At AK Child & Family we feel that increasing knowledge base, education, and celebrating knowledge is very valuable. Earlier this summer, we recognized our staff that graduated this year. Another area that we choose to foster education and learning, is through partnerships with University of Alaska, Alaska Pacific University, and other educational establishments to provide practicum and internship placements at 3 levels: Undergraduate (Associates / Bachelor’s), Graduate (Master’s), and PhD. Many times, those placements can and have turned into gainful employment after the internship or practicum has ended.
Andrea, was a Senior in college on her way to completing her Bachelors in Psychology when she completed an internship with us. She was interning under a Treatment Program Supervisor in our Residential program. Andrea said about her experience:
Andrea transitioned to gainful employment in the same unit that she interned in.
Jessica was a Master’s level intern with us prior to obtaining gainful employment as a Clinical Therapist in our Residential program. Jessica shared this with us regarding her experience:
Rachel has worked at our agency in a couple of different capacities, her most recent being an Intake Clinician. As an already established employee, she has also utilized our practicum/internship placement opportunity. The process for an employee completing an internship/practicum with AK Child & Family is a little bit different because their duties as a paid employee cannot overlap at all with their unpaid internship duties. Rachel is one of our Doctoral (PhD) interns. She says of her experience:
My favorite part? Helping them pack their stuff to go home after a year’s worth of hard work earned them a successful discharge. I’m very proud of the work the boys on my caseload did during their time in treatment.”
If you or someone you know is interested in an Internship or Practicum placement with AK Child & Family, please contact Rachel Coulter for more information. She can be reached at either 348-9294 or from our Contact Us page (use the topic 'Human Resources').