Child Life Internship Program
The Child Life internship program at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn while
performing the roles and functions of a Child Life specialist and to
provide a variety of Child Life services, all under the supervision of a
certified Child Life specialist.
To those purposes, the program affords
the intern 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 internship experience.
Internships at Children’s Memorial Hermann are twice a year during the 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. The most qualified applicants will be offered interviews. Phone or Skype interviews are offered for those outside a 300-mile radius.
To apply, please download and print the Child Life Internship Application.
Download an internship information document
to get more details on an internship with the Child Life Department at
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. You can also contact our
internship coordinators, listed below.
Julia Mendoza, CCLS
Laura Rosenhagen, CCLS
Meghaan Jarrell, CCLS