Department : Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1789
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Southeast Human Service Center
Department: Psychology
Address: 2624 9th Avenue S
Fargo, North Dakota 58103-2350
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Fargo is the largest city in ND, 3.5 hours from Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 701-298-4547x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Nancy Hein-Kolo
Chief Psychologist: Nancy Hein-Kolo
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are eligible for health insurance at a reduced rate under provisions of the Affordable Care Act and can receive up to 40 hours of professional development/educational leave to allow for participation in dissertation and postdoctoral activities. Interns are not eligible for paid annual/sick/holiday leave, but are provided 10 unpaid days of leave over the course of the internship year. Interns are fully supported from an administrative standpoint and have the same support staff access as other employees. Each Intern has a private office, phone, and computer. Additionally, SEHSC provides interns access to multiple psychological and psychiatric journals and other reference materials.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Schedules vary depending on day of the week and rotation. A wide range of opportunities are available, allowing for flexibility and variability within the work day and week. Typically, 1-2 evaluations (depending on type) and 1 diagnostic intake assessment are scheduled per week. The Intern also obtains between 5-8 individual therapy and 2-3 group therapy hours per week. 2 hours of group supervision and 2 hours of individual supervision are provided on a weekly basis, with ample opportunity for consultation outside of scheduled hours. A minimum of 1-2 hours per week of training or didactics are attended. Additional time (8-16 hours) is allotted for assessment report writing, treatment documentation, and other administrative duties.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/12/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/13/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Qualified applicants are invited to the Internship Program’s Interview Open House. This involves a prospective Intern selecting a four-hour morning or afternoon time period wherein they can expect to meet with Internship Program staff, participate in an interview with Internship Program supervisors, tour the facility, and participate in a presentation by the current Interns where they can ask the current Interns questions about their experience in the program, etc. In-person interviews have been suspended due to COVID-19. Virtual interviews include a presentation and Q&A with the selection committee and current interns, an interview with members of the selection committee, a virtual tour of the site, and a Q&A session with our current interns.

Southeast Human Service Center encourages all interested students who have been unable to obtain the minimum required hours due to COVID-19 to apply to our program.  All applications submitted will be reviewed and considered.






How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Vaccination required unless a medical exemption form is completed. Background check required if matched with internship site. State supplemental application required if matched with internship site.
Program Description

The Internship Program consists of required and elective components and it is organized into two separate, six-month rotations. Both rotations share a focus on general psychological assessment, with emphasis on more specialized psychological assessment such as sex offender and violence risk assessments and parental capacity assessments. The assessment rotation is supervised by a licensed psychologist, who is a clinical supervisor of the Internship Program. In addition, Interns have year-long training assignments in the area of intervention and are assigned a clinical supervisor that follows their intervention cases throughout the training year. There are other ongoing clinical duties, which the Intern is involved in throughout the Internship year.


Approximately 40% of an Intern's time is spent in Assessment, 20% in Intervention, 15% in Supervision, 13% in Didactics, 7% in Administrative and 5% in Consultation.




Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Forensic and correctional

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 39 30 33 41 28 40
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 38 27 31 34 28 34
Total number of interns: 4 4 3 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 3 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 2 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 2 1 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 3 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 1 2 6 5 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 81 13 25 20 59 62
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 1 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 1 1 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 0 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 1
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 1 1 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0