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Ankeny, IA 50023

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Altoona, IA 50009

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3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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Des Moines, IA 50310

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Blank Children's Hospital

Intern Eligibility

In order to apply for an Child Life Internship at Blank Children's Hospital, an applicant must have:

  • 100 hours of experience with well infants, children, youth and/or families.
  • 100 hours of experience with infants, children, youth and/or families in stressful situations, health care settings and/or programs designed for children with special needs.
  • Successfully completed child life coursework inclusive of the 6 applied areas of study, as required by the ACLP.
  • Completed the academic course work portion of the ACLP eligibility assessment or are actively enrolled in an ACLP endorsed academic program.

Intern Requirements

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

  • A complete orientation that includes essential teaching modules as well as observation in all clinical areas. We follow the Child Life Council's module recommendations.
  • Complete assignments from teaching modules associated with Growth and Development, Medical Play, Charting, Preparation, Grief and Bereavement, Professionalism, Volunteer Program as well as Coping and Distraction.
    • Supplemental reading associated with modules (interns are responsible for obtaining the following books prior to start date):
      • Child Life in Hospitals, R.H. Thompson & G. Stanford
      • Psychosocial Care of Children in Hospitals, ACCH
  • Daily journals of hospital experiences to be turned in weekly.
  • Prepare and present a case study on a patient following guidelines.
  • Child Life Project:  Create and plan a project specific to Child Life Therapy and present to staff.
  • Medical play, preparation, play, charting, and procedural support under the supervision of a Child Life Specialist.
  • Weekly meetings with Child Life Specialists to discuss clinical and personal experiences.
  • Interns will be required to complete self evaluations following each rotation.