements are very limited, and therefore, very competitive. Applicants who follow the instructions listed below have the highest chance of being approved for a placement at Health Care for the Homeless. 

Prior to beginning an internship or placement for credit or as part of a clinical training program, your school/instituion is required to have an Affiliation Agreement with Health Care for the Homeless. The following schools have active agreements on file:

  • Boston University
    Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Occupational Therapy
  • George Washington University
    School of Nursing
  • Johns Hopkins University
    School of Nursing
  • McDaniel College
    School of Social Work
  • Morgan State University
    School of Social Work
  • Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
    Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
    School of Nursing
  • Trinity Washington University
    Occupational Therapy
  • University of Illinois
    College of Medicine
  • University of Maryland
    Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Social Work
  • Walden University
    College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

If your school is not listed please reach out to your field placement coordinator and ask them to contact the Volunteer Manager to discuss completing an agreement. We recommend doing this as soon as possible, as some schools can take several months to process them. You can contact the Volunteer Manager at if you have questions regarding the agreement.

Volunteer opportunities

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