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Student Internship Opportunities

ACMHS provides practicum placement and supervised clinical training for approximately 4-6 graduate and undergraduate students each year.

Step 1:  Explore the Program Information on this website to determine if we have a program that fits with your interests and academic goals. Students may contact the ACMHS Manager of the program of interest to obtain information about the program, and overall internship duties and responsibilities. This is not an interview.

Step 2: Check for eligibility. Applications are currently only being considered for students enrolled in a program that has a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ACMHS.

    • Currently these programs include only:
        • UAA Department of Psychology or School of Social Work
        • Boise State University School of Social Work
        • Alaska Pacific University
        • University of Alaska Fairbanks
        • Boston University School of Social Work
    • If you are enrolled in another school, and are interested in pursuing an internship, please have your school’s internship coordinator contact our Human Resources Director, Cheryl Mounts at cmounts@acmhs.com or 907-261-5323.

Step 3: Make sure you can meet the requirements

  • ACMHS in-person trainings scheduled during normal business hours are required as part of the placement.
  • If an offer for placement has been made, a fingerprint background check is required.

Step 4: Timing and Placement. Please allow at least 30 days for internship placement after the application, resume and transcript copy have been turned into ACMHS.

    • Due to limited availability of appropriate internship opportunities within ACMHS, internship placement is not guaranteed.
    • Applicants with a greater number of completed clinical courses are more competitive for our clinical internships.

Step 5: To apply, students must complete the ACMHS on-line application (a resume and official transcript must be attached).  If an appropriate placement is available, the ACMHS Manager will contact the student to schedule a formal interview. Search for the appropriate internship on the Employment Opportunities page, and click Apply Now to access the application.

Non-credit seeking students:

If you do not require class credit for your internship or are interested in an internship in a non-clinical area, please contact Director of Community Relations & Communications, Jessica Cochran at jcochran@acmhs.com.  We may be able to accommodate these requests through a recurring Volunteer agreement, without a formal MOA with your school.