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Child Life Internship and Practicum Program

Named a designated facility by the Association of Child Life Professional Accreditation, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital offers students opportunities to learn about the roles and functions of Child Life Specialists. Our Child Life Internship and Practicum Programs enable students to observe and perform a variety of Child Life services, all under the supervision of certified Child Life Specialists.

To those purposes, the programs afford students with the opportunity to experience a variety of patient and family issues, to take advantage of regular educational sessions, and to engage in ongoing discussion of the student experience.

Submitting a completed application does not guarantee an interview or acceptance. Each application will be reviewed to determine if the applicant meets all the requirements. The most qualified applicants will be offered interviews. Phone or video interviews are offered for those outside a 300 mile radius. Selected students will be required to work the schedule of their supervisor.

Internship

For 2019, internships at Children’s Memorial Hermann will be offered twice a year during summer and fall semesters. The internship is a full time 40 hour work week for 15 weeks for a total of 600 hours.

To apply please download the common child life application.

Download the internship information document to get more details on an internship with the Child Life Department at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. After fully reviewing the document, application, and internship questions you can also contact our student coordinators listed at the bottom of the page for any further questions.

Internship SessionApplication DueInitial Offer DateStudent must accept position by2nd offer date
Summer 2019January 5, 2019February 12, 2019February 13, 2019February 14, 2019
Fall 2019March 15, 2019May 7, 2019May 8, 2019May 9, 2019

Practicum

For 2019, we will offer one practicum opportunity in the winter/spring. The practicum is a part time experience totaling approximately 150 hours. To apply please download the child life practicum application.

Download the practicum information document to get more details on a practicum with the Child Life Department at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. After fully reviewing both the document and application, you can also contact our student coordinators listed below for further questions.

Practicum SessionApplication dueInitial Offer DateStudent must accept position by2nd offer date
Winter/Spring 2019September 19, 2018October 23, 2018October 24, 2018October 25, 2018

For questions regarding the Internship and Practicum Programs contact: ChildLifeStudents@memorialhermann.org