Child Life Internship and Practicum Program
Please note that our student programming opportunities have changed. We have made the difficult decision not to offer a spring 2021 child life internship. We will instead offer a spring 2021 child life practicum. Please see additional dates below for our program plans.
Recognized as an accredited facility by the Association of Child Life Professionals, 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 300mile radius. Selected students will be required to work the schedule of their supervisor.
We plan to resume our child life internship in the fall of 2021.
Internships at Children’s Memorial Hermann are full time 40-hour work weeks for 16 weeks for a minimum 640 hours.
To apply please download the common child life application.
Download the internship information document to get more details on a child life internship with the Child Life and Expressive Therapies Department at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. After fully reviewing the document and application, you can also contact our student committee listed at the bottom of the page for any further questions.
Please see below for upcoming internship opportunities:
|Internship Session||Application Due||Initial Offer Date||Student must accept position by||2nd offer date|
|Fall 2021||March 15||1st Tuesday of May||The following Wednesday||The following Thursday|
|Spring/Winter 2022||September 5||2nd Tuesday of October||The following Wednesday||The following Thursday|
Practicums at Children’s Memorial Hermann are part time with a minimum of 150 hours.
To apply please download the common practicum application and reference form located on the Texas Association of Child Life Professionals website: https://www.taclp.org/child_life_students
Download the practicum information document to get more details on a child life practicum with the Child Life and Expressive Therapies Department at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. After fully reviewing both the document and application, you can also contact our student committee listed below for further questions.
Please see below for upcoming practicum opportunities:
|Practicum Session||Application due||Initial Offer Date||Student must accept position by||2nd offer date|
|Winter/Spring 2021||September 19||4th Tuesday of October||The following Wednesday||The following Thursday|
|Summer 2021||January 19||4th Tuesday of February||The following Wednesday||The following Thursday|