Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables updated: 08/02/2017

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

AK-PIC Training Sites

The consortium includes the following sites: Alaska Psychiatric Institute; Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association; Hope Counseling Center; Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency; and Norton Sound Health Corporation. Each site is described below.

The Consortium offers one-year, full-time internship placements that begin and end around July of each year. The Consortium is comprised of treatment centers throughout Alaska and will provide a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represents the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice with Alaska’s diverse communities. Interns will have a primary placement at one site and will complete Alaska Specific Experiential Activities (AK-SEA) at other sites within the consortium. Across training sites, interns will complete a minimum of 500 hours per internship year of face-to-face direct service delivery.

Training Emphases

All sites will offer three major training emphases:

Psychological Intervention
Each consortium site provides opportunities for interns to work in inpatient or outpatient settings to provide individual, group, family and/or couples therapy to people from a diverse range of age groups, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels within a variety of therapeutic modalities.

Psychological Assessment
Assessment experience is provided at each consortium site. Interns at every site will be expected to administer, interpret, and provide written synthesis of psychological test batteries. Assessments may include intellectual, achievement, personality, and competency-based measures. Interns will have opportunities to write reports and make recommendations that convey meaningful information to clients. While each site varies on the number and type of referrals, most interns will complete 5 or more batteries throughout the course of the year.

Substance Use Disorders
All interns will have experience working with clients with drug and alcohol comorbidities (e.g., alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, opioids, misuse of prescription medication and other illicit drugs). The clinical experiences within this major training emphasis will vary from site to site and may include but not limited to: Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), assessment, consultation, referral, outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment, and/or work within a court setting.

Required Alaska Specific Experiential Activity (AK-SEA)

Every intern will complete an AK-SEA at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage in order to gain clinical exposure in both civil and forensic inpatient settings. Every intern will additionally participate in an AK-SEA with Norton Sound Health Corporation in one of its 15 outlying Native communities or with Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association and one of their Native communities. The purpose of this AK-SEA is to gain village-based experience with Alaska Native culture. All interns will complete an AK-SEA focused transcultural medicine at Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage. The purpose of this experience is to learn about the role of culture in medicine and its

application focused on the diverse needs of Alaska’s population. AK-SEAs are intended as opportunities for exposure and shadowing and may or may not involve the opportunity for provision of clinical services.

Alaska Psychiatric Institute

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $32,000
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 75
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 37.5
Program Benefits Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?   No
If access to medical insurance is provided    
Trainee contribution to cost required?   No
Coverage of family member(s) available?   No
Coverage of legally married partner available?   No
Coverage of domestic partner available?   No

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  No


Aleutian Pribilof Island Association

  • Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $28,352
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 117.5
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 40
Program Benefits Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided    
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes  

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? YES


Hope Counseling Center

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $28,352
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 80
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 80
Program Benefits Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided    
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available?   No

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes


Norton Sound Health Corporation

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $28,352
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 80
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 0
Program Benefits Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided    
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available?   No

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes


Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $28,352
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: NA
  • Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 80
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 40
Program Benefits Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided    
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes  
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes  
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes  

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes


Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for Preceding 3 cohorts)

  • Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 27
  • Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 4
  Post-doctoral residency position Employed position
Community mental health center 3 4
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 2 3
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 2 1
Military health center 0 1
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center or hospital 0 1
Psychiatric hospital 3 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community college or other teaching setting 0 1
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 1 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 1 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0