Short-Term Observation

SCF provides a wide range of health and wellness services for Alaska Native and American Indian people living in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and nearby villages. We also provide regional support to residents of 55 rural villages in the Anchorage Service Unit. SCF’s Nuka System of Care is created, managed and owned by Alaska Native people.

Observation rotations are limited to 40 hours in a calendar year, though due to the high number of requests received, the number of hours available is at the discretion of the department. Please be advised that housing and transportation are not provided for Student and Observer Experiences at Southcentral Foundation.

SCF provides limited opportunities for students to follow medical providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienist, nurses, certified medical assistants and more.

Due to customer-owner (patient) privacy, observations for Behavioral Health will not include clinical observation, but provide an opportunity to talk with a provider.

If you are interested in a student opportunity, please submit an application, send a copy of your CV and a letter of intent to  Once we receive all three items, an SCF employee will follow up with you regarding your request.