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.

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