Careers & Internships

GMHC is a dynamic, client-centered, community-based organization where collaboration, compassion, and mutual respect are the rules of thumb. We’re looking for exceptionally talented and passionate critical-thinking professionals who share a commitment to our mission and results-oriented approach.

Our Culture

GMHC is a mission-driven, data-driven entrepreneurial culture. We work in teams to make the lives of our clients better. The nature of our work requires everyone to roll up their sleeves, dig in, and embrace new challenges without hesitation.  

Our culture is community. We focus on building relationships across functions and teams. We regularly share updates and best practices with one another, and identify opportunities for increasing our collective impact. We recognize exceptional individual contributions, but practice a high degree of humility. The people whom we serve are always our focus. We are unrelenting and optimistic about the prospects of ending AIDS.

Employee Traits

One of our greatest strengths is our diversity of talent and ideas. We support the principles of equal opportunity and equal representation. We celebrate and support our differences. We recruit people with the best combinations of education, training, and professional experience needed for the work that we do. Many of our team members speak more than one language, reflecting the multi-cultural nature of our work.

Although most programmatic positions require a social service or public health background, we actively recruit people from the other fields who can leverage their skills for our work.

We nurture the growth and development of our staff including supporting professional development to build technical and leadership skills. Many positions have opportunities for advancement within programs. Our programs include positions with similar functions, providing opportunities for team members to pursue different opportunities across the agency.

Benefits of Working at GMHC

All GMHC employees enjoy a competitive compensation package which includes a benefits package consisting of:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision plans)
  • Retirement savings plans (with an excellent matching program)
  • Life insurance (basic and supplemental)
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Textbook reimbursement
  • Paid time off & holidays (12 holidays per year and 4+ weeks paid days off per year)
  • Paid child care leave
  • Remote work environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Close proximity to public transit including the Port Authority and Penn Station
  • Our offices are located in midtown New York City.

Available Positions

Position Description:

The Assistant Director (AD) of Mental Health Services is responsible for supporting the Managing Director in the day-to-day administrative, supervisory and clinical management of the Ryan White-funded Mental Health Program and Article 31 Mental Health Clinic.  The AD specifically ensures that grant-funded requirements and deliverables for mental health services are met and completes timely reporting on programs, and direct supervision of staff.  The position works to monitor and advise staff around their productivity and skills development, as well as monitor and advise the Managing Director around the achievement of programmatic goals.

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Position Description: The Assistant Director, Substance Use Services – Medication-Assisted Treatment provides oversight and primary management of the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program. This includes administrative, supervisory, and clinical management of the MAT program and its coordination and collaboration with our other substance use service programs. The Assistant Director also ensures that all regulations are met, services are properly documented, and quality assurance and improvement are appropriate. The Assistant Director may also support the Opioid Overdose Prevention and other harm reduction programs as it relates to the MAT program.

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Position Description: The Client Navigator is a peer who assists individuals living with HIV/AIDS and who are enrolled in GMHC’s Mental Health program in addressing barriers to accessing and utilizing mental health and substance use treatment. This position is responsible for establishing linkages with necessary in-house and external services and resources; coordinating care with clients’ medical and other social services providers to address the continuum of their mental health and medical care. Functions include client assistance, client accompaniment, client-engagement activities, and wellness services delivered to clients individually and in groups.

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Position Description: The Harm Reduction Counselor will provide client-centered individual and group substance use counseling sessions in a harm reduction outpatient setting to a diverse client population who are actively using or have a history of using crystal methamphetamine. The Harm Reduction Counselor will perform screenings, assessments, conduct intakes, and care coordination. The Harm Reduction Counselor assumes a lead role in creating a client engagement support system that reduces barriers to care, and increases accessible, available, and appropriate linkages to care for those who use crystal methamphetamine. The Harm Reduction Counselor will also support clients engaged in the Medication Assisted Treatment program with client navigation of services and completion of quarterly assessments.

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Position Description:

The HIV Nutrition Specialist is responsible for screening and assessing all clients enrolled in the Food and Nutrition Services program for nutritional risk factors and food insecurity. Provides nutrition counseling for those clients who require more in-depth nutrition intervention, and provides food pantry services for those clients that are identified as food insecure. The HIV Nutrition Specialist is required to assess all enrolled clients every six months and follow up for primary care status measures (PCSMs) every three months.

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The Job Developer & Retention Specialist’s main area of focus is to place Workforce Development program clients, with barriers to job opportunities, into suitable employment and provide ongoing follow-up support to promote job retention. The Job Developer & Retention Specialist will be required to assist in the placement of clients who will be transitioning into the workforce. In addition to job placement services, provides support to clients in their effort to retain employment and excel in their careers. The Specialist will track and document all retention milestones as prescribed by agency and contract requirements. The Specialist should possess an established bank of employers who have hired clients with barriers to employment, matching clients’ educational and employment background as well as interests with appropriate opportunities available for them.

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Position Description: The Maintenance Technician proactively keeps GMHC’s facility in good repair and working order: maintaining cleanliness at all-times.  The incumbent is responsible for performing repairs, cleaning, and properly sanitizing the facility.  Knowledge of building repairs, cleaning protocols, and the use of a PC to receive helpdesk emails.

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Position Description:

The Meals Program Assistant is responsible for administrative tasks and client care coordination activities associated with the GMHC Meals program.  This position is responsible for communicating with meals program clients, coordinating the delivery of meals services, referring clients to other food and nutrition services as needed and maintaining documentation for all services conducted.

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Position Description: The Medical Director will provide general oversight and supervision of all medical responsibilities of Article 31 licensed out-patient mental health program as well as supports our Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) substance use program. The Medical Director provides psychiatric evaluations, prescribes psychopharmacological medications, and ensures clients have recent medical examinations and screenings. They will also review, oversee and approve all required treatment plans and provide case conferencing and assist in the clinical supervision of staff. They will also serve as an ad-hoc consultant to staff within other GMHC programs regarding questions of clients’ psychiatric and psychosocial needs and services.

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Position Description: The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health services to individuals and groups in either our OMH-licensed Article 31 outpatient clinic or our grant-funded mental health program and provides crisis intervention to agency clients. Specifically, the Mental Health Counselor assesses the needs of clients, many of whom are living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and assists with linkages to necessary services/resources related to their medical status and/or psychosocial needs.

The Mental Health Counselor provides necessary monitoring, follow-up, and coordination of services, and actively participates in a multi-disciplinary treatment team designed to improve the overall functioning of clients by providing an individualized care plan addressing the continuum of mental health and medical care.

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Position Description: 

The Nutrition Program Assistant will facilitate communication between the clients and Food and Nutrition Services staff and help gather necessary client information, assist with client retention, and the collection of data used to assess service gaps.  In addition to client advocacy, the Nutrition Program Assistant will support all administrative processes, assisting the staff with their responsibilities and execution of nutrition services.  The Nutrition Assistant will assist with community coordination activities and connecting clients to medical care and other supportive services.

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Position Description: The Peer Navigation Specialist will assist with the implementation of group level interventions for this new multi-year grant dedicated for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Non-Binary community members. The Peer Navigation Specialist will act as a role model, sharing personal strengths and skills, while promoting hope and recovery. The Peer Navigation Specialist must be knowledgeable of community resources available to clients internally and externally. Duties may also include administering surveys, data gathering, maintaining participant databases, assisting with event organizing, and performing various administrative tasks.

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Position Description: The part-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Psych NP) will assist in the provision of psychiatric care for clients of GMHC’s NY State Licensed Article 31 clinic as well as grant funded mental health programs. The Psych NP will facilitate coordination of seamless behavioral health, medical, support and prevention services for program clients. The Psych NP may also provide support in our Medication Assisted Treatment program to help clients with substance use issues. As a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team designed to improve overall functioning of clients, the Psych NP will provide individualized care planning to address the continuum of behavioral health and medical care of clients.

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GMHC is seeking a part time research assistant in the Analytics and Evaluation Department to assist with two HRSA funded SPNS grants. The Research Assistant’s primary role will be to consent clients into the evaluation study and implement surveys. The surveys are online via a REDCap or Qualtrics portal and must be completed face-to-face or over the phone with clients. When not involved in the survey process, the Research Assistant will work with evaluation staff to ensure privacy of records are maintained, financial incentives are secure, and maintain fidelity to the evaluation protocol.

Students in public health graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Research Assistant will work 3 days per week for a total of 15 hours.

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Internships

Eligibility and Guidelines

GMHC internship opportunities are open to qualified individuals enrolled in an accredited academic institution. Since we are a nonprofit environment, our internships are unpaid, but we will support academic institution requirements for students by completing all paperwork required by the intern’s school or program.

Supervision

All interns will have direct supervision from a GMHC staff member. Our supervisors are committed to ensuring that interns have appropriate and clearly directed assignments that are related to the student academic program as well as being relevant to the day to day operations of the agency.

How to Apply:

  1. Send the following items to internships@gmhc.org:
    • Internship Application and Pledge of Confidentiality – click on the link to download.
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter – Please include your specific area of interest, why you are interested in interning at GMHC, what you would like to gain from this internship and your long term goals. 
  2. Area of Interest:
    • Analytics and Evaluation
    • Business Administration and Strategic Management
    • Communications and Social Media
    • Development/Fundraising/Event Planning
    • Human Resources
    • Legal Services
    • Meals and Nutrition
    • Mental Health/Substance Use Counseling  (only available to Graduate Students)
    • Public Affairs & Policy
    • Research

Your application cannot be processed without this information.

GMHC values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.