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AIIP Summer Enrichment Program

The AIIP Summer Enrichment Program is designed to help American Indian students gain exposure to the diverse aspects of the field of psychology through research, clinical, and educational activities. The program consists of three components.


  • Research: participants work with faculty and graduate students in the clinical, counseling, school, and lifespan developmental (experimental) psychology programs on psychological research projects.
  • Clinical: participants are placed with a tribal healthcare or social services agency one to two days per week and given the opportunity to shadow psychologists, social workers, and other professionals who provide direct services to Indian peoples.
  • Professional Development: participants attend weekly seminars on subjects ranging from ethics to research design to tribal law. Guest speakers from around the state and the nation are brought in to lecture and discuss with participants about topics relative to American Indian Psychology.


The program is held for six weeks each summer through the months of June and July. After a week of orientation to the program, participants typically spend weekdays satisfying the research and clinical components of the program and Saturday mornings on professional development. The program also provides a variety of cultural experiences including tours of several Indian Nations around the state of Oklahoma, powwows, and other exposures to Native arts and cultures. Participants are given living stipends and on-campus housing is available. Applicants for the AIIP Summer Enrichment program must meet the following requirements:


  • Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
  • Must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in psychology, counseling or related fields, or be an undergraduate working toward a degree in Psychology or related fields with interest in graduate study.


Applications for the Summer Enrichment Program are due May 1st of each year. If you are eligible for AIIP summer enrichment program and/or interested in more information, send inquiries to:

Dr. John M. Chaney
215 N. Murray
Department of Psychology
OSU Campus
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6113

Download the AIIP Summer Enrichment Program application in PDF format (you can download Adobe Acrobat here if you do not have it)

To see some of program highlights from previous years, please click the links below.


  • 1999 Program Highlights
  • 2000 Program Highlights
  • 2001 Program Highlights
  • 2002 Program Highlights
  • 2003 Program Highlights
  • 2004 Program Highlights
  • 2005 Program Highlights
  • 2006 Program Highlights
  • 2008 Program Highlights



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