Student Internship Opportunities

Alaska Behavioral Health provides practicum placement and supervised clinical training internships for approximately 15 graduate and undergraduate students each year.

Our structured graduate level internship program is designed for students training to become master’s or doctoral level behavioral health clinicians. We prioritize Bachelor of Social Work students for our undergraduate internships.  The core component of our graduate intern program is our Core Competencies Learning Community.  The Learning Community offers students the opportunity to meet weekly with senior clinical and medical staff to learn the core competencies of clinical behavioral health services.

Past interns report that they get a lot of support and supervision from staff, and opportunities to learn and grow as clinicians.

Graduate Level Internships

Bachelor’s Level Internship

How to Apply

Step 1:  Explore the clinical program information.

Explore the program information on this website to determine if we provide services that fit with your interests and academic goals.

Step 2: Check for eligibility. 

We are only able to place students enrolled in a program that has a signed Memorandum of Agreement with AKBH (or ACMHS, our corporate identity). If your institution does not currently have a student placement agreement with AKBH, please still submit an application.  We may be able to add your program to this list!   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 or 907-261-5323.

  • University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education
  • Alaska Pacific University Counseling Psychology Program
  • Boise State University College of Health Sciences
  • Boston University School of Social Work
  • University of Colorado College of Nursing
  • University of the Cumberlands Department of Counseling
  • University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
  • Duke University School of Nursing
  • Florida State University School of Social Work
  • John Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • University of Kentucky College of Social Work
  • Liberty University Counselor Education & Family Studies
  • Louisiana State University School of Social Work
  • Naropa University
  • North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Master of Public Health Program
  • Northern Vermont University Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Northwestern University – The Family Institute
  • Palo Alto University – MA Counseling Program
  • Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
  • University of South Alabama College of Nursing
  • Southern New Hampshire University – Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Walden University

Step 3: Make sure you can meet the requirements

  • AKBH trainings are scheduled during normal business hours and 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 apply early (as soon as you know your school’s requirements/processes.)
  • Due to limited availability of appropriate internship opportunities within AKBH, internship placement is not guaranteed.
  • Applicants with a greater number of completed clinical courses in graduate programs with a significant clinical focus are more competitive for our clinical internships.

Step 5: Application

To apply, students complete the AKBH on-line application (a resume and official transcript must be attached).  Our intern coordinator will follow up with next steps.

Click here for current postings (type “intern” in the search bar.)

Non-credit seeking students

If you are interested in an internship in a non-clinical area, please contact Director of Community Relations & Communications, Jessica Cochran at