Places for People is proud to provide real-world opportunities to gain experience for students interested in pursuing a career in health care and behavioral health.


Places for People offers practicum opportunities in a variety of areas.

Work alongside experienced healthcare professionals for either a one-semester or two-semester practicum. Placement is available for both Bachelor’s Level and Master’s Level students. As a practicum student, you will work with individuals served by the organization at Places for People and in the community, developing treatment plans, working toward goals, and empowering individuals through recovery-focused services.


Interested in a practicum opportunity? Here are the requirements for applying.

  • Must currently be enrolled in health services field and require practicum for a school course
  • Contract between university and Places for People must be currently on file or on file by the time the student begins their practicum
  • Interest in pursuing a career in mental health services
  • If Master’s level student, undergraduate degree in a human services field is preferred
  • Online application required
  • Must be able to attend a two-week orientation before start date or on start date (depending on agency availability). Please coordinate with PFP staff and your professor/school representative to ensure your availability for orientation training.

2024 Placements

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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  • Case Management for Adults Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Community Support
  • Forensic Assertive Community Treatment
  • Grant Research and Grant Writing
  • Housing Department
  • Human Resources
  • Intake Department
  • Medical Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Outreach Department
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Substance Use Services

Need more information?

Please contact Sed Williams:

Call 314-535-5600 / Ext. 327

Don't see a practicum opportunity listed above that suits your needs? Contact Sed to discuss options.