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Child Life Internship and Practicum Program

The Child Life Internship and Practicum Programs at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital are designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn while performing/observing the roles and functions of a Child Life Specialist. Students will provide a variety of Child Life services, all under the supervision of a certified Child Life Specialist.

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 Skype interviews are offered for those outside a 300 mile radius. Selected students will be required to work the schedule of their preceptor.

Internship

Internships at Children’s Memorial Hermann are offered twice a year during spring 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 and internship questions.

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.

Practicum

Practicums at Children’s Memorial Hermann are offered once a year during the summer. The practicum is part time 19.5 hour work week for 8 weeks for a total of 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.

Internship Coordinators

Julia Mendoza, CCLS
(713)704-1470
Julia.mendoza2@memorialhermann.org

Alyssa, Luksa, CCLS
(713)704-8799
Alyssa.luksa@memorialhermann.org

Practicum Coordinators

Christy Lange, CCLS
(713)704-2095
Christy.lange@memorialhermann.org

Meghaan Jarrell, CCLS
(713)704-3577
Meghaan.jarrell@memorialhermann.org