The Alaska Psychology Internship Program (AK-PIC) represents a collaborative effort among five agencies across the state of Alaska to provide training to prepare competent Alaskan psychologists.
This program serves a critical need in the state of Alaska by providing an opportunity for doctoral students in psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage/ Fairbanks to complete the entirety of their training in-state, increasing the likelihood that they will remain in Alaska as they begin their careers. It additionally provides a means for attracting psychology interns from out of state, and contributes several internship training slots to help offset what has become a significant national shortage.
WICHE has assisted with the development and implementation of this program, and is currently leading the effort to achieve accreditation by the American Psychological Association. More information about AK-PIC can be found at www.ak-pic.org.