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 Case Manager and Outreach Specialist provides client-centered individual support and coordination of care to clients in our harm reduction program for a diverse client population who are actively using or have past experience(s) using crystal methamphetamine use.  The Case Manager and Outreach Specialist will support clients with benefits enrollment and help clients reduce barriers to care and increases accessible, available, and appropriate linkages to care for clients who use crystal methamphetamine.  The Case Manager and Outreach Specialist will also be the primary lead on conducting outreach to potential clients in various venues and settings, which includes many traditional and non-traditional methods of outreach.

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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 Clinical Director, Health Homes is responsible for strategic planning, growth and overall administration and oversight of the Health Homes Program and its day-to-day operations. The Clinical Director creates an environment that facilitates continuous quality improvement in the delivery of client care in support of the programs and organizations’ mission and vision. This includes supervision of staff, recruiting and retention, development, and implementation of program policies and procedures. Responsible for ensuring that team meets Health Home standards and compliance measures, for promoting teamwork with physicians and all healthcare providers, for promoting internal and external customer satisfaction and appropriate resource management. This position will work closely with the Senior Vice President, People Operations & Compliance, and the Health Homes Quality Assurance Consultant to ensure long‐term success. This position will serve as a backup should staff be out. This position will initially require an independent caseload.

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Position Description: The Peer Navigator will perform various duties to support the Health Home Care Managers and their respective clients with similar conditions by providing direct (phone and in-person) ongoing health education, emotional support, and encouragement. The goal of enrollment is to support individual clients in achieving improved overall health and social functioning, utilizing personal lived experience in the role and practice.

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Position Description: The Executive Assistant, Chief Financial Officer provides administrative support to the CFO’s Office

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Position Description: Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) seeks a Financial Management Case Worker responsible for the coordination and delivery of harm reduction services to Financial Management clients.

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Position Description: The HARP/HH+ Care Manager performs work associated with promoting and restoring the health of Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) clients by identifying care requirements, documenting, and ensuring maximal access to high quality care across the continuum. Provides direct service consistent with NYSDOH regulations for Health Homes. Screens for functional scale eligibility, conducts initial assessments, and periodic reassessments of patients’ needs including medical, mental health, substance use, financial, housing and support needs. The Care Manager collaborates with clients, health homes, physicians, other interdisciplinary care team members, and family members to support and sustain the client’s wellness and recovery goals. Provides crisis intervention and health education services as needed. Develops patient focused care plans with documented input and approval from other providers, and the patient in compliance with Health Home standards.

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Position Description: The Care Manager is part of a multi-disciplinary team that has overall day-to-day responsibility for coordinating the activities of the care team for patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs and for facilitating each patients access to the full range of medical and psychosocial services in an efficient and effective manner. The comprehensive services provided to clients include assessment, service plan development, health promotion and care coordination. 

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Position Description:

The Healthy Aging Specialist will serve the Aging, HIV positive LGBT client population by providing a range of services to improve the overall health and wellbeing of that population. Such services will include individual mental health and substance use screenings, brief intervention, and referrals. The Healthy Aging Specialist will provide educational material and workshops relevant to the health of Aging LGBT clients with HIV including physical, dental and mental health. The Healthy Aging Specialist will provide Buddy services to high-need clients.

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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: GMHC’s Institutional Development unit manages a grant portfolio of government, foundation, and corporate donors totaling nearly $17 million annually. The managing director is responsible for maintaining and growing this portfolio in support of GMHC’s programs. The managing director will oversee all grant reporting, renewals, and proposal development. They will work proactively with the senior management team and program directors to meet and anticipate funding needs. The managing director will have a command of fundraising best practices, from prospecting to solicitation, and implement strategic approaches to optimizing revenue from existing and prospective funders. In addition to being an expert fundraiser and project manager, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and a mission-driven and customer-centered mindset.

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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 Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist provides capacity and support for supporting agency-wide data-driven management processes, research activities, evaluation and quality improvement initiatives. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will support programs in identifying key quality and management indicators and creating monitoring processes. This individual will evaluate these programmatic efforts, collecting and analyzing agency data to produce research that will contribute to the knowledge base of effective program management, quality improvement, and HIV care. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also work with programs to plan, support, and monitor their usage of the Electronic Health Record. The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also engage in research efforts of large, national program evaluations.

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Position Description: The Nutrition Community Educator will be responsible for managing the Nutrition Health Education (NHE) and Food and Meals Services program in accordance with AIDS Institute standards. NHE is intended to enhance the knowledge and abilities of clients with HIV/AIDS to choose and prepare healthy safe meals; thereby aiding in the process of preventing and reducing malnutrition and acute and chronic nutritional complications of HIV disease. In addition, the provision of NHE and food and meal services support retention in, and adherence to HIV medical care and treatment. The CNE will ensure program services and requirements are implemented.

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Position Description: The Health Navigator (HN) is responsible for performing health insurance enrollments, outreach, and educational presentation related to the NYSDOH Navigator Program. The HN is responsible for ensuring all individual monthly deliverables are met in accordance with funder requirements. The HN is responsible for ensuring timely and effective client advocacy services in the areas of insurance & health care access. This position is also responsible for the direct supervision and management of three Health Navigation Specialist.

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The Staff Attorney provides civil legal services to GMHC clients that identify as transgender or gender non-conforming in a range of legal areas, including, immigration legal services, family law, HIV confidentiality, bankruptcy, advance directives, employment law, food stamps, social security and other entitlements, HIV discrimination law, disability law, health care access, and landlord-tenant law. The Staff Attorney tracks all activities, including, the provision of services and the achievement of outcomes in appropriate daily logs, an electronic database, and an individual dashboard. Assists with the preparation of monthly and other reports and works to make sure that the department is audit-ready.

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The Technical Support Analyst I is responsible for providing technical assistance with computer systems, hardware, and software. As a Technical Support Analyst I, you are responsible for responding to email, chat, or phone queries and offering technical support to staff using computer systems, hardware, and software.

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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.


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
    • 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.