What are the deadlines for internship applications?
We follow the deadlines set by the Child Life Council.
Internship Session: FALL WINTER/SPRING SUMMER
Application Deadline: May 5, September 5, January 5
Offer Deadlines: June 22, October 22, February 22
Notification: June 28, October 28, February 28
Intern Dates: Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-August
Is housing available?
Housing may be available through the hospital. Speak with the Child Life Manager or Child Life Internship Coordinator if you will be requiring housing.
How long is the internship?
Child Life students are required to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) weeks of forty (40) hours per week. However, if you or your school desire/require a longer internship period, arrangements can be made to accommodate you.
What does the internship include?
Under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist, the student is given basic responsibility for patients and families in a therapeutic setting. The goal of the internship is to provide the student with supervised, guided experience with children and families while learning about the provision of professional child life services. The basic components of the internship are organized around the Child Life Competencies.