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Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Program Start Date: August 19, 2024

Program End Date: August 18, 2025

Application Deadline: December 29, 2023

Phase I Interview Dates: January 8, 10 & 15, 2024

Phase I Match Day: February 16, 2024

Phase II Match Day: March 20, 2024

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Sanford Health-Psychology Internship Consortium

Program Mission

The mission of the Sanford Health-Psychology Internship Consortium (SH-PIC) is to train and prepare future psychologists to provide outstanding, culturally competent, and compassionate clinical health care in rural and frontier communities across the Midwest.

Internship Aim

The aim of the Sanford Health-Psychology Internship Consortium is to increase patient access to quality behavioral health services in rural America by creating a pathway within our organization to take pre-doctoral interns through to fully licensed and independently functioning psychologists, recognizing the critical role that psychologists play in the overall delivery of healthcare.

General Information

The Sanford Health-Psychology Internship Consortium is comprised three behavioral health training sites in the Greater Fargo/Moorhead region. The consortium represents the collaborative effort across Sanford Health clinics in the region to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a quality educational program for psychology doctoral interns focusing on culturally relevant and responsive treatment to residents of the region of all ages. The SH-PIC training program is a year-long, full-time, 2,000-hour doctoral training experience with four positions for the upcoming 2024 training year.

Please note that SH-PIC is a psychology doctoral internship program and not a practicum training site.


Sanford Health-PIC has been granted provisional membership by the Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the APPIC Match. Sanford Health’s internship consortium sites can be found in the APPIC Member Directory #2586.

This internship program agrees to abide by all APPIC member policies including match policies that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

SH-PIC is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Questions specifically related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979


Questions about SH-PIC’s APPIC or APA accreditation status can be directed to Dr. Ashley Fortier (

Contacting Sanford Health-PIC

Questions regarding our internship program or the application and interview processes may be directed to our Program Administrator, Shelly McCann ( or Program Directors, Dr. Jeffrey Leichter ( and Dr. Jon Ulven (