Child Life Internship at Blank Children's Hospital | Information

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Blank Children's Hospital

Intern Information

Child Life Intern Application Process

Students interested in the Child Life Internship Program should follow the time schedule below for the application procedure. 

 

Semester you are
planning to intern

 Winter/Spring 

 Fall 

Application deadlines

 September 5

 March 15

Initial Offer Dates

 2nd Tuesday of October

 1st Tuesday of May

Acceptance Dates

 Following Wednesday

 Following Wednesday

Internship

 January - May

 September - December

**Please note: All interns must be affiliated with a university during their internship.**  

Application

An application for an internship is located within this web page.  Please submit the application along with your resume, Child Life course verification form, college transcript and at least three recommendation forms. Must meet the course work for the Child Life Certification Exam (see childlife.org).

Interviews

An interview is required for possible candidates.  Also, during an interview you will be given a tour of the hospital and may be better able to determine whether our facility and program will meet your needs. We receive numerous applications each year and not all are granted an interview. We do follow up with all applicants.

Health Screening

The following vaccinations or tests need to be completed and documented by your school or family doctor prior to your start date, and emailed to our Employee Health department:

  • Two MMRs or proof of a Titer
  • Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Influenza Vaccine Injection (spring semester) 
  • Tetanus (not required, but recommended)

Housing Arrangements

Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student. 

Internship

Child Life Students are required to complete 600 hours over a 15-week period. 

Stipend

No stipend is paid to Child Life Interns.