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Child Life Programs

Graduate and undergraduate Child Life internships and practicums are offered in cooperation with North Carolina affiliated colleges and universities only.

Clinical supervision for students in the Child Life program is provided by a certified Child Life Specialist through the Child Life Certifying Committee.

Child Life Practicums

Instructions for Child Life Practicums applications:

Please note, our site uses the Common Child Life Internship Application for practicum students. We recommend that you review the ACLP Common Application Process Guide prior to submitting your application.

Please complete the Common Child Life Internship Application packet and mail all items to:

UNC Hospitals
Rehabilitation Therapies Department, Suite W1000
Attention Kristel Maes, Child Life Practicum Application Enclosed
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Application packets must include the following items:

  • Completed and signed Common Child Life Internship Application
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé/CV
  • 2 reference letters with no more than 1 reference from an academic setting

It is not necessary to complete the ACLP Eligibility Assessment Report.

Please make sure to send the entire application including reference letters in a single packet. Applications must be postmarked by ACLP deadlines.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Once you have mailed your application, please send an email to clinicaledreq@unchealth.unc.edu and cc your Practicum Coordinator.

Please be advised, applications will be reviewed within one week of the submission deadline.

Following the review of applications, we will reach out to the selected candidates to schedule a phone interview prior to making a final decision regarding practicum placement.


    Practicum Application Deadline, Offer, Acceptance for 2019

    Winter/Spring 2019

    Summer 2019

    Fall 2019

    Application Deadline: September 5, 2018
    Initial Offer Date: October 9, 2018
    Acceptance Date: October 10, 2018

    2nd Offer Date: October 11, 2018

    Application Deadline: January 5, 2019
    Initial Offer Date: February 12, 2019
    Acceptance Date: February 13, 2019

    2nd Offer Date: February 14, 2019

    Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
    Initial Offer Date: May 7, 2019
    Acceptance Date: May 8, 2019

    2nd Offer Date: May 9, 2019

    Child Life Internships

    Instructions for Child Life Internships Applications:

    We recommend that you review the ACLP Common Application Process Guide prior to submitting your application.

    Please complete the Common Child Life Internship Application packet and mail all items to:

    UNC Hospitals
    Rehabilitation Therapies Department, Suite W1000
    Attention Kristel Maes, Child Life Internship Application Enclosed
    101 Manning Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

     

    Application packets must include the following items:

    • Completed and signed Common Child Life Internship Application
    • Cover letter
    • Résumé/CV
    • 3 reference letters with accompanying Internship Candidate Common Recommendation Forms (no more than 1 reference from an academic setting)
    • Completed Confirmation of Child Life Course In-Progress form if you have child life courses in progress at the time of application submission. Please note, all child life courses must be completed before the start of the internship.
    • ACLP Eligibility Assessment Report

    Please make sure to send the entire application including reference letters in a single packet. Applications must be postmarked by ACLP deadlines.

    Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

    Once you have mailed your application, please send an email to clinicaledreq@unchealth.unc.edu and cc your Internship Coordinator.

    Please be advised, applications will be reviewed within one week of the submission deadline.

    Following the review of applications, we will reach out to the selected candidates to schedule an on-site interview and shadow visit prior to making a final decision regarding internship placement.

    If you are selected to come on site for an interview, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

    HIPAA training

    Immunizations


    Internship Application Deadline, Offer, Acceptance for 2019

    Winter/Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019

    Application Deadline: September 5, 2018

    Window for Shadow Visits: Sept. 19-Oct. 3, 2018
    Initial Offer Date: October 9, 2018
    Acceptance Date: October 10, 2018
    2nd Offer Date: October 11, 2018

    Application Deadline: January 5, 2019

    Window for Shadow Visits: Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 2019
    Initial Offer Date: February 12, 2019
    Acceptance Date: February 13, 2019
    2nd Offer Date: February 14, 2019

    Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
    Window for Shadow Visits: April 1-26, 2019

    Initial Offer Date: May 7, 2019
    Acceptance Date: May 8, 2019
    2nd Offer Date: May 9, 2019

    Information on Student Affiliations

    Rehabilitation Therapies
    Kristel Maes, PT, DPT
    Therapy Services Educator

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