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Child Life Internship and Practicum Programs

The Child Life Internship and Practicum Program at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is 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 program affords 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.

Child Life Internship Program

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.

The intern will be required to work the schedule of their preceptor. Generally, we try to offer placements to two to three applicants each semester.

The number varies depending on current staffing and the ability to train that would best benefit the intern. 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.

Internship Application Documents

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 both the document, application, and internship questions you can also contact our student coordinators listed at the bottom of the page for any further questions.

Child Life Practicum Program

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.

Practicum Application Documents

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.

Student Coordinators

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

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