We will be offering internships in Spring and Fall of 2016 and Practicum in Summer of 2016. We are also offering an internship in the spring of 2017. 2017 schedule will follow the 2016 schedule.
What are the deadlines for internship applications?
Are there any requirements before applying?
Yes. We require that all applicants have completed a Child Life Practicum before applying for internship. We also require that applicants have 150 hours of demonstrated work with children in a medical setting (i.e. volunteer, practicum experience, child life assistant) and 150 hours work with children in a non-hospital setting.We also require that candidates have completed the course that has been taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist. Please note that we want all of these hours to be complete and verified when applying for the internship. The hours may be verified by using the form we have provided, a letter from the employer, or time sheet. Please note that by documenting it on only the application does not serve as verification.
What is the interview process?
We will do a first round of phone interviews after we complete the review of applications. Candidates will be selected and notified about scheduling the phone interview. From these applicants we will determine who will be invited to the final round of interviews. Candidates will be expected to travel to our site for an in-person interview if they live within 300 miles of our hospital. If they live beyond 300 miles, a phone/skype interview will be scheduled.
How long is the internship?
What does the internship include?