The Child Life Department Internship Program at The Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

  • 16 week, full-time internship, totaling 600 hours
  • Offered Spring and Fall semesters
  • Follows ACLP deadlines

Acceptance Criteria

  • Completed core courses within an accredited institution (in progress forms accepted)
  • Complete a course taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist prior to applying
  • Complete 100 hours of volunteer experience or a practicum with a Child Life Program prior to applying
  • Must be affiliated with a university
  • Interview with the Child Life Department and Director

Application packet must include:

  • Completed Common Child Life Internship Application form
  • Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (unofficial accepted)
  • 3 letters of recommendation: letters preferred, ACLP form accepted
  • Resume
  • A copy of your ACLP Eligibility Assessment Report

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester- March 15th
  • Spring Semester- September 5th

Please send all completed applications to:

The Child Life Department
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

If you have any other questions regarding the internship please call Jillian Hinko at 973-926-7355.