Application Process and Selection Criteria

The Consortium will offer full-time positions during the 2024-2025 internship year. Students interested in applying for the internship program should submit an online application through the APPIC website (www.appic.org). Applicants may apply to as many or as few training sites within AK-PIC as they choose. Applicants designate the training sites by selecting the appropriate Match Number when submitting the application. Only one complete application is required for consideration to any of the sites in the Consortium.

In addition, due to HRSA funding, AK-PIC is only granting interviews to applicants who are a US citizen, non-citizen national of the US, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the US.

 A complete application package consists of the following materials:

  1. A completed On‐line AAPI (APPIC’s standard application)
  2. Cover letter (part of online AAPI) stating your preferred training site(s) and why you are interested in those sites specifically
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae (as part of the online AAPI)
  4. Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work (as part of the online AAPI). Please submit no more than three letters
  5. Official transcripts of all graduate coursework

For all deadlines, please see the table below. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered. If applicants are invited to an interview, they will be notified by email on or before the interview notification date. At that time, they will also be informed of the sites for which they have been selected to interview. For those 2024-2025 applicants who are selected to interview with one or more of our sites, the interviews will be conducted through video-conferencing technology.

AK-PIC Important Dates for 2024-2025 Applicants
Application Deadline November 1. 2023
Interview Notification December 8, 2023
Interview Dates January 16, 17, & 18, 2024
Internship Slots Open Across Sites for 2024-2025 Alaska Psychiatric Institute – 2


Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association – 1

Norton Sound Health Corporation –
INACTIVE FOR 2024-2025

Providence Family Medicine Center/Alaska Family Medicine Residency – 2

AK-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, strong preference is given to applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship:

  1. A minimum of 500 intervention hours.
  2. A minimum of 50 assessment hours.
  3. A minimum of 5 integrated assessment reports.
  4. Dissertation proposal defense scheduled to occur prior to the beginning of internship.
  5. Experience or special interest in working with diverse populations.
  6. Current enrollment and good standing in an APA-accredited doctoral program.

In addition to the preferences noted above, AK-PIC takes into consideration the potential commitment or interest of any prospective intern to remain in Alaska following an internship. Developing a strong behavioral health workforce is an important consideration for the state, and an interest in remaining in Alaska to join the workforce will be considered a benefit in a potential intern.