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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

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 16 weeks for a total of 640 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.

We offer comprehensive child life internship opportunities twice a year, beginning in spring and fall.

Internship SessionApplication DueInitial Offer DateStudent must accept position by2nd offer date
Winter/SpringSeptember 52nd Tuesday of OctoberThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday
FallMarch 151st Tuesday of MayThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday

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 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 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
SummerJanuary 194th Tuesday of FebruaryThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday

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