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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.

Internship

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 SessionApplication DueInitial Offer DateStudent must accept position by2nd offer date
Fall 2021March 151st Tuesday of MayThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday
Spring/Winter 2022September 52nd Tuesday of OctoberThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday

Practicum

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 SessionApplication dueInitial Offer DateStudent must accept position by2nd offer date
Winter/Spring 2021September 194th Tuesday of OctoberThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday
Summer 2021January 194th Tuesday of FebruaryThe following WednesdayThe following Thursday

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